Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Design Tool

Just wanted to share my new design tool with you. I learnt about it on the APQS chat site i lurk at. It is a 18" x 24" sheet of plexiglass that i use for practicing and 'auditioning' quilt designs on quilt tops. I put blue electrical tape around the edges as they were sharp and that way i can easily see the edge of the glass. I use a dry erase pen and off i go drawing away until i find a design i'm happy with to put on the quilt. It is also great for just practicing a free hand design before you start quilting so you get the scale of your design right for the quilt your working on. It will save on using a lot of paper too.

It really came in handy on this quilt as 99% of it is all free hand work, i only used two tiny stencil for center motifs. It is also a good place to set my scissors, stitch ripper, and ruler while working.

I'll post close up pictures of this quilt soon, i'm taking it to the client today and want her to see it first!


  1. What a great tool Kathy.. Can't wait to see the quilt!

  2. Wow, a very innovative tool... the quilt looks great too. Can't wait to see the detail up close!