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Quilting with Golden Threads

So we found out what happened to the bus from the Rosemont trip… it was a bad fuel sensor.

So in the class I took for my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen at a LQS, I learned how they used Golden Threads to put a panto on the quilt.  I’ve been seeing lots of smaller stipple on Civil War Style quilts and decided to try it on BlueBerry Muffins that I did for Jo’s Little Women last month.

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I picked out a smaller sample online and enlarged it on my printer, so the repeat was 2.5″…not much larger than the original as you can see each repeat was about 2″ and just to note the quilt is only about 17″ by 24″.

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I then got my quilt out and decided which way I wanted to put the panto on.  I decided to go across the short side.

There are two sizes of Golden Threads, so either really would’ve worked.  Really it’s up to you.  I decided to just use the shorter and as you can see I cut a few pieces to length.

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I then taped down the repeats so that they flowed continuously on my table.  By the way – this is a Tracey’s Table.  This is their cutting table.

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I then used a marker and started tracing.  I did the first two repeats on one side.

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Then I moved to the other side and put two more repeats on it.

_DSC8978Then you want to start in the middle.  I found the middle of my quilt and I know there are two repeats on this paper, so I then found that middle.

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I laid the quilt out and figured where my first pass would go and pinned the bottom.  I then used sitcky dots to hold the paper down.  I think this worked ok, but it did gum up the needle and as I was quilting it caused a few skipped stitches.  I did end up changing my needle to a size 16 and continued, but I may have to re-think the sticky dots.

Sticky dots to hold it down.Then once it was all pinned it was time to audition threads and get ready for quilting.  I only put two small pins right at each corner well away from the quilting.

_DSC8998This was my settings on my Sweet Sixteen – I am using the regulator.  By the end of the first pass, I had kicked it up to 20% and maybe could’ve went to 25%.

_DSC9003I then started at one end of the quilt.

_DSC9004Then started on my way.

_DSC9007As you can see it’s like paper piecing, so the paper starts to break away.

_DSC9011Once I was done quilting those sections, I then unpinned the next section and put it close, so there are no gaps in the pattern.  You can see there is some overlapping.

_DSC9012_DSC9014Then I stared right below where I left off again on the left.  Always moving in the same direction.  As you can see the paper does go all the way to the end, so the last inch I winged it.  I thought by the trim I drew it all out and sewed it all out, I was ok to wing this simple design.

_DSC9018So this picture now shows it’s totally done with all the paper on.  I think I like to pull the paper off as I go, but this is how it looks before the paper comes off.  It comes off easy, but with this heavy quilting, not as easy as with the heart motif.

_DSC9019This is what it looks like without the paper now… and a close up.

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I have the binding on and will work on getting it sewed down tonight.

Let me know if you have any questions…I will try to answer them.

 

 

 

 

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  • Thank You for showing how to use the Golden Threads paper. Do you think it would work to spray baste the paper down…do you think it would stay as well as your glue dots? I didn’t get the regulator with my machine….kind of wish I would have but it can be added. do you always quilt with the regulator……your quilting all looks so even and nice.
    Thanks so much, Nancy in PA

  • Thanks for the tute. I do more large quilts than small ones. I am thinking the paper would be a mess and difficult to keep flat and smooth. Has any one done a queen size with paper?? BTW, I tried a few designs using baking parchment and it wasn’t bad. Emily

  • Great tutorial. I’ll be linking to your post from the Handi Quilter FB page on Tuesday for our quilting tip of the week. I hope you’re OK with this.

  • Very nice tutorial! Love the kitty cameo in some of the pictures. >^..^< Where did you find your stipple pattern? It's a very nice one.
    Thanks,
    Angie

  • Great tutorial, thanks! Did you know that you can buy a paper very similar to GT at a drafting supply store and it is much, much cheaper.

  • COMMENTS (9)

    1. Jan 02 July - 2013

      Great tutorial, thanks! Did you know that you can buy a paper very similar to GT at a drafting supply store and it is much, much cheaper.

    2. Angie 02 July - 2013

      Very nice tutorial! Love the kitty cameo in some of the pictures. >^..^< Where did you find your stipple pattern? It's a very nice one.
      Thanks,
      Angie

    3. Nancy 01 July - 2013

      Great tutorial. I’ll be linking to your post from the Handi Quilter FB page on Tuesday for our quilting tip of the week. I hope you’re OK with this.

    4. pip 30 June - 2013

      beautiful work and thanks for the tutorial 🙂

    5. Emily Galea 30 June - 2013

      Thanks for the tute. I do more large quilts than small ones. I am thinking the paper would be a mess and difficult to keep flat and smooth. Has any one done a queen size with paper?? BTW, I tried a few designs using baking parchment and it wasn’t bad. Emily

    6. ~June in AZ 30 June - 2013

      Rose,
      Thank you so much for sharing this process. Now that I see it in photos, I get it.
      ~June in AZ

    7. cerena8 29 June - 2013

      Very nice work and great documentation!

    8. Nancy in PA 29 June - 2013

      Thank You for showing how to use the Golden Threads paper. Do you think it would work to spray baste the paper down…do you think it would stay as well as your glue dots? I didn’t get the regulator with my machine….kind of wish I would have but it can be added. do you always quilt with the regulator……your quilting all looks so even and nice.
      Thanks so much, Nancy in PA