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Amores

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Date: 8/26/12 9:10 PM

besides using freezer paper what else would be useful do do templates? Anyone...
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Subject: frist time quilting Date: 8/27/12 8:29 AM

I make my quilt motif templates from non -melty mylar. You can either burn/melt the cut outs or cut them.

I've used freezer paper to make crazy complex quilting motifs as it temp. fuses to the fabric to allow me to trace the motif for quilting. Gently pulling it off to reposition means I can use one paper "cut " for entire quilt. Easy peasy.

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Subject: frist time quilting Date: 9/13/12 12:34 PM

I have gotten the template sheets at Hobby Lobby & made templates with those. I was not sure if you were refering to paper pieces or not.

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Subject: frist time quilting Date: 9/13/12 12:55 PM

I have used a bunch of things in the past for templates, like cereal boxes, the report cover acetate sheets, and most recently fiberglass cut for my NYB blocks, so I do not have to retrace the template.
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Subject: frist time quilting Date: 9/13/12 1:40 PM

I use contact paper, over, and over again. Just cut out your design, stick it on the quilt, quilt around it and then move to the next block

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In reply to Amores

Date: 9/13/12 9:44 PM

Templates for cutting pieces or for quilting?

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