Friday, August 22, 2014

Making stones

I saw this technique for making stones in quilting arts magazine and am having fun with it so am sharing it with you. It's a good take along project.

 

Use Elmer's glue to stick together a layer of peltex or heavy interfacing and batting. Thick or thin, depends on how puffy you want the stone to be and what you have for scraps. (Did I say this is a way to use up some of those little bits of batting you have laying around)

Cut out a rock or stone shape from the peltex/ batting and lay on a batik. Cut around leaving a good half inch all around.

 

Do a running stitch all the way around and then pull to gather. I then anchor it even more by sewing from side to side as above pic. You probablly don't have to go this far but I like things to stay so that's what I've been doing.

 

I'm leaving today to go camping so have prepped a bunch and used my ever fabulous wonder clips to keep them together till I'm ready to sew. Now all I have to do is whip out my Baggie and I'm ready to go. Yes it does take awhile but I like to have a hand project going at all times. Not sure yet what I will do with them but there are endless possibilities here.

 

 

 

3 comments:

  1. I will have to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Really cool idea! Love the dimensionality.

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  3. I saw that in the magazine, too. It does look like fun and good for take-along hand work. Yours look great!

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