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Better applique or fabric paint in the long run

Old 08-15-2007, 08:41 PM
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Can anyone please tell me what would be better applique or fabric paint, in the long run?. I am trying to put letters on a quilt but im not sure which way is better.

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Old 08-15-2007, 09:27 PM
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I prefer to applique, so it may be a little bit prejudicial to promote it. Still there are wonderful products out there for painting on your quilt blocks. They also have permanent marking pens designed for enhancing and creating on your blocks as well. I have used them and like them. Though most I know have used them only on their quilt labels, I have seen them used to enhance objects in blocks and on the quilt as a whole...especially landscape quilts. Check your local quilt shop for anyone there who may have used them, or search the web....HGTV had a show on Simply Quilts that worked with the paints and the markers each. Good luck! Whatever you decide I am sure it will be a work of art. :D
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:14 AM
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If it is something to be washed heavily, I'd go with applique.

I just got a set of those markers, too, but haven't had a chance to use them or see how they hold up. I've used laundry marker in signatures for friendship quilts with good laundering results.

Were you planning on painting directly on fabric, or a light stencilling? Stencils may give you less stiffness.
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