So, I started the “mysterious” quilt.
I don’t need too much colored fabric – 2xA4 pages from each color.
I need very accurate applique pieces so I thought the best idea is to print the templates directly on fabric (instead of making templates and drawing around them on fabric, which I really hate). So I backed every fabric piece with freezer paper and here are some of my applique pieces.
I ironed the freezer paper on one side (right side) and the printing is on the back side.
With almost 500 pieces, I had to add labels on every piece ( this is the reason I did not print on the freezer paper).
Cutting out the pieces works wonderfully with the freezer paper still attached.
44 sheets are waiting for printing…
Sometimes everything runs smoothly …
and sometimes… see for yourself….
But it could be even worse… I had to print the same page three times (sorry for the bad picture, it is already night here).
If you want to try this some day, be sure the freezer paper sticks very well to fabric (especially at the corners).
I had two big reasons not to use some fusible web:
– my quilt will be stiff enough even without it;
– when you need a lot, this stuff doesn’t seam to be cheap.
And anyway, what I have at home wouldn’t have been enough for the entire quilt… so the option above was the best… but next time I will work with fusible web!
And the pattern ? It was “fun” to assemble 98 pages in 2 patterns. For the same quilt.
Well, I already showed you too much of this quilt! I want it to be a surprise!
Wishing you a great weekend!
Marjorie's Busy Corner says
you have way more patience than I do…lol good luck
Love all the colors. Ready to do trapunto on my quilt… maybe tomorrow! Have a great week-end.
Very interesting…wonder what the design will end up being. I have has some luck when printing fabric ironed to freezer paper if I clip the leading corners of both the freezer paper and fabric on an angle (clip a small triangle off the corner)
Tengo ganas de ver que vas a realizar !! seguro que es sorprendente !!
besos desde España
Whoa! Can't wait to see what you're doing – It's got to be amazing, judging by the peeks.
Mary L. says
Sometimes I have covered the leading end with adhesive tape to give a smoother edge going in to the printer. Sometimes things go well..other times it can be frustrating.
Hola… se de que habla, me ha pasado muchas veces que he tenido que imprimir varias veces la misma pagina y perdido tela y la paciencia jajaja.
Saludos desde Chile
Michele ;-) says
I'm sooo glad you the freezer paper came in handy (and not in the kitchen).
And, once again, the picture of your supplies is nicer than the pictures of most finished quilts.
Well done for sticking to the process under trying circumstances. I'm sure it will look fantastic by the time you finish it all and then you can see it's worth all the angst :0)