Open Up a World of Design by Making Your Own!
Do you have a special motif in mind for quilting your quilt? While you often can find templates and such online, sometimes you’ll want to make your own.
That’s especially true for borders and other areas that requires motifs of a special size and spacing. Templates are also helpful in staying consistent throughout the process of quilting a quilt, whether or not you’re using a special motif.
Jen from Quilting by Jen has written two excellent tutorials showing how to make and use tissue paper templates. She uses a roll of tissue paper like that used on examining tables in doctors’ offices. Here’s a similar product that’s inexpensive and nicely sized for borders and other large areas (small ones, too).
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