BONUS POST: To answer a couple of questions……..

First off, Here is the full view of the neat primitive I just finished quilting. The half-square triangles are 1”&1/2” square and the larger, dark green border (with the writing on it) is 3”&1/2” wide. Design transfer method 001

The script writing was done by the client and was transferred to the border, one side at a time, as I stitched it. Design transfer method 002

I used the same transfer paper/method that I used years ago when I did dressmaking. The product is Saral. I couldn’t tell you if it’s still available as this is an “antique” box…….just kidding, but it is almost 20 years old! Design transfer method 003

The pointy object is a wooden collar point turner that I used to trace over the writing on the paper on to the border. It would have worked better if I didn’t have the batting, etc, to deal with but I had already stitched all the edges to stabilize it to do the final stitching. Design transfer method 004Design transfer method 005

I am sure there are other products out there that will work. The important thing to remember to avoid is any transfer paper that has “wax” on/in it (dressmaker’s/tailor’s chalks most times contain the wax component and will melt in to the fabric when ironed leaving a stain/dark mark).

I hope this answers some of the questions floating about. If not, let me know and I’ll be back………….

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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12 Responses to BONUS POST: To answer a couple of questions……..

  1. those are teeny tiny hst!! beautiful quilt.

  2. witchylin says:

    What a lot of work for both the original maker and you. It is a lovely quilt, how I would like to have the patience to sew together such tiny squares.

  3. Oh, wow, impressive and even more so given the small size of those pieced squares. I love this quilt.

  4. Lovely quilting as always Doreen – and I wanted to ask, may I swipe a few of your stocking pictures and share on my blog? Several of my blogging/quilting pals have made stockings and I thought it’d be fun to share!

  5. Laura says:

    Thanks for the bonus post. I have never heard of Saral and found it is available:
    http://www.dickblick.com/products/saral-wax-free-transfer-paper/
    I love the community of quilters! Always learning something new!

    • treadlemusic says:

      That’s exactly how I’ve learned!!!! Living outside a very small rural town with the closest city of any size 60+ miles away, I have come to totally rely on the ‘net and my bloggy friends for the info/tips I need for this art!!! I’m so glad I could help!!!!! Hugs………….

  6. ruthiequilts says:

    Thanks for letting us know how you did this!

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