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3d forming quilts???

Old 06-20-2012, 08:17 AM
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A while back Sewing with Nancy had a guest who made some very realistic leaves (they were huge!), where the edges of the leaves curled up, etc.

I cannot find the show notes, but I think she used a special stabilizer to get them to form into the shape she wanted. I have found INNSPIRE, and think that may be what she used. But it is crazy expensive! One sheet 20X36 at Keepsake Quilting costs $20!

I want to do a wall hanging where I would need several sheets of INNSPIRE - that is too much!

What other way could I make my leaves (normal size), appear to be floating down my quilt? I want to make hundreds of leaves, and they will have writing on them (not sure what kind of pen I will be using).

Any suggestions? Do you think a starch would work? Or should I decopauge it?
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:39 AM
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I have no idea but am going to watch this thread as I would like to know a cheaper way also. That is way too expensive!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:05 AM
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I really dont have an answer for you since Im a newbie but I do know that I have made the mistake of using too much starch on things and they have come out like carboard. Im not fimiliar with the video that your talking about but I imagine that cornstarch or refulat starch would work. Try it out on a practice piece and see.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:09 PM
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I do Joan Shay Petal Play----You can form and reform the items you make. She uses 2 pieces of fabric with heat and bond between the heavy duty one. I would check her site.
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you could use wash out stabilizer, don't rinse a whole bunch then form them how you want them then let them dry.Once dry attach to body of quilt
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