New Fabric

Fabrics to choose

Fabrics to choose

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fabricJust arrived some lovely new fabric for you to make some of those little projects you’ve put aside to do over christmas


Waste Canvas instead of Soluble Canvas

Here’s a little handy thing I read in a magazine yesterday:

You can use evenweave fabric instead of soluble canvas, just as easy to remove once your stitching is done on clothing, bags etc.

Love this idea and will have to give it ago

Here’s a little handy hint when  purchasing your fabric for a project. Print it off and take care to make sure you get enough fabric this time, if you hesitate and tell yourself you can always come back and get more, this is not always the case, some fabrics sell out quickly.


Quick notes about different interfacing

Iron on or fusible interfacing, fabulous to use for embroidery and stitcheries.

Quick tip: to avoid bubbles, press your fabrics carefully before applying the interfacing so they are smooth and no wrinkles, work from the centre out and then press, lightly as the heat will do the work for you, please use a dry iron and a pressing cloth or baking paper

Patons wool

Lots of choices for your knitting and crochet this coming season, be it spring or winter

Applique with lots of Pieces

Another great tip, try building the picture on baking paper first. Draw the design onto the paper then position the applique shapes on top, in the same way as for fabric. When the picture is complete, let it cool, then lift off the baking paper and put it on the panel of fabric.

Colouring your quilt

Using coloured pencils on your quilt is easy:
Preparation: Trace the design on the fabric using a lightbox or well lit window, with a 2B pencil. Press freezer paper to the wrong side to prevent the fabric from stretching while they are coloured.
Shade the areas inside the stitching with coloured pencils as shown from the pattern you are working on.
Lightly paint textile medium over the coloured areas with a small, soft paintbrush. Do this process slowly and carefully as any medium that gets onto an area that is not coloured will stain.
Allow to dry completely then remove the freezer paper.