JCS - Flat Ornament Finishing Instructions

JCS - Flat Ornament Finishing Instructions

Post by Nicol » Tue, 19 Oct 1999 04:00:00



I'm using the flat ornament finishing instructions in this years JCS to
finish off an ornament.  I couldn't find padded mounting board as called
for in the instructions so it said you could use heavy mat board and
iron-on fusible fleece instead.  I couldn't find heavy mat board without
adhesive so what I ended up buying was 1/8" foam board (which looks
stury enough for such a small ornament) and some iron-on fusible
fleece.  Has anyone had any luck using this iron-on fleece?  The
instructions don't say, but I assume I'm supposed to iron the fleece
onto the board.  The lady at Joanne's told me she could  never get it to
work.  I'm wondering if I should just glue the fleece to the board.
Also, do you just pad the front or are you supposed to pad the back also
-- or is this just personal preference?    

Any help is appreciated.

Nicole

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JCS - Flat Ornament Finishing Instructions

Post by Mike & June Hube » Thu, 21 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I'm wondering if the heat from the iron could melt the foam core of the
foam board. The cardboard in between the iron and the foam may be enough
insulation, but I'd be very cautious at first.

I've made padded mounting board by simply gluing the fleece on. I use a
sponge brush to spread out a very thin layer of glue over the mounting
board, then press on the fleece. I trim it after the glue is dry for a
perfect fit.

June in Houston

Quote:

> I'm using the flat ornament finishing instructions in this years JCS to
> finish off an ornament.  I couldn't find padded mounting board as called
> for in the instructions so it said you could use heavy mat board and
> iron-on fusible fleece instead.  I couldn't find heavy mat board without
> adhesive so what I ended up buying was 1/8" foam board (which looks
> stury enough for such a small ornament) and some iron-on fusible
> fleece.  Has anyone had any luck using this iron-on fleece?  The
> instructions don't say, but I assume I'm supposed to iron the fleece
> onto the board.  The lady at Joanne's told me she could  never get it to
> work.  I'm wondering if I should just glue the fleece to the board.
> Also, do you just pad the front or are you supposed to pad the back also
> -- or is this just personal preference?

> Any help is appreciated.

> Nicole

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JCS - Flat Ornament Finishing Instructions

Post by Duffs » Thu, 21 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Love JCS patterns. Hate their finishing instructions. Too little detail ...
have already ruined one ornament on finishing mistakes : (

Regarding the fleece question ... what about sewing the fleece to the back of
the stitching? Trim as required. Then slip in the hardboard.

Or sew fleece to the *backing* and slip the hardboard between fleece and back.

<shrug> I am never a fan of gluing *any* fabric ... : ) That's why they
invented thread : )

Cheers!

 
 
 

JCS - Flat Ornament Finishing Instructions

Post by Dianne Lewandowsk » Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:00:00


And the finishing is so much nicer.  (Although, in some tricky
instances, I "have" used a dot of glue.  But don't tell <grin>

Another alternative to cardboard is heavy plastic canvas.  Squares and
triangles are easy enough to cut.  Circles are pre-made, making it
pretty simple to use.  They are often used in ornaments or pin
cushions.  And it's quite quick to sew up batting or any fleecy material
around them.

Dianne

Quote:

> <shrug> I am never a fan of gluing *any* fabric ... : ) That's why they> invented thread : )

> Cheers!

 
 
 

JCS - Flat Ornament Finishing Instructions

Post by JoBli » Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Another alternative to cardboard is heavy plastic canvas.  Squares and
>triangles are easy enough to cut.  Circles are pre-made, making it
>pretty simple to use.  They are often used in ornaments or pin
>cushions.  And it's quite quick to sew up batting or any fleecy material
>around them.

>Dianne

This is a way cool idea Dianne.  I've gotten frustrated cutting cardboard
"circles" more times than I can remember.  don't know why I never thought of
using the plastic canvas ones (hitting my head with the heel of my hand "duh!")

Jo

 
 
 

JCS - Flat Ornament Finishing Instructions

Post by Jeanne Lei » Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Another alternative to cardboard is heavy plastic canvas.  Squares and
> triangles are easy enough to cut.  Circles are pre-made, making it
> pretty simple to use.  They are often used in ornaments or pin
> cushions.  And it's quite quick to sew up batting or any fleecy material
> around them.

Wow, Dianne, what a good idea. I hadn't thought of that. I'm going to
try it on my next ornament, for sure.

I've made a lot of ornaments over the past couple of years and am
still perfecting my techniques (have quite a distance to go, in fact).
I find that measuring and cutting the mat board is surprisingly time
consuming.

One trick that has worked with the mat board is using double sided
tape to stick the quilt batting to the mat board, for padding. I just
use a little spot of it in the center and it holds fine. Then lace or
(gasp) glue fabric around padded mat board.

Jeanne Leidy

 
 
 

JCS - Flat Ornament Finishing Instructions

Post by Marylee Klinkhamme » Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>>Another alternative to cardboard is heavy plastic canvas.  <snip>
>>Dianne

>This is a way cool idea Dianne.  I've gotten frustrated cutting cardboard
>"circles" more times than I can remember.  don't know why I never thought
of
>using the plastic canvas ones (hitting my head with the heel of my hand
"duh!")

>Jo

I use plastic canvas to stiffen the side walls of totes, that way I can wash
them without the bunching problem with batting.
Marylee