Thursday, February 25, 2010

Painter's tape template

You can use painter’s tape and freezer paper to make simple quilting motif templates. Place overlapping strips of painter’s tape on the waxy side of some freezer paper.

Draw a circle (or other simple shape) on the paper side of the freezer paper. Cut the circle out.

Peel away the painter’s tape shape from the freezer paper. You may have to use a pin under the edge to persuade the tape to start peeling away.

Stick the circle motif on your quilt sandwich.

Quilt around the circle shape by hand or machine. Peel off the blue circle. I am going to echo quilt around my circle.
You can make whatever shapes you want – stars, moons, diamonds, etc. using painter’s tape and freezer paper. You can use masking tape if you don’t have any painter’s tape. I’ve used wax paper instead of freezer paper.

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5 Comments:

Blogger sophie said...

That's very cool, Ms. Smarty Pants.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

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3:26 PM  
Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

Well aren't you the clever one - thanks for the great idea.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

I love that idea! Isn't freezer paper just about the best idea ever?

6:23 PM  
Blogger Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Freezer paper AND painters tape...Finestkind! Clever too.

11:43 AM  

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