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Thursday, September 18, 2014

M&D series - Flying Magica

Magica De Spell (pattern with color indicators)
pattern without color indicators available at tweloquilting.blogspot.com
12" x 18" (finished) paper pieced & embroidery

Hello everyone, Alida here!

And we are back with the next installment of my weekly series to share all my Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and friends patterns.

This week is all about magic! Magica De Spell is flying around on her magic broom and she is dreaming about her favorite topic: the Number One coin!! :)

Hope you enjoy this whimsical block.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Light As A Feather

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by Lynne Schwarz
tested by Inez Larsen
10" paper pieced

Now that The Summer of Stitching has wrapped up, we will return to normal pattern posts on Wednesdays until our next big event!

Today, we bring you two new Disney patterns from Lynne, with help from our fabulous Fandom In Stitches Pattern Testers!


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Photos

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com
Just in case you missed it, last week we posted ALL 65 patterns from The Summer of Stitching in the event round up! You can check that out here!



       Union Jack, paper pieced   photo WhiteLanternbyVangiHermida_zps459c384c.jpg 


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September's prize is a copy of A Quilter's Christmas Carol from Whimzie Quiltz!

Each month, Fandom In Stitches gives away a flickr prize for general participation. How do you win one of our fabulous prizes? It's easy! Share photos of your blocks and other projects you have made using Fandom In Stitches patterns with our flickr group! You receive one entry for each project! Only photos posted to flickr are eligible to win.

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Thanks to a very generous donation by Heidi, we are able to once again offer a second monthly prize! To be eligible to win a variety pack of embroidery floss, simply share a photo of ANY embroidered design from Fandom In Stitches with our flickr group. This includes The Summer of Stitching designs and many, many more!  Actual thread may vary. One entry per block. Only photos posted to flickr are eligible to win.


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Please note that projects from patterns that have not been posted on Fandom In Stitches  will not be included here.
Dalek
by gooberific1

tremaine malificent hades queen of hearts
by Cirinna89



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Harry Potter(more)

 The Other Weasleys
 
Arthur Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
Molly Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
Bill Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 inches
Charlie Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
Percy Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
Fred Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches
George Weasley 
by Michelle Thompson
Paper Pieced and Embroidered
7.0 x 8.5 Inches


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til next week 

Michelle
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hello, Jack

Union Jack, paper pieced

Union Jack by Jennifer Ofenstein
5" x 8" paper pieced

We recently had a request for a more "flag shaped" Union Jack. Since we're all fans of British telly and this image blazes across Rose's t-shirt in one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes, how could I resist?!



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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Testing Crayola Washable Markers for Embroidery

This tutorial was written by Thorn Trace for her blog
Reposted with permission. You can see the original post here.

Abstract: Most Crayola Washable Marker colors wash out of fabric with an hour or two of soaking.  The violet marker was the most stubborn.  Overnight soaking removed all marks.  These washable markers may be suitable to use for marking embroidery and quilting patterns.



Crayola makes a line of washable markers.  When I saw them in my kids’ art and school supplies, I wondered if they might be suitable for marking embroidery and quilting patterns.  So I decided an experiment was called for.  I wanted to cover a fair number of variables in my little experiment so a little planning at the front end was essential.  

I did a quick feasibility test by writing all over a piece of fabric in marker then washing it cold water.  Just one marker, one fabric, and immediate washing.  No pictures, but the marks came out.  Sure the fresh marks came out, but what if they sat a while? What about different colors? Different fabrics? This definitely called for more study.  

First I decided that I need to test at least three different time points.  I finish most of my embroidery projects inside of a week, but sometimes go to 2 weeks.  If I had a large quilting project I figured it might take me up to a month of work.  So I needed swatches for each time point: 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks (It’s nicely exponential).  

While I usually use cotton for all my crafts, I sometimes branch out.  I needed a representative sample the different kinds of fibers I might use.  I cut swatches from cotton, screen printed cotton (what if the marks came out of the cotton but not the screen print ink?), cotton/poly blend, and a pure synthetic fiber (I don’t know precisely what it is, but someone gave me a bunch of it and I sometimes embroider on it).  

Next I needed to test a range of colors.  I decided to make a series of marks using different colors that would be the same on each swatch.  This way I could observe if any of the colors would behave differently and I would know where to look on each swatch.  ROYGBIV = Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Indigo, Violet.  Scheduled wash date in black and fiber content in brown. 
Unwashed Swatches



After one week, I took my first set of swatches and soaked them in cold water for an hour.  The nice blue water soluble fabric marker I use generally washes out within a few minutes, so an hour seemed fair.  I did not scrub, stir or agitate the swatches, only soaked.  As you can see from the picture, most of the marks came out.  The Violet was a little stubborn.  

Washed Swatches 1 week old soaked 1 hour in cold water


After two weeks, I soaked the next set of swatches.  As you may recall, I did pilfer these markers from my kids’ art box.  As any parent will understand, I got distracted by the demands of my offspring and these swatches ended up soaking overnight and a little bit into the next day.  What’s interesting is that in these swatches, even the Violet V washed out.  

Washed Swatches 2 weeks old soaked overnight in cold water


After four weeks, I soaked the last set of swatches.  To split the difference, I soaked these for 2 hours in cold water.  The Violet V remained, but is more faint than in the 1 week set that was soaked for 1 hour.  So when in doubt, soak it longer, maybe even agitate a little.

Washed Swatches 4 weeks old soaked 2 hours in cold water

So the lesson here (if you’re miraculously still reading) is that Crayola Washable Markers are indeed washable.  I feel comfortable enough in using them to mark my own patterns.  It’s likely that other brands of washable markers will behave similarly, but I have not tested them yet, so please run your own experiment if you want to know! 


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Friday, September 12, 2014

War of Light: White Lantern

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White Lantern by Vangi Hermida
8.66" (22cm) paper pieced

Vangi is back again as we continue to share her series of Lanterns from the War of light! Join us again next Friday for another pattern from this fantastic quilt!

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