A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 301,498
Currently Running With Scissors:
532 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: I ♥ U Wall Hanging  (Read 1158 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Jill of all trades
Offline Offline

Posts: 54
Joined: 31-Oct-2007

View Profile
« on: November 19, 2010 01:31:51 AM »

So I was farting around with an idea last night. I remember trying this years ago and never finishing. I dont know where I got the idea but here it is.

Basically you take a large piece of freezer paper and start sewing scraps on it with the wax side up. When you iron it the wax sticks to the fabric a little and the stiffness of the paper keeps the whole thing stable.

I just sewed and sewed shaped on it. At one point I sewed strips of fabric together (not on the freezer paper) then cut them, reversed every other one and then sewed them back together kinda like quilt piecing but without matching the seams.. then I put that at the bottom.

My goal was not to be too picky about seams or stitches or to get OCD about the whole thing but to just go with it and have fun and use whatever mistakes came up. I started this on my WalMart Brother PRW CE5000 (of which I have nicknamed The B!tch) and I finished it on my Janome Thread Banger. Needless to say I am a happy camper and the B!tch is in the closet.

Anyway.... then I just added stitching and some buttons. A bit of applique with some strips of tulle and ribbon and WAH LAH.... My little wall hanging. :-D

I ♥ U

« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010 10:52:06 AM »

Cute!  did you make it as a gift for someone?  Or just to have something cheery in the house?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010 09:10:10 PM »

I love the primary colours. So bright and happy.

Jill of all trades
Offline Offline

Posts: 54
Joined: 31-Oct-2007

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010 11:32:11 PM »

Cute!  did you make it as a gift for someone?  Or just to have something cheery in the house?

I made it just to make it. It will prob just hang there till my next craft show then I put it in my booth ( if I can part w it) :-D.
Rebel at home & abroad.
Offline Offline

Posts: 668
Joined: 11-Sep-2005

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010 11:47:58 PM »

It's always fun to play around with fabric.  I think it's good to quilt 'outside the box' once in a while!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Pomegranate Cornbread Stuffing Recipe
The Most Expensive Burger in New York City
How to Make a PBJ & Bacon Burger
3 Easy, Affordable Fall Dinner Ideas You Already Have in the Fridge
90 Second Simply Superb Grilled Burger Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Decorative Bulletin Board
Rain, rain, you don't have to go away...
Tute Tuesday: Latch Hooked Rag Rug

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.