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Not nearly as exciting as that yearly physical but still interesting enough.  I've ordered material, I've ordered another book and I've been to the local fedex to get a photo enlarged of a design that I've decided I wanted to do for my quilt.  So now that big question is: How do I go from picture to material????  I've tried light box, doesn't work for me.  I've tried clear platic trace and pin, doesn't work for me.  I've tried sticky paper draw and pin then sew, doesn't work for me.  I can't draw a straight line much less curves to save my life.  I tried chalk pencil long time ago and the marks never washed out of the quilt. I was soooooo upset over that one.  So does anyone have ANY ideas on how I can transfer the pattern onto the material and then have the marks wash out?????  Oh by the way, the quilt is loaded on the LA so any ideas would have to work around having it on the machine.   I know some of you have used the chalk pounce.  Does it really work well, as in the chalk comes off when washed or ironed? 

With several days still left of my vacation I would like to get at least one top done. 

 

 

 

 Although it might be a toss up.  It's been cloudy all day and now the sun is coming out.  I might have to go get some rays.

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Comment by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on August 18, 2011 at 7:36am
I have used a blue marking pen and once you spray it with water, it disappears.....it doesn't come back after the fabric drys either....I'll try to remember to look at the brand tonight when I get home.  I love it, I use it on all of my smaller quilting projects that I do on my home machine.
Comment by Kathy/WA on August 16, 2011 at 6:55am
Morning Debbie, All the babies are gone. Its just me and the four dogs in the house now.  Can't tell you how nice it is to get up and not worry about stepping on one of them!
Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on August 16, 2011 at 6:41am
Love your quilt...nothing better than  blue and white...glad you're getting some time off but I haven't had enough coffee this morning to think about ideas for transfer.  Did you find a home for your new babies?
Comment by Billie Blakeney on August 16, 2011 at 5:28am
Love the quilt and good luck with machine quilting it. I'm a newbie and do not have much experience with machine quilting...but you must start somewhere and practice. Good luck with you quilting/marking choices.
Comment by Kathy/WA on August 15, 2011 at 9:33pm

Hi Brenda, good idea but my machine didn't come with the stylist much less any pantographs to practice with.  So far I have made up my own stencil and will try using the disappearing ink to draw lines with and try a block and see how that goes.  Tomorrow I may go and get a chalk pounce and try that.

And thanks to everyone else that offered your experiences and help.  I'll let you know how day three of the vacation goes!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on August 15, 2011 at 9:30pm
Regarding the pounce powder, it has been suggested that a light spritz of simple, cheap hairspray will hold the powder long enough to get the design quilted, but wash or brush off easily later.  I have seen it demonstrated, but haven't tried it myself yet -- just passing it along.
Comment by Brenda Patterson on August 15, 2011 at 7:56pm
Can you work off a pantograph? Draw your pattern out on frezzerpaper then follow it with a stylist.The chalk pounce works but the needle works so fast that some times the mark is gone befor I get there.
Comment by Terry F on August 15, 2011 at 5:53pm
That quilt is like a breath of fresh air!
Comment by Barb/WI on August 15, 2011 at 5:31pm
The quilt is amazing...just beautiful!
Comment by Marla Southers on August 15, 2011 at 5:07pm
I used the pounce recently on a quilt on the long arm. I just did a little at a time as it doesn't take much to rub off. It worked the best so far of any thing I have tried.

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