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vtishome6 Posted: Wed, Jan 9 2013 6:42 AM

I got tired of the tedious task of tracing patterns on to my quilt tops to hand quilt.  So, I came up with a better way.  First take some flour and water and mix it up to make a paste, not too thick.  Then take a cookie cutter, dip it in the paste and then put it on the quilt.  It dries quickly and once I have hand quilted the shape it scratches right off the material.  Sure beats tracing!

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Patti replied on Wed, Jan 9 2013 6:50 AM

Nice idea!  I have some nice cookie cutters, including a beautiful butterfly that I must try with this.

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Hi vtishome6 it is nice to meet you. Great tip thanks for sharing.

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Marie replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 3:23 PM

Wow, what a great idea!  Thanks v6.

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Thea replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 3:47 PM

Nice idea - filed it away in my good ideas file.  I like to trace the designs on freezer paper - staple several pieces together to copy the design on to all at the same time( you can copy the designs by stitching through the pieces without thread - I cut the designs apart then  iron them on to the fabric - do my stitiching and then off they come... you can press a freezer paper design on about 8 times before it won't stay down anymore - then sometimes I will just pin it for a while...

 

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