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« on: April 12, 2012 11:19:51 AM »

My wonderful partner, Teachart, in the Invite Your Partner Swap Round 20, has a love of all things The Beatles!  I desperately wanted to make her something TM styled, but I wasn't sure what until my awesome husband told me I should go with a Beatles theme.  Smart man!  Abbey Road seemed the best route.



TADA!  As you can see they are basically huge TM patches sewed together.  They are about the size of a sheet a paper each.  To make this, I printed each Beatle out on a piece of paper.  I first applied Heat N Bond to the fabric I was using for the Beatle.  Using a lightbox and a water-soluble pen I trace the design onto the fabric and then cut out the design.  It worked well this way because then I didn't have to pin the huge image onto the main fabric and I didn't have to worry about fraying.  I knew it would just lay down flat!  It does make it super stiff, too.  It was definitely harder to stitch threw, but I only went around the edges of the design and didn't do a bunch of stitching inside, so it was ok.  I definitely wouldn't recommend using the Heat N Bond if you are going to be doing a lot of stitching inside the area.  I also used fusible batting for inside. 





Oh, and I made this last patch with every intention of tacking it onto the bottom, but ended up not liking the looks of it with it on there.  So I just sent it along as an extra.  ^_^


The words are freezer paper stenciled on with fabric paint and then I did stitching around it.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012 12:00:31 PM »

i just love love love this.
you so captured the spirit of the fab four in this fabric art ...and it does takes me back Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012 12:50:08 PM »

 I don't know which Beatle it is, but the second one is my favorite. I like the fabric. It looks very Beatles era. Amazing job. Looks like a lot of work. I bet your fingers were sore!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012 01:43:22 PM »

this is so cool. i love it!!


I don't know which Beatle it is, but the second one is my favorite. I like the fabric. It looks very Beatles era. Amazing job. Looks like a lot of work. I bet your fingers were sore!

i think it might be ringo... i may be wrong but i think it's george, ringo, paul, and john?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012 04:35:23 PM »

It goes george paul ringo john  Smiley. And I LOVE THIS! It's hanging in my studio/office and it makes me so happy! The colors are just fantastic and the textures are amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012 04:37:39 PM »

Awesome - love the mod fabric.

 *Crosses fingers*  Please don't let cookiedoe see this - she'll squeeee all over the house  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012 07:30:31 AM »

That is so cool!  I can't believe how detailed you were able to get those
patches!   Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012 07:48:54 AM »

I bet she just loves it! Very clever.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012 11:16:37 AM »

And I swear the next sunny day I get here I'll bring this outside and take some pictures- you all really need to see the fantastic colors and textures! (warning though, it will just make you want it more  Smiley)
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