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Thread: The table runner I made with Shiva Painstciks

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    Smile The table runner I made with Shiva Painstciks

    I have bought a couple of samples of the Shiva Paintsticks a few months back and been dying to try them. Finally got the motivation to do so when my sister sent me pictures of her new place overseas (she recently moved overseas with her husband for a work contract) and I noticed her coffee table was naked, lol. She is not a big fan of traditional quilts so I thought a painted table runner may be something she'd like. I found a design I liked (one for Hawaiian applique actually), modified it a bit, traced it on freezer paper, cut a stencil out of the FP, pressed it onto a block and painted away it was a fun and quick project. I then decided to do an outline embroidery stitch around each design and put the blocks together. For quilting, I stippled in the background and stitched in the ditch around the painted design. I really like how this one turned out. She doesn't know I am making it, so it'll be a surprise, hope she likes it.









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    Very pretty. I am sure she will love it.

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    So pretty!
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    Lovely. I bet she will love it
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    I like it. I am a big fan of Hawaiian applique so the design appeals, and I like the way you stitched around the designs. Really nice job, I am sure your sister will love it!
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    what beautiful fabric you created. and the runner turned out lovely
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    Very pretty! I bought some cheaper-than-Shiva paint sticks but haven't tried them yet. I seem to remember reading or hearing someone complain about the smell not going away, even after heat setting. Did you find that to be an issue? They are so expensive, but they look beautiful on fabric. I almost splurged on a package of them at the.Houston Quilt Show.
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    I have Shiva sticks that I have never used. Your table runner is beautiful!

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    I have some Shiva upstairs; you've inspired me to give them a try.

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    Beautiful work! DS is going to love this runner. I can't wait to see your next project
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    Very nice tablerunner.

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    That is very pretty. Nice work.

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    I also have the Shiva painsticks. Have dabbled a little with them,but need to make a project. Yours is very pretty!

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    Very pretty! I just bought Derwent's Inktense pencils and you've given me an idea of how to stabilize the fabric. Thanks!
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    Turned out really nice.

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    I have yet to try painting on fabric, but you are an inspiration

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    The colors and design are wonderful - you sure did a good job if this was your first try with paintsticks!

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    Very pretty!

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    If she doesn't like it, I DO. You can send it to me. I would cherish it. Great, beautiful, wonderful job. Can you tell I really like it?

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    Candi the table runner is awesome. I want to try the paint sticks one of these days.
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    Never heard of paint sticks! So cool!

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    Very creative welll done
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    Lovely! really great job :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambi View Post
    Very pretty! I bought some cheaper-than-Shiva paint sticks but haven't tried them yet. I seem to remember reading or hearing someone complain about the smell not going away, even after heat setting. Did you find that to be an issue? They are so expensive, but they look beautiful on fabric. I almost splurged on a package of them at the.Houston Quilt Show.
    Bambi, I love your avatar
    Well, the only time I thought the smell was strong was when I was pressing the blocks down to heat set them, I read somewhere to heat set on the wrong side of the block over a towel, so I did that, I held the iron down on each section for a minute and by the time I was done, I wasn't smelling anything any more. I'm sitting right next to the table runner and don't smell the paint. I held it to my nose, lol, and there is a faint smell, but I haven't washed it yet either.
    And yes they are pricey, I am searching for the best deal on them to give Santa the link, lol, and I am finding that prices vary greatly for a site to site, but deftly much cheaper at art stores versus quilt stores.
    What brand did you buy? Do let us know how you like it when you get a chance to try it.
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    Great job!
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