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Penny Halgren shows how to mark a quilting design for machine quilting using a water soluble stabilizer.
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I don’t know about your machine quilting but my machine quilting can use some guidance. I’m doing okay with like basic stipples quilting and kind of zigzagging lines but when it comes to a design, I can’t really follow that even if it’s marked on my quilt. So, I thought I would try some template paper and I’ve used template tissue paper in the past and that just ends up breaking up and turning into a mess. So the other day, I was at my local quilt shop and I saw this stuff which is kind of plastic, it dissolves in water and you can trace on it. So I thought, “Well, I’ll try that.”
So, I’ve chosen a design here. What I am doing is making something that goes in the center here and so, I’ve chosen this design and I am going to do it this way and then reverse it. So, I have a mirror image going down. So, what I am going to do is take two pieces of this Sulky Water Soluble Stabilizer and I am going to draw the design on here. Then, I’ll place it on my quilt and take it over to my sewing machine and machine-quilt it.
So, the first step is to get some of the plastic and then trace the design. So, I am just going to put it on top of my page here and I’ve got this what’s called a transfer tape. It just peels up, so I can easily put it down on the paper. It will hold plastic on there but when I get ready to take it off, it will just lift off without ripping the paper. So, I’ve got that tape down. Then, I am just going to take a permanent marker, a fine line permanent marker and trace this design and I am just using one of these little Micron pens. Sharpies probably work just as well. I just happen to have this at my quilting table, so that’s what I am going to use. I am just going to trace this design onto the plastic. Now that I’ve got one side down, I’ll just lift this up and turn it around. Then, I’ll be able to draw the other one; same design on the other side of the plastic.
Now, I have to two designs traced on here. I’ll just lift up the page in the book. Put the book aside. Then, I am going to cut these two apart so that I can potion them independently in the center’s square and I still have the tape on here because I think what I am going to do is tape it to the quilt top. Then, once I’ve got both of them where I want them, I will pin it. I’ll pin the plastic to the quilt top and I am going to put a lot of pins in it so that it doesn’t move.
Now, I have it pinned onto my quilt top and I ended up putting tape around the outside, this transfer tape because it’s not sticky. You could probably use masking tape as well but that will hold the sides down. Then, I put a bunch of pins in there, so we’ll see how it goes as I quilt it. I may end up taking some out or adding some or I don’t know but in any case at this point, it’s time to take it over to the machine and give it a go. I am going to start in this curve on the side here and I’ll put my gloves on. I’ve got my needle already in my quilt. I am pretty much ready to go, so I’ll secure my thread here and start stitching and see what happens.
So, this worked out pretty good. It’s still a little bit difficult to stay on the lines but much better I think than if I were using any kind of marking that’s on the quilt, mostly because this is very easy to see. The plastic does move around a little bit but I don’t know that there’s anything to be done about that. So, I’ll just continue on around and I probably am going to be taking pins out as I move along because at some place, it’s along the way. They’re going to be in the way of my darning foot and I don’t want to have my darning foot inhibited by any pins.
Machine quilting is finished. I can just take the rest of my pins out and then, this paper plastic is supposed to just like rip right up which it does. So, this is pretty much trash but it easily rips and actually much nicer than paper and it looks pretty cool. So, I’ll just go ahead and rip this up. Now, the good news is, is that whenever it doesn’t easily rip off, this is water soluble. So then, what I have to do is put some water on it and it will dissolve I guess. Once it’s off, you get your quilting design that’s on your quilt; pretty cool.