The must-have tool for fabric placement and art quilt success by Claire Haillot November 9, 2021 written by Claire Haillot November 9, 2021 331 In yesterday’s post, I showed you how to choose your fabrics for the Ariel art quilt. In today’s post, I’ll show you how I got ready to prepare the pattern for fabric placement. Inside the pattern, you have a true-to-size layout of the art quilt, in mirror effect. This is intended to help you prepare the cellophane and interfacing easily. The UNIQUE Lighting Foldable LED Desk Lamp is an absolute must have But before I begin, I have to tell you about my must-have tool for making this project. I wasn’t sure how useful it would be at first, but as soon as I started working on transferring the pattern, I realized I couldn’t make this project without it. It’s the UNIQUE Lighting Foldable LED Desk Lamp. This desk lamp has a bright white light offering true-to-life colors and clearer, sharper details. And the best part is that is has a magnifier with 2x magnification and 4x insert. It’s removable… but trust me… you’ll want to keep it as it’s really handy to mark and cut the fine details on this project. Using cellophane to mark the design Transferring your design on cellophane I followed the instructions in Lise Bélanger’s pattern. She suggests drawing the design on cellophane to help you position your fabrics in the next step. You can usually find cellophane in most stores in the wrapping paper section; you can even try to get some at a florist as that’s what they use to protect flower arrangements. Here is a video showing you exactly how I transferred the design onto the cellophane. Once the design is all traced on the cellophane, remember to write ‘BACK’ onto the cellophane. So you know to reverse it before positioning it over your background fabric. You should now see the design exactly how you see it on the cover of the pattern. Marking your background fabric with Omnigrip ruler and Clover Water erasable marker (Thick) Use your Omnigrip Ruler and Clover Water Soluble Marker (thick) to mark the outer edge of your background fabric for easy placement of the cellophane. The cellophane has to be well-positioned and easy to move around as you’ll be adding your fabrics piece by piece in the next step… and believe me… it will be exciting to see this come to life! Tell me what you think of my must-have tool – the UNIQUE Lighting Foldable LED Desk Lamp. Are you running out to your local quilt shop to get yours now? Remember to come back tomorrow when I show you all my tricks on how to prepare the interfacing. This is part 2 of 5 in this series Go back to part 1: Color values and contrast make this art quilt a ‘mane’ event Go to part 3: Marking your interfacing for art quilt appliques Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs389Ariel Art Quilt Patternart quiltart quilt tutorialcloverClover Water Soluble MarkerLise BelangernotionsOmnigripOmnigrip Rulersew easySEW EASY Colour & Tone Guide and Tonal Estimator FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Claire Haillot Claire Haillot shares her passion for quilting among her neighbors in the United States and Canada as well as her cousins in France. Claire has been active in the quilting industry since 2004. At first, she opened a quilt shop and started to teach, write how-to guides, and translate patterns and product information into French for American companies. In 2006, she started her own line of patterns and later began publishing patterns and articles in Canadian, European, and American magazines. You might have seen some of her work in Quilter’s World, Pratique du Patchwork or Canadian Quilter. She decided to close her brick & mortar quilt shop in 2016 to be able to concentrate more on teaching, writing, and creating. She collaborated with PlumEasy patterns to launch the Dancing Diamonds and Gem bag patterns. Claire has also won a few awards for her work: • Juror’s choice in Salon 2012 • Second Place in Vermont Quilt Festival of 2014 and 2016 • Second Place in Salon 2016 • Best of show at the Quilt Festival in Chicago and Houston 2018. previous post Color values and contrast make this art quilt a ‘mane’ event next post Marking your interfacing for art quilt appliques YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The trick to quilting for texture | Double... Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.