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  • Re: Marking for quilting

    I've tried all the things mentioned for making my quilting designs- disappearing ink pen, chalk, pencil, Golden Threads paper, tissue paper, etc. all with similar results. Something I've discovered recently is a product called "Transfer Ease" . I used it for hand embroidery for redwork patterns but found it will work for quilting patterns
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Charlotte Hickman on Mon, Dec 20 2010
  • Re: pre-washing (common question I'm sure)

    I prewash all my fabric, but don't hink I bneed to use soap - just warm water so I can make sure the colors don't run. This is sometimes a problem with darks, especially reds, navy, and black. I ruined a quilt I had worked on for days because I had black sashing that bled into the blocks. Never again will I make that mistake. After spinning
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Charlotte Hickman on Mon, Nov 15 2010
  • Re: Pressing Seams

    I say ditto to this! Pressing seams to the side so they lock together works great and helps with "stitch in the ditch.". The one exception is when several seams come together at a certain point, like a Lemoyne star.. Also, the little 4 patch idea is great to reduce bulk- just be careful not to pull out too many stitches. Charlotte
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Charlotte Hickman on Mon, Nov 15 2010
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