Monday, March 22, 2010

CLUE NUMBER 2 - DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE BLIND CHALLENGE WITH BEA

Drum roll..............................................

CLUE NUMBER TWO: Quilt your altered piece to a piece of felt or thin batting using various threads. (sew the felt or batting to the BACK of your painted piece)

OPTIONAL: You can also add a layer of organza on top and machine stitch it down with rayon threads and then taking precautions and working in a well-ventilated area, use a heat tool to distress and melt parts of the organza.


Tip: I didn't do the optional suggestion but I might in the future.
You don't have to have a machine to quilt the felt to your 9"x 7" piece. You can hand stitch with a running or quilting stitch. You could do seed stitches. If you use your machine here's a chance to use some of those fancy stitches.
Again, remember not to get attached to placement of stitches. Remember this is only step number two of five.
I used a cheap square of felt from Michael's for one piece and the little wall hanging that I had cut up already had batting in it and was quilting.

HAVE FUN.


:)Bea Creating feeds my soul.

6 comments:

  1. OK, I'm quilting balck felt to the back of my bleach discharged piece. Using different colored threads for this. Will show a photo later on my blog.

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  2. That a girl! lol :)Bea

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  3. Bea, I have today posted my 2 pieces of work so far.

    http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=8224955469243279371

    I hope this is right. Let me know if it doesn't work!

    I love what you've done so far.

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  4. Can't sew (but I'm impressed by people who can)and I recently discovered, can't thread a needle anymore.

    Any tips for threading a needle?

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  5. Bea tomorrow I will attempt to put up my steps and photos of transformation...my brain is still on the slow wash cycle so I will crawl through this intriguing mystery process. Storms are roving around my county tonight so I won't be on the sewing machine until later. Thank you for your gentle patience...Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    I am also working on a donation work for an upcoming auction and my wolf full moon pieces.... plus my exhibit....Yikes I can 't think about all that right now :o)

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  6. Done! The piece I am using already had backing and was quilted with straight stitching, but I added lots of decorative stiches. For some reason I just couldn't get my embroidery/sewing machine to work for me so I was limited in the stitches I had available, but I think it is fine!
    http://ardeasnest.blogspot.com/2010/03/down-rabbit-hole-challenge-week-two.html

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