Monday, November 9, 2009

A new favorite quilting tool

I have been mentioning Matt's quilt a lot lately. That is because I need to get it done. By Thanksgiving. That is my self-imposed final deadline. And it is November. Already. So I am down to the wire here.
Unfortunately, I was struggling with the large open areas that needed to be quilted. I had no idea what to put in them and even less of an idea how to mark it successfully. But I am happy to announce that I have turned a corner on this, thanks to my new favorite quilt marking tool, Golden Threads paper. It has made machine quilting on my regular home sewing machine a much more pleasant experience. I love, love, love this paper!

This is Matt's quilt with a couple of the quilted motifs stitched through the paper.

I have known about this product for quite a while, but had never given it a try. Why, oh why, have I never used this before? I have been a long-time fan of printing quilting lines on paper and pinning them onto my quilts as quilting guides. But it has always been difficult to pull all the little bits of paper from the stitching. That is not an issue with the Golden Threads paper. It tears away cleanly. And now, back to the sewing room. I have a quilt to finish.

Here is one corner showing quilted motifs with the paper removed.


West Michigan Quilter said...

Wow, your quilting is beautiful. I'm like you had have hated using paper because it is so difficult to get out after you've quilted. I'm going to try this golden threads paper. Thanks for the info.

Teresa said...

The quilting is just beautiful. I have the golden threads paper and it is great!

a good yarn said...

Thanks for the info about Golden Threads paper. I have been looking for something like it for ages. I too have used ordinary paper in the past but it such a hassle. Ann :)