HOW TO USE FREEZER PAPER TEMPLATES
The eighth LIVE Inklingo video is intended to help all quilters—whether or not they use Inklingo to print on fabric.
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This video is full of great tips for using freezer paper.
You might wonder why I teach a method that doesn’t used Inklingo but it makes total sense because Inklingo is all about making quilting more accessible.
Sometimes you cannot print on fabric. On the other hand . . . . .
Anything you can draw or print in freezer paper, you can cut apart and sew together again.
I made My Dear Jane™ quilt by hand with freezer paper templates. This quilt won a first place ribbon at the AQS Show in Paducah in 1999.
In the video, I used The New Hexagon Book by Katja Marek as an example because I frequently hear from quilters who are not getting the results they want with English Paper Piecing and they want to know what Inklingo shape collections they need to make the designs. (Index of Shapes)
There is also a demonstration showing how to make Dancing with the Stars in Millefiori Quilts 2 by Willyne Hammerstein with Inklingo by adapting a printed shape because one of the shapes is not inklingo-able yet.
I also explained how to use freezer paper templates to make any of the quilts in The Patchworks of Lucy Boston by Diana Boston or Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC), and even clothing!
HIGHLIGHTS OF DEMONSTRATIONS
- tips for tracing a design from a book
- using spacer strips to position the templates on fabric (above)
- rotary cutting with a ruler marked with the seam allowance
- adjusting for wider or narrower seam allowances
- markers to use on dark fabric
- using freezer paper templates even when you don’t need to mark the sewing lines
- using freezer paper templates whether you sew by hand OR by machine
- how to keep the fabric shapes organized while you sew
- fussy cutting a border print
- making thicker freezer paper templates
- using temporary Glue Dots to salvage expensive paper pieces, or when it is not practical to use a hot dry iron to iron FP templates to fabric
- how to adapt a printed shape when the actual shape is not available
WHY FREEZER PAPER TEMPLATES ARE BETTER THAN ACRYLIC
The demonstrations show how it is easier to rotary cut and mark sewing lines with freezer paper—not acrylic.
Acrylic templates don’t do what freezer paper templates can do, so they are not the best option.
All of the information in this video is also covered in the Quilted Diamonds 2 DVD lesson. I did not do any sewing in Live Video 08 but the QD2 DVD lesson includes everything about using freezer paper templates AND all of my best tips for hand piecing.
Dear Jane™ by Brenda Papadakis
The New Hexagon Book by Katja Marek (Kindle edition) for 52 pieced hexagon designs, most suitable for printing with Inklingo, all suitable for hand piecing or machine piecing with freezer paper templates
300 Pieced Hexagons by Inklingo (PDF to download) Print all of the shapes with Inklingo or use freezer paper templates. Choice of sizes.
Main Hexagon Page (under the Shop tab) includes even more video
Millefiori Quilts 2 – Dancing with the Stars
The Patchworks of Lucy Boston by Diana Boston
Kathy in Mexico’s Flickr album of Quilted Diamonds blocks (fussy cut) Visit the album to see close-up photos of all of the diamonds.
Freezer Paper (in the Top Ten Tutes on the blog)
Top Ten Tutes (on the All About Inklingo blog)
Main Beginner’s Page (where to get the free shape collection and a free fabric sample)
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REMINDER – IETSIE PIETSI PIZZICATO
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I am learning about video as we go along. I hope this is a good way for us to get to know each other and for you to get more enjoyment out of quilting—and finish what you start!
Thank you for watching and thank you for visiting.
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
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