Thanks for your kind kind words on my Dancing Daffodils quilt. Today I will share with you a little trick I use sometimes to mark my quilt while quilting without actually marking the quilt. I like to use this trick for quilting simple but definite shapes on my quilts.
One of the fabrics I used in my Scrabbles Night quilt is this:
Inspired by the random circles, I decided that’s how I would quilt my Scrabbles Night quilt. Instead of drawing a bunch of circles on the quilt top, I drew a few circles of different sizes on a piece of freezer paper, and cut them out. I then placed a freezer paper circle on the quilt sandwich, and dabbed my iron ever so lightly on the freezer paper to set the placement. The freezer paper temporarily adhered to the quilt top very well while I quilted around the shape. Notice I said “DAB” the iron – you don’t want to press your iron down so hard until the heat harms the batting. Now you might want to be EXTRA careful if you are using polyester/silk/wool batting. DO A TEST SAMPLE, always!!
After I quilted the circle on an area, I simply peeled off my freezer paper circle template, placed it on another area, dabbed with my iron, and quilted again. Easy peasy. Here is another quilt I had quilted with the same method. This method also serves as a great exercise to train yourself in following the line while free-motion quilting.
That’s all for now. My non-quilting friends, you are probably surprised to hear that freezer paper for more than just meat wrapping. :) In my few shorts years of quilting, I have found that quilters are very innovative people. They are always coming up with clever ideas with the sole purpose of improving the art of quilting!
Have a great day, my friends. Blessings to you all.