Sunday, April 15, 2012
April 2012 Don Linn's stencil technique
This is my third attempt using a tulle stencil to transfer a design onto the quilt sandwich. My first and second quilted designs are posted on my blog. Instead of an embroidery hoop I made a permanent frame using stationary card board. I copied Diane at Pine Point Designs who used a card board from a cereal box.
Don Linn's tulle stencil technique.
When I need a precise design, I'll sew a traced the design onto parchment paper with no thread in the needle. Then I pin the parchment paper to the quilt and follow the needle punched lines to stitch out the design. This works quite well, except again I find removing the little bits of parchment paper caught in the stitches a pain you know where. Perhaps a chalk pumice would work better to mark the quilt top, only I think the chalk would come off too easily. How do you mark your quilt designs? Is there an easier way to get the marks off?
Happy stitching all!