Quilter's Preview Paper is ideal to overlay quilting design
placement for preview BEFORE quilting, look at design elements for
collage, appliqué and embroidery placement, audition fussy-cutting
shapes, create quilting stencils and more.
Quilter's Preview Paper
Design Tool Ideal for Overlay Preview of Quilting
Designs, Appliqué, Embroidery, & Crafts
UNIQUE BLACK EDGE shows you where to stop when
adding preview quilt or appliqué lines to the clear paper.
RECYCLE: To reuse, erase / remove permanent
marker with rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth
Sharla Hicks (owner of Soft Expressions
and Expressive Quilter) Remarks:
Every once in a while I have a need to revisit a product. I was
called on to fix a broken link to Quilter's Preview Paper
and realized how much I did not know about using this clear preview
paper to its best advantage. I visited the Quilter's Touch website
and found videos, how to instructions, and so many wonderful
ideas on how to use the product that I revamped the page to
reflect all I learned. (SEE BELOW)
Find solutions to:
Test drive a quilt design BEFORE quilting.
When using clear vinyl and mylar overlays have you ever accidentally
marked on your quilt top with a permanent marker?
Have you ever created a stencil from clear paper?
Have you tried tweaking your final appliqué placement
using a clear overlay?
Expressive Art Quilter's can use to preview collage and art
components before final placement. HINT: Use sections of
paper to quickly trace placement and then move to next idea!
See below how each is made easier with Quilter's Preview Paper
and see why it may soon become one of your MUST HAVE and never
want to be without tools.
Note: How to, Video and Instruction are provided by Quilters
Touch and edited by Sharla Hicks, Soft Expressions owner and webmaster.
View Multiple Quilting Design Ideas BEFORE Quilting
How-to Use Quilter's Preview Paper
HINT: The printed black line on the EDGE of the Quilter's Preview
Paper is a visual reference to avoid drawing off Quilter’s Preview Paper
onto your quilt.
If working from CUT EDGE without Black Mark, draw a line along
edge to create a similar visual reference.
Use ultra-fine point or fine point permanent markers to draw on Quilter’s
Create Stencil to Mark Your Quilt
From Quilter's Preview Paper
1. Trace design onto Quilter's Preview Paper using permanent
2. Cut Quilter's Preview Paper about 2" larger on all sides
3. To perforate, free motion machine stitch along the design
with large unthreaded needle (size 90 recommended). Clean or change
your needle before it using on fabric.
4. Place perforated Quilter's Preview Paper on project.
5. Mark using Chalk Quilt Pounce or cotton
batting dipped in loose chalk. Work chalk into
perforations by rubbing pounce or batting over the perforations.
HINT: Marking works best when project and paper are on a flat, hard
HELPFUL HINTS: Because of variations in temperature, humidity,
markers, and other factors, Quilters Touch recommends testing all
markers used in this process. Mark on scrap fabric first.
Quilter's Preview Paper & Appliqué, Collage, Design Element placement. (See
HINT:Expressive Art Quilter's can use to preview collage
and art components before final placement. A camera is great tool,
but actual placement is sometimes difficult to reproduce. Let Quilter's
Preview Paper help, HOW? Use sections of preview paper to quickly
trace placement (roll size is 25 FEET long) and then move to next idea!
Quickly trace placement and move to next idea. Recyle by wiping clean
and reuse as needed.
TIP: Do not iron Quilter’s Preview Paper.
Short YouTube Video: Quilter's Preview Paper - Which Markers to Use
3:12 minute YouTube Video: Quilter's Preview Paper and
using with Pieced Block to Preview Quilting Lines
HINT: The Expressive Quilter can translate this video to
test drive collage and applique components
Short YouTube Video: Audition Quilting Designs over an Applique design
using Quilter's Preview Paper