Monday, January 9, 2012

MANY ROADS TO PARADISE

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GET TO THE SAME PLACE. THERE ARE ALSO MANY WAYS TO DO APPLIQUE . THERE IS HAND AND MACHING DONE . EACH MAY BE DONE A VARIETY OF WAYS.  PICK WHAT WORKS FOR YOU.  I USE A FREEZER PAPER METHOD WITH LIQUID STARCH WATERED DOWN  THREE TO ONE .  WHICH I HAVE PUT IN A SPRAY BOTTLE AND NEEDS TO BE SHAKEN BEFORE SPRAYED INTO A SMALLER BOWL OR EMPTY CAP.
TAKE YOUR PATTERN AND COPY EACH PIECE INDIVIDUALLY  MAKING SURE TO FLIP EACH PIECE THAT IS DIRECTIONAL  (I FORGET THIS A LOT )  IN MY NEXT BLOCK THE ONLY THING THAT IS NOT DIRECTIONAL IS THE ACORN HOUSE AND THE ACORN.  YOU ARE COPYING THIS PATTERN ON THE NON-WAXY SIDE OF THE FREEZER PAPER. YOU CAN DO THIS WITH A LIGHT BOX OR A WINDOW IN THE DAYLIGHT.  NEXT PICK OUT YOUR FABRICS.
IRON THE WAXY SIDE TO THE CORRECT FABRIC PLACING WRONG SIDE TO THE WAXY SIDE TO THE  OF THE FABRIC.   THEN CUT OUT LEAVING BETWEEN 1/8 AND 1/4" OUTSIDE OF THE FREEZER PAPER.
SHAKE YOUR MIXTURE OF WATER AND STARCH ,ESPECIALLY IF IT HAS BEEN SITTING A WHILE,  THEN SPRAY INTO A SMALL CAP OR BOWL SOME OF THE STARCH.  I USE A Q-TIP BUT YOU CAN ALSO USE A SMALL PAINT BRUSH(IF YOU WANT TO WASH IT OUT) TO PUT STARCH ONLY ON EXCESS FABRIC AROUN D THE FREEZER PAPER CUT OUT. DO TWO OR THREE PIECES AT ONE TIME TO GIVE THE FABRIC MORE TIME TO SOAK UP STARCH AND ALSO HELPS NOT TO HAVE STICKY RESIDUE ON BOTTOM OF IRON.
BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE IRON YOU SHOULD ALSO CLIP CURVES SO THAT YOU CAN EASE IN THE FABRIC.



I ALWAYS GIVE THEM A GOOD PRESS ON TOP TOO!
WHEN I BEGIN TO PLACE MY PIECES WHERE I WANT THEM,  I  TAKE OFF THE WAX PAPER AND PUT A COUPLE DROPS (USE SPARINGLY) ON THE BACK OF EACH PIECE AND THEN PLACE ACCORDINGLY.  IT WASHES OUT .  ROXANNE'S  GLUE BASTE IT.  LET THE PROJECT STAND FOR 10 MINUTES OR SO AND THEN YOU CAN TAKE YOUR PROJECT WITH YOU ON THE GO WITHOUT FEAR OF LOOSING PIECES. THIS STUFF DRIES FAIRLY QUICKLY. 


AGAIN THIS IS JUST THE WAY I LIKE TO DO THIS , FIND A WAY APPLIQUE WORKS FOR YOU.

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