Glad Press’n’Seal – the new quilting tool.
Posted 28 May 2008on:
I had read somewhere on the internet that Glad Press’N’Seal was a great tool for quilting, so I bought a box… someday to try it. Well someday happened.
I decided to use it for my Mom’s Quilt. I am not a very experienced quilter… and it does intimidate me, to try the feathers, and all those other very neat designs.
I started with a piece of parchment paper, and drew the size of the finished block on it. I then started drawing the design on it. Then I folded it, and drew the other corner, then unfolded and refolded, and traced… until the design was all over the paper. It didnt’ look half bad, if I do say so myself.
I didn’t want to affix the parchment paper to the quilt (it is a bed-size quilt), and then I remembered my box of Glad Press’N’Seal (Pns). I pulled out a piece… careful here, as it will fold up onto itself (but it will come away easily). I laid the PnS over top the parchment paper.
I started tracing the design with a pencil… but the pencil wasn’t marking very well, and in some cases put small holes into the PnS. What to do… what to do… ahhh… I’ll grab a fine point sharpie, that should do it. I traced the design. Didn’t look to bad, except the lines are now really really thick.
For the next 12 times I need to trace this pattern out, I am going to use a very fine point pen.
Although… if I get the “hang” of the design in a couple blocks… I may just go free-form. I’ll see how adventurous I feel on that.
For now… I have 5 more of the redwork blocks to finish quilting. But I think I’ll do that other block first… maybe.
And just because this quilt would not be complete without a few candid shots. This is my cat, Tazzie, we’ve had her for 6 months now, so that would make her about a year. She has decided that this quilt is hers! I think she is going to be disappointed, when I give it away.