Using Press-N-Seal for Quilting designs

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Agnes replied on Sun, Aug 25 2013 2:50 PM

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Does it have to be Press-n-Seal? Can't you use other plastic wraps?

Press-n-Seal has a sticky side unlike any other plastic wrap I have ever used or encountered. With the Press'n'Seal you can make packages with sealed edges.

 

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Flojo replied on Sun, Aug 25 2013 4:33 PM

I use an inexpensive ( read cheap $ 3.69) 16" x 20" poster frame with plastic instead of glass to hold my quilting designs to trace on the press and seal .  It has slide on edges that form the frame and hold the plastic 'glass' in place.  It also works well to trace onto tissue paper that I sometimes use as tear away.  You can get the plain white just after Christmas for 1/2 price.  I paid $0.75 for a pack of 110 sheets 2 years ago and still have almost half of it left.

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Lynn replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 10:24 AM

Just to add to the cost savings of "tracing paper", I don't use tissue paper as it is so fragile when tracing or drawing a paper piecing pattern.  What I use is the tissue used in doctors offices that cover their exam tables.  I purchase mine from a medical supply store. I purchase one of each size (narrow and wide) and those two rolls have lasted for over 3 yrs so far.

Another quick tip for using it as a tear away I found that using the rubber tips on my new seam ripper helps loosen the tissue with the tear away process especially in tight corners and narrow quilting lines.

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Donna B replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 10:50 AM

Lynn:
Another quick tip for using it as a tear away I found that using the rubber tips on my new seam ripper helps loosen the tissue with the tear away process especially in tight corners and narrow quilting lines.

Lynn, thanks for this great suggestion!  I will be trying this for sure...

 Winthrop, WA

 

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cindymasek replied on Mon, Apr 18 2016 11:40 PM

Have any of you who have stitched directly onto the PAS had difficulty with your machine skipping stitches?  I'm trying to sort out what is my machine and what is my technique that is causing problems.  I've changed needles several times - sharp, jeans, top-stitch, loosened the tension, cleaned out the bobbin area, re-checked the bobbin direction, how it is seated etc.  I am using a Babylock Esante.  It doesn't skip on the scrap quilt sandwich - just on the quilt with the PAS.  It could be something on the machine but I thought I'd ask if any of the rest of you experienced this and if so - what did you do?

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I found that the PAS gummed up my needle, causing skipped stitches.  Frequent use of an alcohol wipe on the needle might solve your problem.  It's way more expensive, but I've used the film type wash away stabilizer with success.

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I used it on my old machine to make my quilt slide better .. I wrapped my machine surface with it and the quilt slid like a charm ... just use alcohol wipes to remove the sticky when your done

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