Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Our own Patsy Thompson, master machine quilter and expert instructor that can give you private lessons via her fabulous DVD's, introduced us to Texture Magic at our monthly Fiber Arts Alliance meeting.

Here's a sneak peak of one of her beautiful sure to click on the link above to visit her info packed website!

Texture Magic is a steam-activated shrinking fabric. The fabric shrinks 30% in all directions with the use of a steam iron. The product is available from Superior Threads. The sample is made from National NonWoven's WoolFelt (that Patsy hand-dyed to get this luscious color.) Patsy stipple quilted it and then 'shrunk' the fabric.

The flower center uses the same technique, but is made with polished cotton......and attached using free-motion satin stitching.

The appearance can be more subtle when using smaller amounts.

Shrinkage follows the sewn when sewing linear lines, the results are much different.

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