Friday, September 16, 2011

Marking time....and a giveaway winner

The end of my giveaway has come. The random number generator said #4 so that is .......

Sandie ~call me crazy said...



No Go here either. I love both of your little quilts. I love to make star blocks. Thanks for the fun!

September 8, 2011 8:39 PMI will be contacting her to get her choice of patterns.



It was fun to see what readers liked in block choices....and see that readers have so similar likes as I do.

Now for quilting chat...

Over the last few days I have been working on machine quilting and honing my skills. I have tried a few methods for marking a pattern.

1. Tissue paper pattern. On this one you draw your design on tissue paper and then quilt through this.  I didn't like it because, in my opinion, it screwed up the stitch tension and I had to readjust. Also, I thought the paper moved and I didn't get a nice line.

2. Pounce with stencils.  I thought this was messy and I didn't like the dust that pouncing created. I don't need any more pollution in my lungs.

3. Tracing with stencils.  Of the three methods, I thought this was the easiest to mark and follow. Hmmm....old methods seem to be good.

What are your marking methods? 
 







9 comments:

Barb said...

Congrats to Sandi!!

Tonya said...

congrats to Sandi...i've been slack on reading blogs and missed a giveaway, darn me

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh my! Thank you! I just love the little autumn quilt and it is the perfect time of the year. :-)

On the pounce~ if you let the lid on and hit it on the heal of your hand a few times to get the powder to the pad, then all you do is rub it over the stencil; don't 'pounce'. I met the lady who designed it and she never meant for people to clap it on the stencil, it should rub over very smoothly and leave a nice line.;-)

Have a happy weekend!

Stray Stitches said...

Congratulations to Sandi! Thanks for having a great giveaway.

Jackie said...

I'm still trying to figure out what I like best. I just don't have enough experience with it yet. What type of marking pencil did you use? I have trouble getting a small line - they always seem too wide.

Pat said...

Since I have backed off from doing free-motion quilting (when I couldn't seem to master it), I can't give you my preferred method, sad to say. Congrats to your winner!

Kathleen said...

I have tried marking pencils with stencils but can't seem to get the tip sharp enough. I would like to use the air erase markers but don't really trust them, or me. Since Ricky brought me a long arm I use a pattern with a light pen.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Stop by my blog when you have a chance~ :-) http://crazyboutquilts.blogspot.com/ You are a versatile blogger in my book. :-)

rubyslipperz said...

I agree, stencils and a #2 pencil are my favorite for marking handquilting designs. Thanks for your review tho...it's always great to read other's opinions.

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