I've been struggling to find a way to create the look of papel picado (traditional Mexican paper cut decorations) made from fabric. Often created by folding tissue paper, then cutting out areas to acheive a pattern....much like making paper snow flakes.
The idea is to have them hanging from near the top of a quilt on a small string. So, obviously I needed to stabilize the fabric to make it easier to cut and prevent frayed edges. I fused two layers of fabric together....tried folding and cutting and got this mess.
The layers are way toooo thick to cut with any precision. I'm bummed, because the only way I can now think to do this is to draw a pattern onto paper-backed fusible adhesive, fuse to one layer of fabric......cut it out and then fuse to the quilt.....NOT what I envisioned.
Any other ideas anyone??