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Thread: Redwork.....

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    any of you gals do redwork here?...I do and I found a really cute pattern today at Beverley's fabric and it' not the usual ones that I have bought in the past that you iron on this one requires that you tape the piece to the material then trace it onto the material...my question is have any of you done this before and if so any tricks you could tell me that would help with this little process?....

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    I've used those colored carbon sheets for transferring patterns before - pretty straight forward. You just make sure the colored side faces the fabric. If you don't trust the steadiness of your hand, tape them down first. Make sure you are on a firm surface, like a table.

    I've also used a iron-on ink but haven't seen it in years. you traced the wrong side of the pattern, then ironed it on. I think it was supposed to be good for quite a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi

    I've also used a iron-on ink but haven't seen it in years. you traced the wrong side of the pattern, then ironed it on. I think it was supposed to be good for quite a few times.
    the iron on is the only ones I have ever used but I needed to graguate to something alittle more challenging because the iron on nes are very limited to choices mostly the days of the week chicken or ducks etc....thanks for the tip I will probably tape it down so it won't slip...

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    You can get iron on transfer pencils (wally world, hobby lobby, etc.) I use them with coloring book pages, or coloring pages i find on the internet to make transfers...tracing paper and a coloring book work pretty well. I've also used them to "revive" used hot iron transfers.

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    You can buy pens from Sulky that iron on anything you feel like tracing. I have done 2 quilts with them. I traced the coloring book pages, my daughter and I colored them with the fabric markers, and they were beautiful. I also have a Christmas tablecloth done that way. we had such fun coloring with the markers. it has held up for 12 years. So you could do red work out of anything you could trace. :mrgreen:

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    A couple of redwork design sites that Skeat shared with me...


    http://www.ladiesinred.org/designs.html


    http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/QuiltCategories/FreeRedworkStitcheryPatterns.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsstrawberry
    A couple of redwork design sites that Skeat shared with me...


    http://www.ladiesinred.org/designs.html


    http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/QuiltCategories/FreeRedworkStitcheryPatterns.htm
    Thank You so much it's hard to find good transfers lately at the craft stores at least ones that are different then the ones I already have I was looking for more variety and these websites look great....

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    [quote=redrummy]You can buy pens from Sulky that iron on anything you feel like tracing. I have done 2 quilts with them. I traced the coloring book pages, my daughter and I colored them with the fabric markers, and they were beautiful. I also have a Christmas tablecloth done that way. we had such fun coloring with the markers. it has held up for 12 years. So you could do red work out of anything you could trace. :mrgreen: [/quote

    Thank You I had no idea there was such as thing as these pens I have some other transfers that have been used up and no longer iron on that I can revive again...

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    I am interested in fiding sites for redwork patterns. Do you know if this site has them? Please give the email address. Thanks Lois

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    the redwork sites that jbsstrawberry posted are good ones I have already copied a few that I liked...and by the way I bought a tranfer pencil that is red and it works great ...

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    When I did redwork I used a red pigma micron pen-it is permanent ink that does not run or smear on fabric. It comes in different size widths and I use a very tiny tip. You can buy them at Michael's in the scrapbook section and a lot of quilt shops sell them to. They are also great for writing on labels.

    I use a light box, tape my redwork pattern on it, then tape my fabric on top and trace with the red pen. (I use a red pen because it does not show when you are stitching over it with red embroidery floss.) If the fabric moves too much while I am tracing then I will iron it onto freezer paper first to stabilize it.

    Hope this helps.

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    I have done a lot of redwork and I iron on freezer paper to the back fabric before i trace this keeps the fabric nice and stiff while tracing I also draw with a red very fine fabric pen. A light box or window to trace. Good luck
    Dawn

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    I just found these redwork sites: Some nice patterns too.
    http://crossstitch.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=crossstitch&cdn=hobbies&tm=9&f=10&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.redwork.info/free_redwork_patterns.html

    http://crossstitch.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=crossstitch&cdn=hobbies&tm=3&f=10&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.blockcentral.com/redworkkitties.shtml

    http://www.patternbee.com/FREEVRW.html

    http://69.90.47.120/bobbysocksqc.com/

    http://www.quiltersmuse.com/index_of_free_patterns.htm

    http://www.yesterdayscharm.com/kewpie_patterns.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by sondray
    I just found these redwork sites: Some nice patterns too.
    http://crossstitch.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=crossstitch&cdn=hobbies&tm=9&f=10&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.redwork.info/free_redwork_patterns.html

    http://crossstitch.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=crossstitch&cdn=hobbies&tm=3&f=10&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.blockcentral.com/redworkkitties.shtml

    http://www.patternbee.com/FREEVRW.html

    http://69.90.47.120/bobbysocksqc.com/

    http://www.quiltersmuse.com/index_of_free_patterns.htm


    Thank You so much for these a few I had but some were new to me...I really enjoy bobbysocks she shows a picture of her sewing room on her home tour...I love to see other peoples sewing rooms and get ideas....

    http://www.yesterdayscharm.com/kewpie_patterns.htm

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    Found this on one of the sites that Donna Rae posted in links and resources area, talk about the mother load of redwork!!! Thanks Donna Rae!!

    http://groups.msn.com/TheNewStrollingTheBlock/redworkdesign.msnw

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    Thanks for your help

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