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Here is pictures of linen, head hanging, and curtains, I have been working on this last week.


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Oct. 20th, 2016 01:12 am (UTC)
Oh, I love the holiday property! I'd stay there. :)

The FB blocks continue to be fabulous and I think it's lovely you've included some of the ones already on the site. It has been wonderful seeing how excited everyone participating has been!

For FMQ, I usually doodle on paper and then try to reproduce that on the fabric without drawing on the fabric. I know some people will use stencils and pouncing powder to transfer designs, but I haven't tried that myself. I have used ceramic pencils with good luck on many fabrics. I hope you find a method that works for you!
Oct. 24th, 2016 01:44 pm (UTC)
Fantastic Beasts is going so well. And it is pretty exciting that there will be 5 movies!

I took one basic class on FMQ and they had us do what Jennifer suggests, practice the design you want to do on paper first then do it on fabric, and practice practice practice. That being said I have tried air soluble and water soluble pens and ceramic pencils. And chalk pencils. What I have learned is the heavier, darker mark you make, the less likely it will actually disappear, and that includes ceramic pencils. Also keep the iron well away from it, that definiely makes it permanent. I did the water soluble and it vanished and I was really excited. Then I ironed the fabric and the marks came BACK. I was devastated.For something small like a wall hanging, you might try the method I used on that applique quilt, where I printed the design on paper and then pinned the paper to my project and quilted right through the paper. You just have to take the pqper off VERY gently, just like you do when removing the paper from a pp block/quilt top. And then A lot of the older ladies still do stencils with chalk. I have had good resuts with the clover chalk pencils, and they are relatively cheap, but it's easy to accidentally brush off the chalk before you are done and then have to mark it again. I've had that same issue with tracing paper. Works great but easily rubs off before you are done.
Oct. 26th, 2016 02:24 am (UTC)
Wow, that Abraxan looks fantastic. Oh and the bird.. I don't know how to spell the proper name, but that Dodo looks amazing. Wow.. that chizpurfle looks a lot more frightening than it's name makes it sound.

The stuff for the flat looks really fantastic. It looks like a nice place.

I've used both the air and water erasable pens and have had pretty good luck with them, but sometimes they can be fussy to remove. I think the best practice with them usually is to use the thinnest, lightest line you can - the more ink that seeps in, the harder it is to get it off. And if you've got the patience for it, test it on as many of your fabrics as you can before putting it on the front of a piece where it's maybe never going to come off. (So hard though if you use a lot of scraps and variety in your blocks!)

If you use the water ones, you can use a spray bottle and mist them rather than soaking the entire piece if you don't want to get the entire thing wet.
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