I've had some questions about the best printable water soluble sheets to purchase, IF a student did not want to trace the embroidery designs...but use the free download of embroidery layouts referenced in Crazy Quilting Dazzling Diamonds book.
Friday, September 29, 2023
If you prefer a different brand/type of water soluble...that's fine...just make sure it is "printable" sheets.
We'll kick off the actual sewing on the 15th of October! I'll be doing some prize drawings for individuals that submit a photo of their progress as we move through creating the Dazzling Diamonds wall-hanging quilt as well. So, hope you are thinking about what fabrics you will be using.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Okay, have some pictures and details on the CQ Dazzling Diamonds Sew Along. First, here are the fabrics I'll be using...
So, we will begin the "sewing portion" of the Sew-Along on the 15th which will give those of you time enough to get these specific fabrics in the mail if you want to use the exact same ones as I'll be working with. Not required...as we crazy quilters do love to "do our own thing".
But, I wish you could just see and feel these fabrics...they are just wonderful.
Okay, the next must have that you will perhaps to order if you don't already have it in your library...the book of course!
Your other supplies will be standard threads (perle cotton of course); beads, silk ribbon, sequins, etc. If you want to all in lace motifs, etc. that is also your choice but not required by the designed quilt. We'll just see where creativity leads us in this endeavor.
Marking the Embroidery Designs: Because I'm using some darker fabrics, it is good to use some water soluble sheets for printing the embroidery designs on to. (A link to a pdf download file is in the book on page #16 for your use.) Option #2 would be to scan the pattern layout pages, then upload them to your computer. This option would also allow you to resize the blocks if you prefer to work this in a different size. Option #3 is to simply use tissue wrapping paper and trace the embroidery designs to that, then tape/pin in place on your fabric block...and stitch through when you embroidery the base seams.
We will kick off the Planning and Pre-Sewing portion of this Sew Along on the 1st of October...with actual block assembly beginning on the 15th. So, get those books, fabrics, and water soluble printable sheets (or tissue paper) stocked up in your sewing room soon. Hugs!