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July 26, 2009 ~ Today we talked about how to make a fabric postcard – Can you REALLY send them through the mail?!
Thank you to everyone who left comments this week. Shout out to Shelbe, Cherry, and Darla! Loved hearing from you.
Debby shared her latest project with us. A CRAZY quilt block. Don’t you love the texture?! I like how she used decorative stitches and the ribbon embroidered boquet. Please leave a comment and let Debby know what you think.
I saw a demo of the Janome Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition. This machine does everything you could imagine. I want one. My first choice would be a Bernina, but the Janome is thousands cheaper and more than meets my needs. Check out the sample they made for Morgan – the machine did everything, I just put it in the hoop, made my choices and hit “start”.
I practiced my free motion quilting this weekend. Here is my practice cloth. By the end I was getting it, but my tension was off – I need the Janome with the automatice tension. lol
I picked up this book at the Flea Market for $3 (original price was $20). It is in new condition with all the pieces. Morgan and I will be working on these projects over the next few weeks.
Question of the Week Results
- What type of binding do you use?
- 28 votes
- 68% said double fold non-bias
Topic of the Week – Fabric Postcards
- Fabric for front and back
- I like the idea of white muslin for the back
- Fusable webbing
- Stablizer – Timtex, peltex, Fast2Fuse
- PIGMA Pen
- Can be pieces
- Can be fused pieces on top of background
- Can be embelished
- Can be a combination of all and any
- Create your design on the fabric front
- Fuse to the stablizier
- Quilt as desired
- Embellish as desired.
- Fuse to the backing muslin
- Finish the edges – I like a nice satin stich in a varigated thread.
Use a PIGMA Pen to write your message, address and return address
Adhere a self-adhesive stamp and mail!
Links to more info