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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday Photos

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com
This is it, the final day to submit your patterns for The Summer of Stitching! Next week, we'll draw a winner from all pattern submissions for a FREE Fandom In Stitches t-shirt! 

Submit your final Summer of Stitching designs to be posted tomorrow! You can submit patterns from any theme that has already been announced throughout the event.

The final theme is...

Summer of Stitching - I love Disney photo SoSIheartDisney_zps542b721d.jpg

See this post for details!  Final patterns to be posted tomorrow!

2014 Summer of Stitching Tees
The Summer of Stitching is sponsored by Fandom In Stitches Zazzle Shop! Get t-shirts, coffee mugs and more featuring your Fandom In Stitches quilting communityOne lucky participating designer for Summer of Stitching 2014 will receive a Fandom In Stitches Summer of Stitching t-shirt for a design submitted by September 2, 2014.




   Noun by Lynne S. Tested by Linda S. photo Noun_zps8cc7d719.jpg photo RedLanternbyVangiHermida_zps7b516d63.jpg Game of Thrones: The Eons Stephen King - The Eyes of the Dragon (opening line)

flickr prize
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.

prize 

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.


All winners are chosen via Random.org and notified via flickr message. 
Prizes not claimed after 30 days will go back into the FiS prize box!


If your Flickr Photos have not been showing up on Fandom In Stitches for Tuesday Photos, check your Flickr account settings for privacy and permissions. It most likely has been reset to "no." Change this to "yes" and your photos will be sharable here on Tuesday Photos. Need more help? One of our designers has shared a short tutorial with our Facebook group
Please note that projects from patterns that have not been posted on Fandom In Stitches  will not be included here.

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by Laurava23233



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Monday, September 1, 2014

Harry Potter(more)

Today we have everyone's  favourite headmaster and his faithful companion

Albus Dumbledore by Michelle Thompson
Finished Size 7 x 8.5 Inches
Paper Pieced and Embroidered

Fawkes by Michelle Thompson
Finished Size 14 x 8.5 Inches
Paper pieced and Embroidered

til next time
Michelle
misha29


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tutorial: Transfer an embroidery pattern onto dark or heavyweight fabric


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

I used to avoid stitching on dark colored fabric because I had the worst time transferring the pattern.  I tried transfer papers from the sewing and quilting departments, but the lines always smudged and smeared or rubbed off entirely while I stitched.  I don't like transfer pencils because I want my marks to disappear.  Finally I discovered this stuff when a friend of mine started machine embroidering.

It's a water soluble stabilizer that's designed to be used with embroidery machines (yes, that's right, water soluble).  I use it to transfer my hand embroidery patterns. Solvy is made by Sulky, but Pellon makes a similar product.  I've also found it sold by the yard at some craft stores.

Here's how I use it: 

First tape your pattern onto your table and then tape a piece of your water soluble stabilizer on top.  The tape keeps things from sliding around while you trace.  I use permanent markers to trace the pattern and haven't had any trouble yet.  You have the freedom here to mark your pattern in different colors.  This can help you keep track of when you need to change thread colors. 

But wait a minute.  This piece of stabilizer isn't much bigger than the pattern?  How can I secure it to my fabric if it won't fit in the hoop?
No worries!  Just grab a glue stick.  I turned the pattern face down and applied the glue to the stabilizer around the outside of the pattern, avoiding the areas with markings.  I then gently laid the pattern-marked, glue stick-backed piece of Solvy to my framed fabric.  Next I turned my frame over so that my fabric was flat on my desk.  From that position, I could firmly press the fabric and Solvy together, so they would adhere.

After that I was ready to begin stitching.  Always cautious, I began with the outer ring first and stitched in the whole pattern.

Just like when I used a water soluble marker, I store my work in a plastic bag when I'm not stitching to protect it from accidental spills and Deep South humidity.  That said, I've never had a problem with this stuff gumming up my needles.  

Once the stitching was done, I peeled back the 
Solvy and you can see that the glue stick left no residue on the fabric.With a pair of scissors, I trimmed away the excess Solvy, but didn't worry about getting anywhere near all of it.  I didn't need to because it's going to dissolve when I give it a soak.  

I let it sit in a sink full of water for a few minutes, then rinse and dry.  Presto!  No more stabilizer.  Now, if you don't rinse it fully, your fabric may be a little stiff.  That's because this material is also used for sizing on textiles.   


So what is this magical material?  I researched a little bit and found out that it's a polyvinyl alcohol. It sounds strange, but it's used in lots of things.  From paper to concrete to eye drops, it's everywhere.  In this filmy form, it's probably most familiar to you as those trendy little pouches that contain dishwasher and laundry detergent.

I hope you found this tutorial useful.  It's my favorite method for intricate and/or large designs.  It doesn't smudge or smear like transfer papers do.  It's transparent so tracing the design is incredibly easy.  It is a little bit slippery, so be generous with your tape when you're tracing. 



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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Schoolhouse Rock: Nouns

Noun by Lynne S. Tested by Linda S. photo Noun_zps8cc7d719.jpg
by Lynne Schwarz
tested by Linda Sooy
10" paper pieced and embroidered

We're back today with another fantastic Schoolhouse Rock pattern from Lynne! For those of you that are enjoying this series, Lynne says there are more to come!




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Friday, August 29, 2014

War of Light: Red Lantern

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Red 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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Thursday, August 28, 2014

M&D series - Daisy Duck

Daisy Duck (pattern with color indicators)
pattern without color indicators available at tweloquilting.blogspot.com
12" x 7" (finished) paper pieced & embroidery

Hello everyone, Alida here!

This is the fourth installment of my weekly series to share all my Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and friends patterns.

Daisy is calling her boyfriend Donald that, as we saw few week ago, likes to spend his time taking long naps ;)
But it's time to go to the quilt shop Donald!! :)

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Until next time...
Happy sewing!!




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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer of Stitching: Game of Thrones

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Welcome to what is nearly the end of The Summer of Stitching

Remember, to be eligible to win an awesome Fandom In Stitches t-shirt (below), all Summer of Stitching entries must be submitted by September 2, 2014! Summer of Stitching Round-up with winner chosen by random drawing on September 10, 2014.

New patterns for this week:
Summer of Stitching - Game of Thrones photo SoSGameofThrones_zpsf6e1144c.jpg

Game of Thrones: The Eons
by Jennifer Ofenstein
7" embroidered

Patterns from previous
Summer of Stitching Themes

Summer of Stitching - I love books photo SoSIheartbooks_zps45f9d3d2.jpg

Stephen King - The Eyes of the Dragon (opening line)
Stephen King's The Eyes of the Dragon
7 1/2" x 5"
by Alida (TweLoQ)

The FINAL 2014 Summer of Stitching Theme is:
Summer of Stitching - I love Disney photo SoSIheartDisney_zps542b721d.jpg
Disney, Disney, Disney! They have brought to life some of our favorite characters, creatures and fandoms! While we do have a good collection of many Disney-themes such as Alice in Wonderland and Snow White, we're missing much more than we have! 

Disney favorites are always on our request list and we hope you can help our quilting community by sharing a Disney-inspired pattern...or two!

Remember to follow these guidelines for submitting Summer of Stitching Patterns and don't forget, you can share patterns from ANY of our previous themes throughout this event!
2014 Summer of Stitching Tees

The Summer of Stitching is sponsored by Fandom In Stitches Zazzle Shop! Get t-shirts, coffee mugs or more featuring your Fandom In Stitches quilting communityOne lucky participating designer for Summer of Stitching 2014 will receive a Fandom In Stitches Summer of Stitching t-shirt for a design submitted by September 2, 2014.

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