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Painter and Quilter Projects

  • May 28, 2010
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This book caught my eye as my niece is a painter and I am a quilter.  The projects in this book are something that she and I can do together.


The first step is to get your “picture” onto fabric.  Once you have accomplished that (and the instructions on how to do this are provided), you then need to do the thread work.  One way that I can’t wait to try is to draw, for example, a leaf onto water soluble stabilizer.  In a pinch hoop, place a piece of tulle with the stabilizer over it.  This makes a “free standing” leaf that you can sew onto your quilt or wall hanging.  I think I will be daring enough to try to do it direction on my finished item – thus saving one sewing step.


Each project has a photo of the item, a finished size, techniques used and a skill level.  The directions for completing the item are clear and have graphics to show you in greater detail the steps being described.


The book contains five projects:  three wall hangings, a quilt and a table runner with matching napkins.  This last item would be a great place to start as it is smaller and more manageable.  I can’t wait to call my niece and give the projects in this book a try.

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May 28, 2010
This sounds like a great activity and it's so nice that you can share this type of project with your niece. Thanks for sharing this!
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Pat Durbin creates beautiful pictorial quilts from her own photographs using paint, thread and fabric. In Fabric+Paint+Thread=Fabulous you will learn how she does this. I am
sure you have noticed the trend to enhance your work with thread or paint. Pat offers some great hints and tips on painting on fabric, from what type of paints she uses to how it handles on dry or wet fabric. This is useful if you want to add just a touch of paint to your work to enhance an appliquéd block or just paint a background on which to begin your stitching. I like the step-by-step instructions and photos included for both painting and creating thread
motifs. Pat offers patterns for various leaf motifs that you will then create in thread using layers of tulle, water-soluble stabilizer and an embroidery hoop. Have fun learning this technique and I would recommend that you practice, practice, and practice. Save your finished leaves for future projects. --Patti Ives, The Applique Society Newsletter
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ISBN-10: 1564779378
ISBN-13: 978-1564779373
Author: Amazon.com
Genre: Home & Garden
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
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