Fabric Paints help

Fabric Paints help

Post by Mickie Swal » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:36:29



I'm glad you enjoy seeing the quilts I made for the
magazines, but you won't be seeing any more of them
in the future, as I quit accepting projects from them in
January.  As always, thanks for the kudos ;)
Mickie


Quote:
>I guess there is just a little bit of stiffness involved right at first -
>but we're only talking about kitty noses and whiskers and the like, right?
>Probably you wouldn't want to do a life-size painting of Elvis on a quilt
>with acrylics but you weren't going to paint anything big were you?
>Naaaaah.  Also, I've been going through my quilt magazines on an
>inspiration dig and always enjoy seeing your quilts.  They are all so
>wonderful.  Polly

 
 
 

Fabric Paints help

Post by Sandy » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 04:38:42


Howdy!

Sounds like a challenge, Mickie: making a quilt w/ 48 cats
- and only one sewing machine?
How do you keep all those tails off the throat plate?  Do they
fuss over fabric choices?  Voice loud opinions over who gets to spin
the hand wheel, who sits on the foot pedal?
 http://www.FoundCollection.com/
 http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 How many cats does it take to power a treadle s.m.?
  http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 Constantly nag to go play w/ the mouse under the pretense of looking
up the pattern online?
 http://www.FoundCollection.com/
   http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Cats - so easily distracted from quilting:
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

  You better get a lot of paint, 'cause cats aren't real good at
sharing, and they're going to waste a lot of paint (you aren't doing
this project over carpet, are you?).  Oh, just thinking of all those
*** little painted footie print all over the place...
  http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Cats are notorious paint thieves:
   http://www.FoundCollection.com/
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

  Good luck, Mick!  Be brave; quilting w/ cats is a learning experience
to help you in your personal growth... or something like that.

R/Sandy - imagining the fur flying ...

    http://www.FoundCollection.com/
  http://www.FoundCollection.com/
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:

> I'm making a quilt with 48 cats and as I prepare the heads for turned-edge
> machine applique, I find myself thinking about ways to avoid making
> appliques pieces for their tiny noses!  I would like to consider using
> fabric paints.  Long ago I bought some Gladys Grace fabric stencil paint
> pots and brushes, but these are all dried up.  I'm not even sure what is
> available in stores nowadays, so I need your help and advice, but I'm
> thinking I can do the inside ears, eyes, and mouth markings like this as
> well as the noses- maybe even whiskers too!  What kind of paints and what
> method of application do you suggest?
> TIA!,
> Mickie


 
 
 

Fabric Paints help

Post by NightMi » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 06:45:21


From the Sanford Sharpie FAQ:

"We do not recommend the Sharpie for letter writing as it is solvent
base ink and will soak through paper. We also do not recommend the
Sharpie for use on cloth as it may fade or bleed in the wash. Also,
over time a yellow halo may appear around the marking"

In addition the solvents in question will indeed degrade the fabric
over time. First contact weakens the fabric significantly, and then as
the ink degrades it takes more and more of the fabric it is in contact
with with it.

NightMist

On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:04:19 -0400, "Mickie Swall"

Quote:

>I don't remember where I heard it, but isn't Sharpie supposed
>to be a no-no in the quilt world?  Probably fine for a wallhanging
>but this is a quilt that will be (I hope) used on a bed.
>I remember doing Gladys Grace's stenciling and the paint was
>pounced in the stencil spaces - sharp edges and softer in the
>center. That is the effect I want - PIGMA sounds good, and
>the white and black pens I have will work for the eyes (sleeping)
>and the mouths. I will get a grey one too!



>> I've occ. used PIGMA pens for small areas.  Works well.  I have a stained
>> glass pattern that actually says to us a Sharpie marker for the leading in
>> small spaces.  Worked so well I have to really look to find marker vs.
>> bias leading.
>> Gen

--

Legolas is my house elf

 
 
 

Fabric Paints help

Post by Pat in Virgini » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 01:06:41


Mickie:
Once I used marker fabric paints (similar to magic marker) to accentuate
flower petals. Worked very well.
PAT


Quote:
> I'm making a quilt with 48 cats and as I prepare the heads for turned-edge
> machine applique, I find myself thinking about ways to avoid making
> appliques pieces for their tiny noses!  I would like to consider using
> fabric paints.  Long ago I bought some Gladys Grace fabric stencil paint
> pots and brushes, but these are all dried up.  I'm not even sure what is
> available in stores nowadays, so I need your help and advice, but I'm
> thinking I can do the inside ears, eyes, and mouth markings like this as
> well as the noses- maybe even whiskers too!  What kind of paints and what
> method of application do you suggest?
> TIA!,
> Mickie