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Patricia Fox 115/02/2016 19:18:11
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Now you all know I am a complete novice, but so keen to learn. Ha ha

Having a good look through creative grids I came across " stencils'. Having shown a keen interest in free motion am I right in thinking that these stencils would be so nice to use. Or should I say 'try' to use. They look so pretty.

So far I have chosen 4 patterns. Can I use these with a silver pencil.

Your brilliant advice ladies please.

rosemary Rosenfeld15/02/2016 23:05:46
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Yes is the simple answer! I have a couple....I use a frixion pen to mark everything except a black/very dark fabric! Marking is the important/ tricky part! I've used a disappearing pen but it disappeared before I could complete the quilting! I've not tried a water soluable one... I have used a soft pencil...that worked quite well! Best Rosemary

June16/02/2016 07:37:55
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I use a light blue water soluble pen which is fabulously easy to use. The lines stay there until you wash the quilt but best of all if you decide you don't like what you've drawn you just have to lightly wet the line (I use the tip of my finger) and it vanishes. Then you can re-draw the line. Simples!

Everyone has different preferences. I'd recommend you try a few different ways and see what works best for you.


June x

rosemary Rosenfeld16/02/2016 13:27:52
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Here is a close -up of my butterflies........ you can see where I've wandered off the drawn lines..........


and here is the same piece with the lines gone!

Best Rosemary

Katy18/02/2016 09:07:01
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That's a very good photo explanation Rosemary!

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