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Thread: Redwork

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    There has already been a discussion of this over on the Buy/Sell/Trade section of the board, but I had another question so I thought I would move it here.
    My pattern will beon it's way and I want to be ready to go when it gets here.
    So here is what I know so far....
    Use the fabric doubled or with a lightweight backing.
    You can use Sulky wash away and print on it instead of having to trace
    Cut the fabric oversized.

    So what I was wondering was if you had to use some kind of spray basting to hold the two pieces of fabric together? Or does the embroidery hoop keep the two fabrics held taught enough that there is no shifting.

    How do you quilt one of these?

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    I have done a couple of Red work quilts and haven't used the second fabric as I use Kona cotton for the top. Never had any problems and they have all been washed.

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    I am using the TransferEeze Sheets on the redwork I am doing, I like it. I find, though, it is stiff enough with the Sheet and the fabric that I do not need to use a hoop. I find it is easier without it. It is working up nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irene Frohreich
    I have done a couple of Red work quilts and haven't used the second fabric as I use Kona cotton for the top. Never had any problems and they have all been washed.
    Ditto

    I also use Sulky 12 weight thread instead of multiple strands of DMC

    This is one that I did using Sulky 12weight
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    I plan on using Form Flex for mine, you iron it onto the back, no need for a hoop.

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    I back with muslim and then just hoop. I too really like the Sulky 12 wt thread. It is so much better than floss. Embroidering goes much faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    Quote Originally Posted by Irene Frohreich
    I have done a couple of Red work quilts and haven't used the second fabric as I use Kona cotton for the top. Never had any problems and they have all been washed.
    Ditto

    I also use Sulky 12 weight thread instead of multiple strands of DMC
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    OK, the Sulky 12 weight is something I didn't know about.
    what is Form Flex?
    I also wondered about using Kona vs Muslin. Any reason not to use Kona?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHSue
    OK, the Sulky 12 weight is something I didn't know about.
    what is Form Flex?
    I also wondered about using Kona vs Muslin. Any reason not to use Kona?
    I use Kona for my redwork, but back with muslin because muslin is cheaper.

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    Form Flex is a woven fusible interfacing.

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    Is the form-flex washable?

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    Yep. I found a pic so you can see, although this is the first i've seen the pinked edges. I haven't been able to find it at Joann's, although an employee there tells me they do carry it. I bought it an an LQS that has gone out of business, so I'll have to find a new source.

    http://store.sawyerbrook.com/Form-Fl...tinfo/IN-FFAP/


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    Good idea! on the thread. I have also used Ginnie Thompson Flower Thread. I always wash everything in cold water with white vinegar in it the first couple of times.

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    My daughter does red work and she just uses a really good cotton fabric like Kona (no backing) She uses the little round balls of DMC cotton perle #8. It's colour fast and so much easier to use than embroidery floss. She also has a locking hoop that keeps her work taut. The hoop has a little ridge inside the inner hoop that fits into an indent in the outer hoop to prevent the fabric from slipping. The DMC comes in lots of great colours too. Did you know it's still called red work even if it's a different colour? If you mix your coloured thread it's then called embroidery.

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    Thanks for tell me that! I will try the perle cotton next time! Do you know where I can find one of those hoops or the official name of it so I can search for it? Thanks again.

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    The name of the hoop is "7" NO-SLIP HOOP" It costs $11 plus tax up here but is made in the u.s. so youwill be able to get it cheaper. I will give you the info off the back paper..Made of new and recycled plastic by Morgan Quality Products, Chanhassen, MN.
    MORGAN QUALITY PRODUCTS-CHANHASSEN, MN-55317
    Website:www.nosliphoops.com Email:[email protected]
    Hope this helps.

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    THANK YOU! A gazillion times THANK YOU! I always have so much trouble with fabric slipping in hoops. I am sure this is the answer for me.

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