This technique comes in handy when you don't want to mark the quilt. This great if you don't plan on washing the quilt, or if the colors/fabric of the quilt make it difficult to mark.
1. I'm currently making a baby quilt for my
cousin. So that is the example I am using.
First, pick a cookie cutter that fits the theme of
the quilt and fits the space available. This on
is about 3 inches wide.
2. Trace the cutter onto the flat side (non shiny)
on the line. Be careful to cut straight.
3. On the cotton setting of you iron, iron the
Shiny side down. Do not place the iron
on the shiny side. It will stick. I know from
experience. Iron until it sticks fairly well. I
don't time it. I guess 25-30 seconds. If it is
not ironed enough it will not stick well. If you
too long, you may burn the fabric.
4. Then quilt around the edge of the paper. Use
small stitches. They go around curves
better. When you are finished quilting around
the template, pull it off. I have heard you can
reuse these templates, but they will not stick
If you try this technique let me know how it
works for you.