Sunday, April 22, 2012
Good Folks For the My Precious Quilt Along
So, this is where I am at with my precious Good Folks fabrics that I have been hoarding for a while. I decided on using another QuiltSmart pattern called "Pumpkin Seeds". It is made also using the fusible interfacing but in a different method. It is made by sewing the fabric onto the opposite side of the fusible interfacing, trimmed and then turning it inside out so that the gluey part of the fusible can then be ironed onto the background. Once it is pressed on you applique stitch around each one in your preferred method. I chose to try out a clear monofilament thread using a zigzag stitch. It is my first time using a clear thread for applique. The reason I have avoided it in past was because it sort of intimidated me for some reason. Not sure why, but also I avoided it because I have been told that it can damage your sewing machine. Well, I have since found out that that is true only according to older monofilaments made of nylon. They used to be brittle, had a low melting point and would wear your machine parts by cutting into them with use. Newer products (I have recently discovered the superiority of Superior Threads) are made of polyester--not nylon. I am using one by Superior called MonoPoly. Although I had a rough start using it--I was having trouble winding it onto the bobbin--I think it is working very well now and will use this technique much more in future now.