I’ve been spending part of the summer here in Victoria writing up new patterns for my Star and Plume Block of the Month. It’s getting down to some really challenging blocks now – I’ve left the really hard ones till the end – and I’m spending a lot of time working on the best way to get the accuracy I need for some of them.
Here are three of them:
At least part of these blocks (if not all) has to be done using foundation piecing with freezer paper. And it means tracing the templates (sometimes 8 times each!) onto the freezer paper. It’s tedious.
I found myself wishing for a freezer paper I could put through my inkjet printer to save me all that tracing time (not to mention that each time I trace I get sloppier about follow the lines!). I’m told that I can actually just cut a normal piece of freezer paper up to 8 1/2″ x 11″ and put it through, but I haven’t tried that yet. My freezer paper curls a lot when I cut it, and my printer is rather picky about that sort of thing.
So I was very happy to find printable freezer paper in my local quilt shop (as well as on-line). I haven’t tried it yet, but will as soon as I get back to writing more patterns. I think it’s going to be a huge time saver!
I’m so glad that someone else thinks like I do, and comes up with things I need before I know I need them!
How about you? Have you ever wished for something only to find out it already exists? Or: better – have you ever wished for something, realized it DOESN’T exist, and set about rectifying that situation? If only I had figured this out about printable freezer paper earlier……