Safely and Quickly Mark Intricate Quilting Designs

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No More Worries About Marked Lines Showing!

Have you ever completed a quilt and had trouble getting the marked quilting lines to disappear? Or, heaven forbid, have they reappeared later?

There are many tools that can be used to mark a quilt but they often have warnings and tales of woe attached to them. Consequently, many quilters don’t mark their quilts at all for machine quilting, doing freehand free motion or straight line quilting instead.

But what if you found a beautiful template or design you want to use? More intricate designs will need to be marked. Fortunately, there’s a tool you can use to mark your quilt without fear of non-disappearing lines.

Golden Threads Quilting Paper

Golden Threads Quilting Paper can be used to mark quilts without having to mark the quilt itself. It’s a very fine paper that you sew through, and because it’s so fine, it tears away from the stitching very easily once you’re done.

Part of the beauty of this paper is that you only need to draw the quilting design once. Stack several layers of paper under the piece with the drawn design, then sew through all layers with your machine unthreaded. This creates a needle-punched design on several pieces of paper at once.

The following video shows you how the paper is used (with and without pounce – great for hand quilting). We especially like how quickly you can create border templates with it.

Tools that are mentioned are:

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

You’ll also find a demonstration of this quilting paper in the following video. Sherri Driver shows how easily the paper can be removed as part of her overview of marking tools.

Several other marking tools as discussed as well, many of which can be used with hand quilting as well as machine quilting. She also covers various types of templates and other sources of quilting designs.

This is an excellent video that even experienced quilters are sure to learn something from.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

Image Source: The photo at the top of the page is from The Quilt Yarn.




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