Yes it's true you can make your own textiles with Sulky Ultra Solvy and the tiniest of fabric scraps you've been hanging on to!
Check it out today at QUILTsocial.com with a free tutorial to show you how to do this.
Have a great weekend and I hope you have enjoyed my tutorials and discussions about Sulky Stabilizers this week at QUILTsocial.com.
Happy Wednesday! Today I am discussing Sulky Paper Solvy at QUILTsocial.com, a really cool product that dissolves in water and eliminates the need to remove the paper when appliquéing , paper piecing, english paper piecing, embroidery and a whole lot more. Check it out how I use it for a circle applique here.
Have a great day!
All this week I am discussing Sulky Stabilizers at QUILTsocial.com click here to see an exciting basket project using Sulky Fuse 'n Stitch. I will be showing you how to with a free DIY tutorial today and tomorrow. This basket is very sturdy and would be a great addition to your home decor also great storage for sewing room, craft supplies, toys and more. A fun and easy summer project!
"4" fun crafty and sewing projects, check out QUILTsocial.com to see enjoy my free tutorials all this week!
Show your stand mixer some love today by heading over to QUILTsocial.com where there is my tutorial about making a stand mixer cover. You might want to make this for your own "workhorse" of the kitchen or for the bakers/cooks on your Christmas list. Fabric, batting plus this tutorial and presto, you have it made just in time for gift giving. I love my stand mixer!
I hope you have enjoyed and are inspired by my How to Make Your Holidays Sew Easy tutorials at QUILTsocial.com this week, I know I had fun making the items and writing about them.
Be sure to share on QUILTsocial.com when you try my projects. We would love to hear your comments as well.
Have a great Friday and a great weekend!
Hi everyone, go on over to QUILTsocial.com today and check out this "Simple Essentials Tote" tutorial, an original pattern designed by yours truly and a very handy gift that could be monogrammed for someone on your Christmas gift list.
This tote is a great for all ages, stylistically different from the usual travel makeup bags and a fantastic crafter's/sewist's tote!
Share with us your simple essentials tote once you try this pattern at QUILTsocial.com.
Have a great Thursday
Hi everyone, today as guest blogger at QUILTsocial.com is a tutorial of mine for DIY felt Snowflake Coasters (a great hostess gift) and a felt Christmas Tree (for toddlers/or the young at heart) using Kunin PrestoFelt and Kunin Rainbow ClassicFelt.
Easy projects, lots of fun!
Enjoy this free tutorial and link to free pattern download here.
Happy Thursday to all of my blog followers and students from classes. I just wanted to let you all know that next week from Monday Nov. 12 to Friday Nov. 16, I will be a *new* guest writer at QUILTsocial.com.
QUILTsocial.com is a daily quilting blog, monthly newsletter, FREE quarterly magazine, and FREE App focused on the love and art of making quilts.
My topic for the week is "How to Make Your Holidays Sew Much Easier".
There will be 7 fun and easy projects over the entire week featuring notions, thread and fabric that will be sure to make your DIY gift giving not only look professional, but also very festive!
I promise to share the links to my posts at QUILTsocial.com next week. Have a look now if you like 😊, there are always great projects and ideas featured on this blog. I look forward to your comments and I sincerely hope you try some of the projects (please share them on QUILTsocial.com if you do).
I sure had fun making these great gift and holiday decor items!!
Have a great day today ,
Happy Summer! Doodling in colouring books is all the rage. It is said that colouring is relaxing and therapeutic.
I think summer is not only a time to relax and reflect, but sometimes that reflection can lead to more creative, outside of the box thinking. So why not doodling by machine?
I made arrangements with a friend (Marg) to get together and try a new technique that I am calling " Doodling". You could call it "Zen doodling" by machine (it was fun and zen relaxing) and then you add colour to it.
This project has repetitive patterning somewhat similar to Zen Tangling in pen and ink.
Today I am going to share what I did, see below.
Sandwich your quilt top with batting and backing at this point, make sure to baste your layers!
Time to add Colour!
TA DA! My finished Machine Doodled Quilt!
Resources (what I used):
Black thread from Connecting Threads
Aloe Vera Gel (to spread out the ink from the intense pencils (use small paint brushes for this)
Frixion Markers (to draw the designs on the fabric)
80/20 Batting (2 layers recommended but well basted, makes your project have great texture)
505 Quilt Basting Spray
Additional Resources Needed:
An iron (used to remove any unwanted Frixion Pen lines)
A ruler for grid patterns in the background
A Sewing Machine in good working order (feed dogs down)
A free motion foot
Some Free Motion Experience
A creative mind
Allow yourself the time to do this!
In the end it was a very enjoyable technique and I am sure I will try this more.
I hope you try it (if you do send us your pictures to show and share) and have a wonderful week! ❤️
That is right crayons!!! They are a tool I personally use combined with quilting, last Thursday I showed you a photo montage of quilts completed with an abundance of crayon work and yes I use crayola crayons exclusively because the colour is vivid, gives off very little residue and is colour fast after washing (all with heat setting, this is a must, please keep reading for how to do this). I do not recommend other brands as I have tried others and they do not have the same quality results.
See photo montage of my quilts below:
My most recent crayon appliqué mini project is shown below:
The above mini project was made for a recent demo I was asked to do for a local quilt shop.
How to do Crayon Appliqué? That is the Question
1. Find an image and transfer the design onto 100% cotton fabric (light coloured cotton background is recommended). See blog post here about pens for transfer design purposes. Colouring books with designs and web designs are everywhere but please be aware of copyright. Crayola also has some free colouring pages here
2. Tape your fabric with the transferred design to a hard surface (use masking tape)
3. Colour with crayola crayons, press as hard as you like and go over your colouring until you get the intensity of colour you want.
4. Once you are satisfied with the completed colouring, remove your design from the surface and place it on your ironing board.
5. Place 2 layers of paper towel on top of your design, coloured side facing upwards.
6. Press with an iron on cotton setting (no steam) hold for about 20 seconds. lift up the paper towel to see if there is residue from the crayons, if there is, get another 2 fresh layers of paper towel and press again for 20 seconds until there is no residue showing. (CAUTION: DO NOT MOVE YOUR IRON, PRESS ONLY).
If you have used a lot of crayon, you may need to repeat this process, I usually only have to do it twice.
7. Sandwich your quilt or apply your design to whatever project you wish, the colour is now imbedded into the cotton fabric, crayola crayons are colour fast as long as you do not expose them to strong sun light and don't use harsh chemicals to clean with. You can also sew through the coloured area with no wax residue on sewing machine needles.
8. There you have it, enjoy working with this wonder tool!
Who knew a child's colouring tool invented in 1903 could work for quilting?
Get the Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection with 152 Colours in a durable Caddy Case with a Sharpener below:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
If you try this technique, please send us a photo of your work we would be happy to share and post!
Have a Happy Thursday!?
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
This blog contains affiliate links. This means that we endorse products.
We do receive rewards for these endorsements and this helps to keep this site alive and well.
We support products which we believe are the best quality and to inspire your creativity!