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Just a handy hint to "audition" quilting patterns...

Old 11-12-2015, 08:34 AM
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Default Just a handy hint to "audition" quilting patterns...

I lay a piece of plastic wrap, "Press and Seal", on to the top of the pieced quilt and draw (NOT with a permanent marker!) designs that I might like to to do - audition them. (dinner plate was the correct size!) It does not stick on the top but stays in place and allows the quilt pattern and colors to be seen.

(This top has already been mostly quilted.)



Before settling on the "melon seeds" , I tried the look of cross hatch, SID and a couple of other designs. The wrap is changed for trying each design. It's a very useful idea. The wrap is not left on the top for sewing.


Having decided, I lay a piece of transparent template plastic on top of the wrap (and the quilt) to draw a template.


It's also handy to take pictures and print them out to look at them side-by-side for a while if the decision is a tough one.

Just another reason that I love to quilt in my kitchen!
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:45 AM
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Super idea. you don't have to press the whole wrap down and gives a better picture. Anxious to see the finish.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:41 AM
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Great tip, thank you
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:20 PM
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What a great idea.

This board is full of very inventive and creative people.
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:22 PM
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Hey, BC-ite! Born in Victoria and lived in Vancouver for years! Get ready for storms like we are down here! Thanks for comment!

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Great tip, thank you
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:23 PM
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Thank you for sharing your great idea.
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:33 PM
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Had the perfect arch. I usually use plate, cups, saucers and anything else in the cupboards for when I need to draw a circle. You plate had the perfect arc.
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Who knew! Love it.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:16 AM
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What an absolutely wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:52 PM
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I have done this and quilted with the press and seal in place, then just ripped it off when finished.
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