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Thread: Card Tricks Silk Wall Hanging

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    Boy was this a nightmare to work on! I bought the shot silks, the coloured fabric a while ago in Holland and the black sashing is a silk and hemp (yes, hemp!) blend that I bought here in France at a craft fair. The silks frayed if I even LOOKED at them wrong and the fibres are so big that even one fraying took about a 1/16" off my seam allowance! When the blocks were done, I ironed them onto fusible interfacing to stabilise them a bit. The silk/hemp mix I used both sides, for the sashing, one side is shiny and the other is matt and I think it gives a nice effect. I wanted to use it for the outer border as well but it frayed so badly that I chickened out and used some regular black cotton! I might quilt it in metallic thread, or possibly silk, I haven't decided yet. I'll leave it a while until I can learn to love it enough to handle it again! :lol:

    PS - I used so much spray starch that the blocks really ARE like cards! :mrgreen:
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    That is beautiful!! You are far braver than I to work with those materials.
    Gorgeous job!
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    Brave is one word for it! LOL I'm not sure I'd do it again in a hurry! Thanks April.

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    wow, that is so beautiful!1 Don't think i am ready for silk LOL

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    WOW that is beautiful. Makes note to self....self take the advise and DO NOT play with silk.

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    That is beautiful. You're a brave one to work in silks but I admire your determination and talent. Just gorgeous!! Please show us again after it's quilted-can't wait to see.

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    Beautiful Kathryn, so pleased you won with the silk, it was worth all the hassle you had. Quilting in silk would be lovely on it.

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    OMG, It just sparkles, I love it. Great job.

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    Sounds like it was a real 'tricky' quilt to work with - but WOW, it's a beautiful result!!

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