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Thread: Quilts that have crayon painted flowers,ect.

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    Hi, my name is Glenda, I made quilts as a new bride, out of need, using my old singer, and used old blankets for batting and sheets as backing, they were laid out on the floor and tied. Quilting has come a long way since 1964. I am starting from scratch, and want to do it the right way. There is a lot to learn, recently saw a quilt pattern by Crabapple Hill for a quilt with hand enbroidery and the flowers were colored in with crayons, I did really like that as I love florals, especially roses. and all things victorian. I make antique repoduction dolls, but my second love has always been quilts, I do have three or 4 quilts in the works at this time. Would appreciate any tips to speed me along the way.

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    Greetings from outside Sacramento, CA. I took a class using crayons and embroidery.

    We pressed freezer paper to the back of the fabric to give it more body.
    We used muslin. The teacher said not to use white on white because the crayons don't transfer evenly.
    We taped the block down on a light box using painter's tape to keep it from wiggeling around in the coloring process.
    We used pigma pens to transfer the design on the muslin.
    We used regular Crayola crayons (not the fabric crayons).
    When you want to blend colors, lay down a layer of white crayon first.
    Use a circular motion to get the most even distribution of the crayon.
    When you have finished coloring, take off the freezer paper. Place the colored block between layers of paper towels and use a hot iron to melt off the wax. CAREFUL: Make sure to protect the ironing board and the iron from wax.
    If the color is not intense enough, you can color over it again.
    Embroidery and beading happens last.

    Most importantly, have fun. It's a great way to let out the inner child.

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    Hi Glenda,
    MadQuilter just gave you some excellent information on crayon painting, but I just saw a tutorial on this at the following website to add to her info:
    http://www.favecrafts.com/Quilting/C...ined-Quilt-Art

    Welcome to this wonderful, fun & helpful forum.
    Marilyn in Oregon

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    To get deep color, color lightly, press, color lightly press, and keep repeating until you get the color you want. On a scrap piece you can try this, and try one where you color heavily and see which one you like better. I think you'll find you like the layered process better. It's also easier to blend color or get different values of the same color. I usually lay a heavy piece of cloth over my ironing board and then several layers of paper towel. CHANGE THE PAPER TOWEL often or it will transfer back onto your project.

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    Thanks so much for the great tips.

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    Thanks to all of you for the information. I found this pattern at Quilts and Quilts,shop in Branson,MO. They had done a table runner using some of the pattern out of the quilt. They used antique crochet on each end. I fell in love and bought the pattern(25.00) LO! never paid that much for a pattern in my life! I now feel confident to try this new tecnique. I am in the process of doing a quilt called french roses, they are a rag rose,I am doing seperate, quilt as you go blocks, am almost done with all the cutting, am doing a queen size. Will be starting a Irish Chain Color Wash quilt at Marrily We quilt Along in March, at Springfield, Mo. I can hardly wait, already have my fabric picked out. Hoping to have the french Rose done or almost anyway. Thanks again everyone for your help and advice. Glenda

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    Hello and welcome! As a new to quilting person I am fascinated with your ideas and am thinking I might have to try the crayon idea! Thanks!

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    Welcome from Michigan :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drea
    Hello and welcome! As a new to quilting person I am fascinated with your ideas and am thinking I might have to try the crayon idea! Thanks!
    I see you are a new quilting person also. Go to web site Crabapplehill.com and look at some of thier patterns, heriloom merories is one pattern I love with old plates enbroidered and filled in with crayon color and crazy quilt blocks around it. another has antiqie purses, and still another has post cards and books and flowers. Love them all but they are expensive, 25.00 but they come with transfers . Have fun, I am.

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    Hello from Western Maryland !!

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    Hello from West Virginia and Welcome to the group.
    Happy Sewing.

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    Hi Martina, I have some questions, Dis you use a good quality muslin, bleached or unbleached? I have an old piece of damsak that would be beautiful for the colored squares in this quilt. I guess I could try a sample to see how it works. If after you press the design and you need to put on more color, do you need to put more freezer paper on before you color again? I am assembling supplies and want to make sure I have everything on hand. The pattern I bought is called Fondest Reguards, by Crabapple Hill I am anxious to get started so I can do the embroidery at night while I am watching tv, or not watching tv. I am usually sewing pretty late, Thanks for your help.

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