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I have had quite the run of custom quilts lately, and it seems that it takes almost as long to decide on how to quilt it as it does to do the quilting.  I have started hanging up the quilt top that is next in line where I can see it while I'm working on the current one.  This gives me plenty of time to make a plan in my mind, and by the time I'm finished with the current top, I am ready to go for the next one.  Sometimes I can even work on drawing my quilt design ideas while IQ is stitching.  This simple idea has saved me a lot of time.  Would love to hear of other tips and tricks that help you!

 

Carol

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What a great idea!  I need to do this!! I call it the "sit and stare" but I never thought to do this while on my current project! Somebody on the forum suggested this a while back and I use it on every custom I do. I use a  piece of acrylic from Lowe's that they will cut to your measurements. Put it over a block and doodle away. Use dry erase markers and away you go!

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Love your idea Carol.  I always have a hard time trying to decide what to do on a quilt.  I don't do very much customer work any more, but still have a few for family and friends.

Thanks for the tip.

 


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Make sure you add the painter tape to prevent you from going crazy and drawing on the quilt. Please don't ask me why I suggest this! LOL


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I take a photo of the quilt top and convert it to Black and white then I put in a page protector and draw on the page projector  with a dry earase pen or if I need fine detail work I will draw on the photo copy with frixion pens with a fine point . If I do not like it I can iron it off

 


 

Terry

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