Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How to Tuesday: Let Us Now Join Together These Two Fabrics

When you take a class from me, you leave your sewing machine at home. Why, you ask, don't I have to lug my sewing machine to class?

One simple reason.
In fusing you don't join 2 fabrics by sewing them together. You just overlap one fabric onto another by about 1/4" and iron or fuse them together. You are marrying 2 fabrics to make 1.
The overlap process requires that you place the dark value fabric onto the light value fabric. If you place the light value onto the dark fabric a shadow will show. Another thing to keep in mind when you  marry your 2 fabrics is that you'll need to add an additional 1/4" to one of the edges of the fabric in the overlap. As in any marriage, there is give and take.

4 comments:

Laura Wasilowski said...

Welcome back from Patchwork Espana!

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Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

thanks for the helpful tips!

ellen gets crafty said...

Thanks for another great tip.

WoolenSails said...

I have an art picture I want to try like this.
It is a seabird and simple, so good practice piece.

Debbie