I have my nephews quilt sandwiched. I see a motif in a book i want to use should i mark the design on tear away to stitch it on sandwiched quilt? What are your ideas?
Quilting My Rainbow
Instead of using tear away, I use the film-like (plastic looking) wash-away. The needle perforations help turn it into tear away that won't distort the stitches. (I use a fine tip black permanent marker to trace the designs and pin the stabilizer to the quilt surface.) You can also use Press 'N Seal plastic wrap as a cheaper alternative, but that leaves a sticky residue on your needle which has to periodically be wiped off with alcohol...Hope this helps.
I wonder if freezer paper could be used or if sewing on that would hurt my machine. I could press it to quilt top. Are you taking about something like solvy thin plastic film?
I have used freezer paper sheets to quilt motifs to a quilt top. I printed the design on the sheet, Then I both pinned and ironed the sheet to the quilt sandwich. I only tried to attach one paper at a time. It worked fairly well and didn't ruin anything on my quilt at all. Just remember to iron lightly, just enough to adhere the paper and not crush the batting.
You can use freezer paper or copier paper with a shorter stitch length, but it's harder to tear away. Yes, Solvy's thin plastic film works fine.