Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quilting Circles & Being Thankful

In my spare time this week I've been quilting circles.  One of my quilt club friends had given me an idea...
She has an embroidery machine and she uses Glad Press'n Seal as a stabilizer and tears it away when finished.  I wondered in my mind if it would work in free motion quilting.  The wrap is tacky and patterns can be traced through with a fine tip pen without a light box.  So I tried it and it works great!  The plastic stayed in place while I quilted and tore away just fine.  (Please keep in mind my free motion stitches are close together and it may not work for you if you stitch farther apart.)  Any remaining plastic easily was removed with my fingernail.

 I also just chalked in my circles, which worked just fine, but I think with intricate patterns this technique would work great!  I still like to free motion quilt with very little marking.

I've had some time to think about all the blessings my husband and I share and it makes me very thankful for all the family and friends that I have. 
I'm also thankful for You--my quilting friends. 
You all have enriched my quilting experience and you've made the quilting world a whole lot smaller. 
I think this crazy world would be a lot better place if more people would share their love like quilters do through donation quilts. 
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne


Quilting By Jeannie said...

Good post. thanks for the tip

Needled Mom said...

Great way to do circles!!!

I agree...quilters are the best bloggers anf friends!

Michele said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it. You quilting looks great :-)

Carol said...

Kay, you are such a clever quilter! I’m glad you found a great tip!

That cake looks divine! So cute!

Carol (NJ)

Carol said...

Kay, what a pretty background!


Sandra said...

Those quilted circles look wonderful in your quilt!

P. said...

First, I love your header!

Thanks for sharing such an excellent idea! I'm definitely filing this tip away for future use. Your quilted circles are beautiful!