Simple Applique

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Another project from the ‘What You Can Do With Hand Dyed’ List.
2015 Oct 12 Hand Dyed Applique t r a c y f o x
This is simply a piece of hand dyed fabric appliqued onto a plain cotton bag which I display on my stand…

..and a close up of the patterning which I love.
2015 Oct 12 Hand Dyed Applique close up t r a c y f o x

This is what I did..

  • selected the hand dyed fabric I wanted to use
  • ironed this fabric onto fusible web (following the instructions)
  • fussy cut the part of the fabric with the most interesting texture
  • ironed the cut piece onto the front of the bag

And that was literally it.

The fusible web I tend to use is Steam-a-Seam Lite, one of the reasons being is that (before ironing of course) you can reposition it easily on your fabric to audition different arrangements.

It doesn’t have to be a large single piece like this either.

If you have lots of scraps of fabric that you can’t bear to part with then arrange them on a piece of fusible web, iron to fix them then cut the size shape that you want to applique onto your bag or project.  You could also use up scraps of fusible web this way.

Why not give this a go and share what you create?

I might practice what I preach and use up some of my ever increasing mountain err I mean heap of scraps!

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

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Frame It

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Another project from the ‘What You Can Do With Hand Dyed’ List.

Framing is a great way to display hand dyed fabric that you can’t bear to cut into which is what I did with this piece which I hang on my stand.
2015 Oct 12 Frame It t r a c y f o x

I just loved this fabric so I used the mount board card that came as part of the frame, hovering it over the fabric until I found the ideal section I wanted to display.  I then used it to cut the exact size to fit the frame.

Here is a close up of the visual texture in this piece.
2015 Oct 12 Frame It Close Up t r a c y f o x

This is my latest frame that I am going to put fabric into.
2015 Oct 12 Frame It next project t r a c y f o x

Everything is still very white at the moment in My New Room of Requirements so I bought this (yep from the trusty Ikea) to help inject a bit of colour. I am determined to have nice things on the walls this time instead of floor to ceiling shelving bulging with stuff like I have in my old room.

There are lots of things you could do with this type of frame eg use the same piece of fabric and cut it up to put a section in each part or frame lots of different fabrics.

Mmmmm, food for thought, I shall let you know what I decide!

I’m sure you have some ‘sacred’ fabric that you admire from time to time and then put back on the shelf. This is such a quick and easy project to put together, why not have a go and share what you create?

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

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The List Revisited

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Do you remember the ‘What You Can Do With Hand Dyed’ List?
2015 Oct 12 What You Could Do With Hand Dyed List t r a c y f o x
I have already used some of the technique’s and created a few of the projects suggested and you may have seen these displayed on my stand.

You can click on the links above to see more about the cushion and books posted previously.  I will be sharing photos of the last 2 projects in the next posts.

The next project I want to get going with is a quilt made with a ‘Starter’ Colour Bundle.

I have played about with lots of different layouts and have finally made up my mind!

The one I have decided on is sitting on my design wall at the moment and I am about to start piecing it together.  I have given lots of consideration to the quilting too and think I have even decided on that (probably).

I will be posting it’s progress over the next week so I hope you will join me again soon.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

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