Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Expierments with Fusible Thread

I normally use fusible thread for applique and bindings etc. I was playing around with some fusible thread and coloured foil yesterday with some interesting results.

I laid some of the fusible thread on fabric and laid Jones Tones foil on top. I ironed it using some baking parchment to cover the foil and it worked well. I applied a little more thread and used a second colour of foil - it hasn't photographed well but I used gold and purple foil.

I did some free motion quilting and embroidery and applied some red foil this time.
I thought I would try using some built-in embroidery stitches (I used the Bernina for this). As you can see it has worked quite well. I think I removed the foil a bit too soon as it has missed little bits. I may try some other stitches and see how it works.

11 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

great technique for adding very specific bits of sparkle :-)

Sandy said...

HOw clever of you. I've had fusible thread sitting here for ages and not used it. Maybe now I will. Sandy

Ruth said...

Great idea - I can see lots of possibilities with this technique.

Vicki W said...

What a great idea!

Sue B said...

Very clever idea Carol. I haven't used the fusible thread yet. I'll be interested in seeing some more of your experiments with it and the foil.

rlbates said...

Very interesting! Do you have a favorite brand or type of fusible thread. I've had trouble with it breaking when I sew. Maybe it's too old?

Lise said...

Great idea!! I bought some fusible thread once, but have forgotten why - I'll have to look for it now....
Lise

Barbara said...

wow! interesting idea! Wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Looking forward to many creative ideas here .
HUGS Barbara

Shirley Goodwin said...

Good idea! Have a wonderful Christmas and New year, Carol.

Judy Scott said...

wishing you a wonderful and happy Christmas, love Judy xxx

Agapequilt said...

Buon Natale dall'Italia
Annamaria