Before and During: When I first read the directions, I didn't understand why this method would be good. I had just had a very successful experience with the Leah Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays on the Free Motion Quilting Project. She walked us several marking methods, I did the one that involved taping a pattern on a window, then taping the fabric and then to marking it. Worked wonderfully for me.
|Showing the traced design (blue) and the tulle (black) on sandwich.|
So I got the tulle. I know have several hoops at home, but haven't found them yet. (I see one of the other ladies pinned the tulle to the fabric so I am going to try that if I have to.) I think having the hoop would be much better though - it's just a matter of not wanting to buy something I know I already have somewhere!
|SewCalGal April 2012 Design|
After: This is a terrific technique for me to have in my back pocket for future quilts! Just need to remember to get a new marking pen and find the hoop!
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