The winners have been chosen and emails have been sent for the Saral Wax-Free Transfer Paper Give-Away from last week. If you see your name below as a winner and didn’t get my email, check your spam folder please.

If you didn’t win, you can still order a free sample directly from Saral. For my American friends, you’ll send a self-addressed stamp envelope, and my international friends can send an International Reply Coupon (~ $2, ask your post office). Order your free sample. You can also purchase the Saral transfer paper directly from their web site. They ship world-wide.

Contestants were asked how they would use the transfer paper. Thanks everyone that played along; it was great fun to read how you would use this product. Here are the winners and their responses:

Peggy Mead
I’m getting ready to start a big red work project. This sounds like the way to mark it! I also like the idea that it comes in rolls and you can use it to mark your quilting designs. Thanks for testing it for us.

This is perfect for drawing my custom quilt designs … wow even on dark fabric and it won’t rub off! So I can use it on the entire top not just one portion at a time!

Heather Rourke
Reading about the home economics transfer paper and wheel brought back many memories. I actually have both in one of my cutting table drawers! Wouldn’t it be nice to try something new and updated – and that doesn’t leave a mess. I am stepping outside my comfort zone and taking a class in using vintage linens/pieces (hankies, tablecloths, photos, embellishments, etc.) This would be a good tool to have to learn where to place things and then quilt them creatively!

I’ve started learning stitchery and would use this to transfer embroidery designs to background fabric. As these are for a quilt, then could use the transfer paper to also mark for applique as would be cool to learn to use applique and stitchery and patchwork together in a quilt. It would be fun to use.

The Quilt Rat
Oh well now this does look as though it is a VAST improvement over the stuff we used to use. I can see this a being a valuable tool for many processes in the quilt world. Sometimes you just want to be able to set down some “guide”lines for FMQ, this would be terrific to use in trapunto as well. I am amazed that you can still remove it even after it has been ironed………that alone is a major advantage! Don’t you just LOVE all the new goodies being developed especially for us quilters!

I have been making a set of Angry Birds for my grandson and this would be perfect for marking where the beaks, eyes and eyebrows go. He loves throwing the eggs at the piggies and pretending that he is defending his birds eggs. We have such long winters that he needed something he could play inside without hurting anything. I got the patterns from Obsessively Stitching.

Kari Ramsay
I would love to try it with wool. Wool is a hard material to get transfer lines to adhere and this sounds like it might work with wool. Maybe even with marking for hand quilting…. Lots of ideas.

Kathy Bagioni
Have been playing with Zentangles lately and trying to figure how to morph them into quilt designs. Thinking this will be a great way to transfer the guidelines.

Mary B
The Saral paper sounds like a much needed product. I’d use it for FMQ and placing applique pieces. I’m work on Erin Russek’s BOM from last year and this might make it even easier to place. Collecting the patterns from “my tweets” but haven’t started them yet. What applique are you working on and are you going to share some pictures?

Thank goodness for new inventions, I still have my tracing wheel LOL. This product sounds fantastic, I would love to give it a try for tracing stitching designs, applique, machine and hand quilting. Nice selection of colours too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Weekly Quilt Contest

weekly quilt contest

Judging by the photos already received, this week’s Appliqué quilt contest is very popular.
To enter the contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your quilt photo by Thursday evening (EDT). Voting will start on Friday and last until Sunday night.

Also, enter the give-away by visiting Jacquelynne’s I Love Appliqué Giveaway blog post, follow the rules indicated, and leave a comment there. You must comment by midnight EDT on Sunday April 10.

Winners: Saral Wax-Free Transfer Paper
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