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PostSubject: Two Hints from "Easy Quilts" summer mag   Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:55 pm

Title: Two hints from "Easy Quilts" summer mag
Post by: Texasmusicmom on April 17, 2008, 01:10:00 PM
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Read these two hints in the "Easy Quilts" summer mag....thought they looked good. Anyone ever try either one?

1.) Use a plexiglass square...the one in the mag was 20" square and dry erase markers to plan quilting patterns. Put the plexiglass over the square and doodle patterns on it until you find one you like. Marks easily erase off. (I'll have to be careful not to get the ink on the square....I'm a klutz.)

2.) Use an emery board to catch small thread after ripping (frog stitch, right MBee?) According to the suggestion, one careful pass over the area will catch the small snippets.



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Title: Re: Two hints from "Easy Quilts" summer mag
Post by: jessie s on April 17, 2008, 02:25:06 PM
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Thanks Texasmom for the hints. I am a champion frogger. Think a quilt has something wrong with it if haven't had to frog at least once. I use a lint roller to pick up the small threads. jessie s


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Title: Re: Two hints from "Easy Quilts" summer mag
Post by: finisher on April 17, 2008, 02:28:36 PM
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I haven't used those ideas. I don't think I'd use the one to try out quilting designs. i'm a fumble finmgers and I'm sure I'd mess it up! LOL Did you ever notice that when you go to remove stitches they become smaller than they were when you sewed them? :shocked: :2funny:


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Title: Re: Two hints from "Easy Quilts" summer mag
Post by: QBee - Mary Ann on April 18, 2008, 04:00:12 PM
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Tmm - I have to tell you, I was shocked :shocked: when I read the hint about dry erase markers on plexiglass! It would require such care to keep one's fingers clean and not get any of the marker on the quilt. Too scary for me! QBee - Mary Ann


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Title: Re: Two hints from "Easy Quilts" summer mag
Post by: quiltermarynel on April 18, 2008, 08:23:02 PM
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I agree about marking on plexiglass. I know some dry erase markers are very hard to get out of clothes. If you want to mark off the size object that you are going to fussy cut, one simple way would be to take your ruler (6x6?) and mark the desired size with masking tape on the top of the ruler. Alternately, you could use the template plastic and cut out the size piece you want. If you want to mark the seam allowance on that piece, use the tape, or use a PERMANENT marker, then wait until it is fully dry and wipe it with paper towel before getting it near your fabric.


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Title: Re: Two hints from "Easy Quilts" summer mag
Post by: Litup100 on June 11, 2008, 02:36:40 PM
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I just thought of an idea. Use graph paper which has light blue grids. Have the graph paper laminated. Then you can use dry erase markers on it. The dry erase marks should erase easily.


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Title: Re: Two hints from "Easy Quilts" summer mag
Post by: Texasmusicmom on June 11, 2008, 06:43:53 PM
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Good idea....hmmm...you can buy that self laminating stuff. (or just slip it in with my preschool stuff...lol.) Thanks Litup!


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Title: Re: Two hints from "Easy Quilts" summer mag
Post by: quiltermarynel on June 11, 2008, 08:20:58 PM
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I have had mixed results with laminated things and dry erase markers. I am sure it has to do with the particular brands my school used at times.
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