Ok, so I know I've whined about machine quilting many times. Today I
started and finished the border on the "leaf" quilt I'm making for my future
I have collected machine quilting patterns for quite some time, but hadn't
yet actually used one for a project. Now I have!
I found a leaf border motif.
traced it on to the paper made by Golden Threads. I stapled several layers of the paper together with the traced pattern on top.
I removed the thread from my needle on the sewing machine and stitched the
pattern design on the paper.
I separated the sheets of the pattern.
I placed the paper with the motif on my border with the bumpy side
up....(the needle pushes the paper through and leaves a bump on the
Then I took a Quilt Pounce filled with Miracle Chalk
< (half way down the page...only for an example...I didn't purchase it there) and rubbed it over the bumps on the paper. The chalk marked the fabric perfectly. If I needed to remark it for some reason, the chalk disappears when ironed!I found a good speed and rhythm and quilted that sucker! Woo hoo! As soon as I get the binding on, I'll post a picture.
Hey! If I can get something quilted and be happy with it....ANYONE can do
this! I just thought I'd record my steps in case someone doesn't know how
to do this. I've known how for a long time....I just forget to DO it!!!
It's a very quick (the part I like!) and accurate way to mark a quilt. I
did it after it was layered....I think I'd consider it a "mark as you go"
- posted 12 years ago