Here’s another post to help you change your perspective on quilting! I know it can be quite a challenge and I have been giving you great tips to help you quilt your project since my first blog posts in February. So far this week I have featured the great tools you can use on the PFAFF creative icon using the embroidery arm. But today, I’ll show you my best kept secret to beautiful quilting designs without using the hoop.
Remember my Flying Geese quilt I made using the Canvas collection from Northcott? I showed you yesterday how I got to quilt a row of flying geese on the project. But I also want to quilt a single flying geese using the Sulky Cotton Blendables12wt in Poppy color. I decided to go old school for this part of the project and thought it would be a great way to show you what I consider to be my best kept secret.
I pulled out my freezer paper and copied the shape of my flying geese several times and cut them out. I then positioned them onto my quilt and ensured that I liked the overall layout. Once I was sure of their location, I used an iron to set them onto my quilt. Once they were in place I was able to go onto the creative icon and quilt around the freezer paper to achieve the quilting design I wanted.
For this part I went back to the single needle plate, ¼” foot and Integrated dual-feed system. I love the finished look and feel with the sulky 12wt variegated threads. And the freezer paper is easy to remove once done: it simply peels off.
If you have more complex designs you’d like to quilt onto your project, simply use Glad Press & Seal instead of Freezer paper. You can tear it off once done and for any little piece stuck underneath your stitch, simply use your iron. It won’t melt onto your project, it will just dry up and you can dust it off. It’s that simple. However, the PFAFF ImageStitch is my go-to app now instead.
I hope you like my best kept secret to beautiful quilting designs. I was able to finish my second quilt in half a day using the great features of the PFAFF creative icon. Come back tomorrow to see one last surprise that I managed to make during my vacation.