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I bouht Terial Magic to stiffen fabric so the fabric could be used with my Scan-n-cut .
But for t-shirt quilts instead of using a lightweight stabilizer?? Hmmm. The thought that first popped into my mind was that the stabilizer also allows you to sew and quilt the t-shirts without needing a ballpoint needle.
Now, I do have ballpoint needles for my home machine but don't for my longarm. Off the top of my head, I don't even know if there are ballpoint needles for long arms.
Wouldn't a regular needle (in the longarm) tend to tend to promote the knit t-shirts to run because the knit had been pierced/split?
That video was interesting! I may have to think about that next time I need stabilizer! This fall I may have a couple of T-shirt quilts to make from my nephews shirts - my sis needs some comfort hugs! She misses him so....
Love it! The Red-Headed Judy is my favorite flower!
Beautiful work and fabrics! I admire those of you who have the patience for such tiny, precise work.
So, on Wednesday our guild had a charity sew day and they warned us that they were bringing strips to be made into tops!
i took this bundle of 2” x about 15” strips and sewed them into blocks. Then cut them into rectangles and framed half of them with yellow 1 1/2” strips that were there. I cut a few black strips and framed the other half.
i got the blocks made at Sew day. Came home and put the blocks together! Fun quilt for some boy!
I have about the same same amount of similar strips in red and orange prints. Another may need to be made in some pattern....lhummmmm.
Excellent work with random strips, Ellen. Amazing how you can make something cool and appealing out of scraps.
Here's one example of "recycling" with clay. I had made some mod cane circles and put them on a tall drinking glass to use as a pencil holder. Got bored with that after a year so I peeled them off of the drinking glass and put them in a baggie and stored them as "baked cane slices".
Now they are baked on a smooth rock and sort of look like a pine cone gone wrong or an empty turtle shell or a deserted alien space ship or a .... you name it, please. I have peeled it off the rock and will eventually put it on a stake and stick in a flower pot.
hum...I dunno if the quilting she showed on the T-shirt quilt in the video was on a domestic or not...might have to comment on the YouTube video and ask..
and thanks for the reminder about the ball point needle for knits...
do you know if the needles on a serger are ball point or not? I know a lot of people use them to sew on knits....(I have one that I have barely used...sigh)