Monday, November 14, 2011

Transferring The Quilting Designs

Yesterday I showed you the design I am going to use on the border quilting and today I am going to share how I got that design onto the black basted quilt border.  I thought about making a stencil but didn’t want the work of cutting all those channels so came up with another idea.IMG_5412I cut a piece of water soluble plastic like material and laid it over the quilting design I had drawn.  I don’t know what the brand name of this plastic film is but have had it a long time and think I remember buying it in the machine embroidery section of the fabric store.  It is heavier than Solvy, another product that looks like clear plastic and dissolves in water.chubbyweblargeI marked the design with the Chubby Crayon by Miracle Chalk.  It feels like a crayon, marks white marks on fabric or this plastic and the website says has chalk in it too that will disappear with heat from an iron.  I don’t think I need it to disappear since I am marking on the plastic but didn’t want to use a regular crayon in case some marks might transfer over to the black fabric.
I taped the plastic stuff (sure wish I could remember what it is called) to my newsprint design and traced the design with the Chubby Crayon.  I drew the outside registration marks with a pink permanent marker (follow the arrow to see the line) to make it easier to line up straight on the border.  You can see the marks after I put a purple folder under the plastic.

I used safety pins to attach the plastic to the border, centering it as I pinned.  I did remove the hand basting on that black border as I wouldn’t be able to get it out before crossing over it and stitching it down. IMG_5405I did cut the corner design off and positioned it exactly on the corner of the border as it was just a little off and I can extend the quilting lines to get it all connected I hope.  IMG_5408
I have all 4 sides pinned and ready to quilt and am anxious to find out if my “great idea” will turn out like I hope it will.  I do have it pinned down pretty flat so hope I don’t get any tucks or pleats.  I will let you know how the quilting goes on this border right away and won’t make you wait until the big reveal in May.

Until Later,


YankeeQuilter said...

Looks like it should work...good idea!

Geta Grama said...

Very clever idea! So this will be one of your masterpieces ? Miniature?

bernie said...

I am anxious to see how this works for you - I have been trying to figure out how to transfer a pantograph design to my quilt top. The only downside I see to this is that it is not reuseable and I wonder if the wash away is very expensive? I will be watching your blog closely for updates - this is an excellent idea. Bernie

Mary L. said...

Though I don't usually do stuff that requires marking, I have used Glad Press 'n Seal in the past to do exactly what you've shown. It peels off easily afterwards (as long as you don't do tiny little stuff, then it's a bear to pick out) and it's cheaply purchased in the grocery store.

Lynn said...

That might have worked Mary but with so many backtracks I would not have been able to get it out of the skinny spots. With this water soluble plastic I can removed everything that I can then wash the quilt later to removed the teeny tiny bits.


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