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Quilting With Tracing Paper


You finally have your fabric put together and it's time to start quilting! If you were anything like me, the thought of quilting was terrifying (and honestly still can be). After all the hard work I put into my quilt, I didn't want to mess it up! I'm here to share with you a technique that my mother shared with me.


Start with a sketch pad and draw out some designs that you're thinking of using. Don't stop at one, keep sketching until you're happy with it!


Next, you're going to get some tracing paper. You can find this at any craft store (or so I'm told). Draw your design onto the tracing paper and slap that bad boy onto the desired area. Be sure to use some 505 spray to secure it.


I like to add some straight pins for extra security because I'm a freak like that. Now that you've applied it, you have your outline to quilt. Follow your design. It's ok if it isn't perfect, you'll be the only one to know.



Very carefully tear away the tracing paper. If you go too crazy, you can pull the stitching up. No one likes random pieces of stitching flying around. Once you've torn away the paper, you'll have your final product.


Pretty cool, huh? Of course, this takes a little more time and effort, but it's well worth the results. Let me know what you think!


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