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Old 01-31-2022, 03:20 PM
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Just finished this raw edge applique wall hanging, it's about 21 1/2" x 17 1/4", I wanted a trapunto effect on the flowers so appliqued them onto the background with a layer of Hobbes 80/20, cut away the batting around the stitching, cut and adhered another layer of Hobbes to the back of each flower, then sandwiched top with a layer of Thermolam and the backing. I quilted by stitching around everything (as well as the flowers in the background) - and still only got about a 1/4" puff on the flowers. arrg lol

The Heat and Bond Lite is so stiff, if anyone knows of another product that has a softer/more pliable feel I'd be grateful to know. I used all batik fabrics (except for the table top), mainly because they fray less in the applique pieces. I couldn't find fabric in the shade of green milk glass for the milk bottle so just mixed some acrylic paints with floetrol and painted muslin, it came out a bit stiff but with some extra batting behind it, it worked fine. Thanks for looking, and may Spring be swift and lasting.

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Old 01-31-2022, 04:57 PM
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You have made a beautiful wall hanging. I like the bottle color. Such a creative piece.
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Old 01-31-2022, 05:05 PM
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Perfect wall hanging for Spring time.
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Old 01-31-2022, 07:39 PM
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Sweet wall hanging! I think Misty Fuse is supposed to be a lightweight fusible.
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Sew pretty! Yes, Misty Fuse is the best if you are wanting lightweight fusible.
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Very pretty wall hanging…it does make you think of spring flowers. Great work!
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So pretty!
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I echo everyone and love applique. You did a fabulous job with everything, including your fabric colors. Kudos.
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Old 02-01-2022, 11:38 AM
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Love it, so springy!
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Old 02-01-2022, 12:31 PM
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Thanks everyone! And thanks Tartan and Tallchick for the Misty Fuse recommendation, I'll give it a shot.
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