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Handquilting

Stuck on a block, confused about directions, or have an incredible tip? Try this forum if you're looking for help or guides to improve your quilting techniques.
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gabriele.cheno
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Handquilting

Post by gabriele.cheno » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:20 pm

Hi Ladies,

I am working on a Full size quilt which I need to hand quilt. I have done this before but in a very simple way. This one I want to make special and use different quilt patterns for each block. How do you guys transfer a pattern on a block if you don't have any templates? Thank you. Wish all a great weekend

hugs gabriele

FarmChick
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Re: Handquilting

Post by FarmChick » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:23 am

One way is to place a piece of white or light colored nylon net on your pattern and trace it with a permanent marking pen (on the net). Place the net on your piece to be quilted and trace the lines with a water-soluble quilt marking pen.

gabriele.cheno
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Re: Handquilting

Post by gabriele.cheno » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:01 pm

Thank you I will try that....it will be very interesting

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purrfect-lady
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Re: Handquilting

Post by purrfect-lady » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:40 am

the only markers I use on my quilts now are Frixion pens. The marks stay until you iron them off. And they iron off easily. Quilt shops sell them, as well as Office Depot. $6.99 for 3 of them. But our Joann's never heard of them.

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gershwin64
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Re: Handquilting

Post by gershwin64 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:42 pm

Me too Mary, I just love those Fricion pens!
Tina

gabriele.cheno
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Re: Handquilting

Post by gabriele.cheno » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:59 pm

oh thank you. I will order me some of them and get started.

FlorenceM
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Re: Handquilting

Post by FlorenceM » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:22 am

I use the Pounce Pad system, or the air erasable pens.

Conniequilts
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Re: Handquilting

Post by Conniequilts » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:07 pm

I agree with some of the others, the Frixion pens are brilliant!! Since discovering them I haven't used anything else. Just a touch of a hot iron and their gone!! And you can buy them from Quilt in a Day

morgans4
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Re: Handquilting

Post by morgans4 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:50 pm

My Joann's never heard of them either, yet I believe I ordered mine from Joann's online. Go figure.

scrapquilter48
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Re: Handquilting

Post by scrapquilter48 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:54 am

Read farmchick idea, have seen this method before, works great, was our guild demos..

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