Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Little Known Fact about Fabrics for Fusing

It's a little know fact (I love that phrase!) that when you pick out fabrics for your next fused art quilt you want to look at the back of the fabric. You are making a raw edge or fused quilt which means you don't necessarily finish the edges of design elements with stitching. You see the edge of the fabric.

 If you have a great print on one side, the other side may be almost white. When you cut out an element from that fabric, a white edge will appear around the element. Use hand dyed or batik fabrics. The color goes all the way through the fabric. It's a little known fact!

8 comments:

KatieQ said...

Now that you've posted about it, it seems so obvious. It's one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?," moments. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Bagamary said...

Another great reason that batiks are my favorite choice.

Richard Healey said...

I love the work you do. It is amazing. My son is right now pointing at your iron in the side bar and I think he likes it though he is calling it creepy. LOL

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Another great reason YOUR fabrics are perfect for fusing.

I recently had to make a quick project. I used your fabrics, which made it a beautiful piece. I posted about it on December 2, and linked back to your blog.

Suztats said...

Good to know that. Thanks.

WoolenSails said...

I have found that out when using cheaper fabrics in a piece, the white comes up in the stitches too.

Debbie

mckittycat said...

Great tip - thanks for sharing. Mary Ann

Rhonda said...

I knew I love batiks for some reason. Thanks for sharing.