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Gordian Knot Quilted with Press-n-Seal

Several years ago I read about using Press-n-Seal as a means of marking your quilt.  I decided why not, I’ll give it a try.  I was still quilting on my Elna domestic machine then.  I used press-n-seal on the borders and large side triangles of this quilt.  I finished the rest of the quilt with free motion quilting.  Like it’s advertised, it sticks to anything.  You simply mark your selected pattern on the press-n-seal, place it on your quilt and sew right on your markings.  It peels right off in many cases and leaves no residue.

My experience with this quilt was both good and bad.  I can see it working great for open patterns that don’t include many cross over stitches as you see in the pattern below.  My corners turned out nicely.  I had fun designing that with my EQ program. 

If you look closely enough at the border below you may still see some of the PNS I wasn’t able to get out even with the tiniest tweezers.

I love the quilt and I never look too closely at the crossover points.  🙂  BTW, I remember when I took this class and pulled out my fabrics my friend turned her nose up at the fabrics like this would be hideous.  I think it turned out very nice.  She actually likes it too.  Never be afraid to try something just because you like it and boo hoo what someone else says.  You may be very surprised with the outcome.  I’m not afraid to mix my fabrics.  If I like it that’s all that matters.

Why not give press-n-seal a try?  Just don’t select a pattern with more than two or three crossovers or you may regret it.  Here is a sample of a pattern I would try.  Is has no cross over sewing:

Then an example of a type I wouldn’t use PNS on.  There is WAY too much cross over sewing on this.

Step out of your comfort zone and try something different today.

Until next Tuesday’s Tool Review.


Comments on: "Tuesday’s Tool Review #2 Press-n-Seal" (3)

  1. Who’d have thunk?? I’m assuming that’s for longarm quilting only? Or did you try this first on a home sewing machine?? I *love* that quilt — the pattern is fabulous! 🙂

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