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kumf
« on: June 16, 2004 06:22:48 PM »

I made this about a month ago but just got around to posting it now. Pillow is made of felt. The groundhog shape was affixed via fusible web stuff; then I sewed the pillow together with my machine and stuffed it. Took less than thirty minutes! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2004 06:31:05 PM »

*jumps up and down* that is so darling! I love it! It looks professionally done...are you selling?
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2004 06:49:53 PM »

bravo Kiss
that pillow brightened my day. what a cute little groundhog pillow!
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2004 07:18:09 PM »

that is soo cute Cheesy. i love fusible web. but have a hard time with felt and the iron. any tips? or is my only problem the hot iron.  i never follow the directions for the fusible stuff -low setting= yuckies, i have better luck with it really hot, of course i usually fuse 100% cottons
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2004 07:31:44 PM »

I love it!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2004 07:45:56 PM »

Oh, that's so adorable!
It gives me so many ideas for other felt pillows. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2004 09:21:25 PM »

awesome! my boyfriend's birthday is on groundhog day and i will need to make him some groundhog crafts this year!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2004 10:47:54 AM »

that is soo cute Cheesy. i love fusible web. but have a hard time with felt and the iron. any tips? or is my only problem the hot iron.  i never follow the directions for the fusible stuff -low setting= yuckies, i have better luck with it really hot, of course i usually fuse 100% cottons

I have to admit that before I actually used the fusible web I read the directions 100 times.  I also made sure the iron was on the right setting. What kind of felt are you using, acrylic or wool?  My pillow is made out of acrylic felt, so I used the setting for that. That is the only tip I can give you, besides the usual "read the directions" with a stern, librarian face.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2004 12:00:47 PM »

hehe directions suck though. as far as the ones for fusing cottons anyways. it never sticks. thats why i cranked up the iron temp. but yeah for acrylic felt. probably not the best idea. haven't melted felt doing that but have trying to heat set some gocco prints. so now i'm stuck at how to get the image to be heat set without melting the felt completely.
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2004 08:56:03 PM »

AMAZING!!!  nICe WoRk KuMf!
this is such a fresh new idea!  How well does this fusible web hold up to wear?  Ive always been tempted to try it but chickened out?

I could see this pillow in a store like urban outfitters...but it would be like $39 bucks or something!
 BRAVO! ~M
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2004 07:27:33 AM »

as for the wear of fusible web. i always stitch around the edge of the piece after either by hand which i prefer(like my avatar) or machine. sometimes it doesn't stick completely and i'd hate to see it fall off. also makes it a bit more decorative.
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2004 08:33:40 PM »

that is soo cute Cheesy. i love fusible web. but have a hard time with felt and the iron. any tips? or is my only problem the hot iron.  i never follow the directions for the fusible stuff -low setting= yuckies, i have better luck with it really hot, of course i usually fuse 100% cottons

You know I just had a thought, are you using a pressing cloth when you iron the fusible web?  It can be muslin or light cotton fabric.  Wet the fabric and lay it over the felt, ironing over the pressing cloth until it appears dry.  Hope this helps!
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2004 09:07:18 PM »

my bad luck with the felt and iron was a result of trying to heat set a gocco print on felt. they suggested paper btwn the felt and the iron but fabric might be a better idea. i'll give it a whirl. also i though heat set needed to be done with a really hot iron. but i'm sure acceptions can be made when the item isn't ironable.
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2004 09:41:52 PM »

Oh, how did I miss this post!  That cushion's gorgeous!

This isn't going to help anyone with fusible web, but as for SarahFroggy - instead of heat setting with an iron, try a hairdryer instead.  It's always worked for me!
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2004 09:53:18 PM »

ooh a hair dryer. that might work. will experiment tomorrow thanks Smiley i was thinking about someone on here saying they used the clothes dryer but then i imagined the melted felt mess in either my apartment building's only dryer or my parents' at home..not good either way Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2004 04:05:10 AM »

It's a trick I picked up from my artist friends.  About two minutes should do it, and hopefully if you keep the hairdryer moving it won't melt the felt.  Fingers crossed!  Maybe you should try it on a scrap piece first.
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2004 01:53:22 PM »

*jumps up and down* that is so darling! I love it! It looks professionally done...are you selling?

Yes!  The pillow is now on ebay.  If you or anyone else is interested, please feel free to bid.  Here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4311672226 .  Good luck to any and all bidders Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2004 02:19:32 PM »

I LOve it! I'm gunna make a pillow from felt. I have like 15 piilows on my bed. Not countign the ones I bought. Sorry I just go crazy! lol
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2004 10:02:10 AM »

::gasp:: So cute! I have this thing for groundhogs, don't know why. Very nice pillow.
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2004 12:59:04 PM »

Wow, that is so adorable! Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2004 08:44:41 PM »

this is about the greatest thing i've ever seen.  i am jealous!
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2004 08:33:34 AM »

awww, that is adorable
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