A View of My Quilt Life

Friday, May 16, 2014

A New & Unique Way to Remove Foundation Paper

First, make sure you have your stitch length set short - 1.5 range is about right on my machine.  That size micro-perforates the foundation enough to make the paper easy to remove but not too small that the paper falls off before you want it to.


See the tiny stitch holes

After stitching all the fabric pieces to the foundation paper, press with a hot iron to set the seams. 


Nice & crisp!
Then, leave a pile of the finished pieces with the paper still attached, on a table. For example - say, on a sewing table.  In my house, the height of the table will allow a certain dog access to whatever is left out on it. 



To activate the Dog-o-Matic Foundation Paper Removal Process, you must leave the room.  I jumped in the shower, getting ready for work. And like magic, when I returned, I found the paper completely removed from this block edge section.



Dog spit and wrinkled fabric come at no extra charge!

sigh...


2 comments:

  1. Drake you were a very helpful boy! Good boy Drake!

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  2. Wow, thanks for the great tutorial! I had no idea how helpful a dog could be!

    Maybe now you need to train a cat to lie on the pieces when the dog is finished, to press them flat again.

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