A Nice Acrylic Board Addition
Quilting friends just r.o.c.k. don’t you think?! I mean seriously, is there a nicer group of people anywhere? I don’t think so. Several quilting friends suggested that I pick up a sheet of plexiglass to audition quilting patterns. I was able to do so this weekend, and it is so cool! It’s technically an acrylic board which may or may not be the same as plexiglass?
Pre Acrylic Board
I have been testing out quilting patterns before. In the past, I used paper like this example for one of the GK table runners.
Nothing wrong with using paper and pencil or pen, but it does make it difficult to change your mind.
Edit: Oddly enough, Gail from Quilting Gail wrote on article today about how she decides how to quilt something. She uses a plastic sheet that is 4′ x 4′. She can practice her design, wipe it off and then roll it up and get it out of the way. How cool is that. Check out Gail’s article for another option! Talk about being on the same wavelength, hey?!
New Acrylic Board
I found a good sized acrylic board at Menard’s Saturday morning. It’s 18″ x 24″ and we happened to have a blue dry erase marker already at home. That’s the kind of supplies one has on hand when one member of the household is a teacher! Anyhoo, here is my test design for Luke’s Plus Playtime quilt:
And the coolest part?!! All the doodles wiped away with a piece of paper toweling leaving no hint of what was there. All the scribbles are just to reflect stippling – I don’t know if that’s how I will actually quilt it, but it sure if fun to test drive patterns. By the by, it’s pretty darn hard to get a picture of just an acrylic board . . . so I had to give it a test drive. ~smile~
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