Almost finished but need help!

Almost finished but need help!

Post by Sally Swindell » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:40:23



Singing the Blues is now 98% finished - just a few tendrills and bits
which I hope to do tonight.

However it somehow needs more crispness/plumpness/fluffing up. With all
the handling - quilting round the leaves, embellishment and diagonal
quilting where there is no applique - it seems flat. I've been very good
about washing hands, so the white is still white!

Is there some magic trick for actually making the presentation look
good. Its only a little show in the W.I. tent at the County Show, and it
will be hung from the beautiful*** sleeve, but apparently the
judging is pre-show at the Area Offices.

All handy hints gratefully received! (Will take more piccies when its
finished).

--
Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

Almost finished but need help!

Post by Sally Swindell » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:53:37


P.S - Its cotton batting, with an extra layer for the birds and heart.

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Quote:

> Singing the Blues is now 98% finished - just a few tendrills and bits
> which I hope to do tonight.

> However it somehow needs more crispness/plumpness/fluffing up. With all
> the handling - quilting round the leaves, embellishment and diagonal
> quilting where there is no applique - it seems flat. I've been very good
> about washing hands, so the white is still white!

> Is there some magic trick for actually making the presentation look
> good. Its only a little show in the W.I. tent at the County Show, and it
> will be hung from the beautiful*** sleeve, but apparently the
> judging is pre-show at the Area Offices.

> All handy hints gratefully received! (Will take more piccies when its
> finished).


 
 
 

Almost finished but need help!

Post by Polly Esthe » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:16:27


Very interesting question, Sally.  I'm wondering . . . an appliqu should be
steam pressed (lightly) *face down* on a soft towel.  So should embroidery.
That somehow seems to make  the appliqu and embroidery appear raised.  I
don't know how it would work for a quilt display.  Wonder where our Pat on
Her Hill is?  She would know.  Polly

"Sally Swindells" <wrote> P.S - Its cotton batting, with an extra layer for
the birds and heart.

Quote:


>> Singing the Blues is now 98% finished - just a few tendrills and bits
>> which I hope to do tonight.

>> However it somehow needs more crispness/plumpness/fluffing up. With all
>> the handling - quilting round the leaves, embellishment and diagonal
>> quilting where there is no applique - it seems flat. I've been very good
>> about washing hands, so the white is still white!

>> Is there some magic trick for actually making the presentation look good.
>> Its only a little show in the W.I. tent at the County Show, and it will
>> be hung from the beautiful*** sleeve, but apparently the judging is
>> pre-show at the Area Offices.

>> All handy hints gratefully received! (Will take more piccies when its
>> finished).

 
 
 

Almost finished but need help!

Post by Patt » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:39:48


I don't know that I do; but thanks for your confidence, Polly!
When I have finished all the quilting, and have somehow taken every
s***of fluff off! I will hover the iron over the whole surface,
steaming it thoroughly, in the hope that fibres will plump up.  I do not
touch the surface with the iron, just hover.  I haven't tried doing the
back - maybe I should? I don't know whether any detectable difference is
achieved; maybe I just feel that it has!
Looking forward to seeing it, Sally.
.


Quote:
>Very interesting question, Sally.  I'm wondering . . . an appliqu should be
>steam pressed (lightly) *face down* on a soft towel.  So should embroidery.
>That somehow seems to make  the appliqu and embroidery appear raised.  I
>don't know how it would work for a quilt display.  Wonder where our Pat on
>Her Hill is?  She would know.  Polly

>"Sally Swindells" <wrote> P.S - Its cotton batting, with an extra layer for
>the birds and heart.

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill