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    Marking a Quilt

    This is a unique way of marking a quilt that I thought up myself.

    First I select a pattern I wish to transfer to my quilt. In these examples I will mark a single block, but this method can be used for all-over quilting or wholecloth. I draw my pattern out on paper. In this example I will use a pattern from www.patchpieces.com. This pattern is called 'Hominy Star'
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    I cut a piece of netting the size I need.
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    I lay the netting over the design. In this picture I've fastened both the design and the netting to a clipboard.
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    I trace the pattern onto the netting.
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    I lay the netting on the quilt block, and trace over the pattern with a washable marker.
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    The pattern is marked on the block.
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    This final picture is of netting I'm marking for all-over quilting.
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    I trust these instructions are clear, but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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    I would like to try this idea! When you first trace the pattern onto the netting, do you use a permanent pen/marker?
    thanks for the tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YC Quilter View Post
    I would like to try this idea! When you first trace the pattern onto the netting, do you use a permanent pen/marker?
    thanks for the tutorial.
    Yes, I've used anything that will make a mark. lol --Pencil, marker, ball point ink....

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    Nice, clear tutorial!

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    I have done this before. I use a permanent marker to make the original on the netting. Then I use the washable markers on the fabric. It gets messy after a while and I rinse out all the ink so it's good to do the original with permanent. That way the original design doesn't wash out too.
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    Yes, rinse the washable marker out and the marks on the netting remain. Thank you, dd, I guess I neglected to put that in.

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    That's a great idea, thanks. I've been using Press 'N Seal.

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    thanks for the tut
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    I like the netting idea! I have read about the same technique using tulle, but from your pictures, it looks like the netting might be a bit less flexible and much easier to handle! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Good idea! As a new quilter, it seems very doable for me. Thanks.
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    I was just wondering what kind of netting this is. I also hand quilt and love this idea. I will certainly try it in the future. Thanks for posting this tutorial .

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    Great idea.
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    I use the tulle with the larger holes.
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    Thanks for the tute! I'm going to try this.

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    Thanks for the handy idea

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    What a great idea and your tute and additional comments were very helpful. Thank you!

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    My mother used this technique when she painted sweatshirts. Works for several different crafts.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Thank you! I've been looking for an easy way to mark my quilts
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    Thanks for the tute. I think this would be something I can manage. Thanks again.
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    What a great idea!!!

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    I've used tulle, and all different kinds of netting. The netting in this tutorial was quite stiff--I think it's intended for making crinolines. I do prefer the stiff netting, it lays flat and there is less chance of marking it incorrectly. I might add that I'm getting quite a collection of them. I put the smaller one-block templates such as I made in this tute together with the original paper template in a see-through page protector and I keep them in a 3-ring binder. When I'm looking for a marking template it's easy to remove the netting and lay it on the block to see how it looks.

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    Like this idea - gotta try it. Thanks.

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    Great tutorial Thanks for the idea!

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    I am just starting to venture out of my SITD comfort zone & this looks like a great way to do it. I also like that you put them in a notebook so patterns are ready for a future project ! Seems I would be less likely to lose it that way. Thank you.

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