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Redwork Romance Fabric for Redwork or huh???

Old 07-31-2010, 09:01 AM
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This was in the lot of items I bought yesterday. I bought a quilters stash and am slowly going through it. This one confuses me. I think it's like a yard of fabric. The selvage reads Redwork Romance by Alex Anderson by P & B. Are you supposed to actually do redwork embroidery over the blue designs? Does the blue wash out? What are the little blue flowers on each design for? They must be some kind of alignment tool? I'm sorry, but this one confuses me! Can someone tell me what this fabric is used for?
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:12 AM
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If you Google Alex Anderson Redwork Romance you can find out more about this fabric or go to her website for more info.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:30 AM
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Possibly cutting indicators if you wanted to separate the blocks?
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:16 AM
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Redwork romance is a fabric line by Alex Anderson to be done in either , blue, which you have or red,....yours is to be done in blue embroidery thread......no the lines do not wash out...it`s lovely...
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:28 AM
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I have several of these and you can color the flowers and then do the stitching.
You don't have to do them in blue work you could use the color DMC threads.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by donnajean
If you Google Alex Anderson Redwork Romance you can find out more about this fabric or go to her website for more info.
I did google, not much came up. That's why I asked the question.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Evelynquilts
Redwork romance is a fabric line by Alex Anderson to be done in either , blue, which you have or red,....yours is to be done in blue embroidery thread......no the lines do not wash out...it`s lovely...
Then shouldn't this line be called "bluework"? ;> I would think the lines would show through, however careful one was with the embroidery?
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The redwork panels have red lines...The blue have blue lines...
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if you have no plans for the stripes, try washing them to see what happens.

unless you use 4 strands of floss, it's hard to cover all of the line work. i have some embroidery patterns that need dark thread also, because red would show.
i would love to use a light color. mine says "wears off". big deal. so does the thread!

but they are very pretty. have you thought about blackwork? that's very attractive and unusual. the one i saw was quite good-looking. it had both printed and solid sashing.
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Originally Posted by texas granny
I have several of these and you can color the flowers and then do the stitching.
You don't have to do them in blue work you could use the color DMC threads.

Color them using what method? I guess thread painting is also an option..
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