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Examine needle felting with 22 enjoyable, vintage-cool tasks.
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Embroidery Or Hand-Quilting Hoop An embroidery hoop is basically a pair of concentric circular rings made of wood or plastic that holds your fabric at an even tension while you sew. You place the fabric in between the rings and tighten with a screw. Fabric Marking Pen, Disappearing-Ink Pen, And Tailor’S Chalk Marks from fabric marking pens with water-soluble ink can be removed later with a damp sponge; disappearing-ink pens have air3-dissolvable ink, and chalk pencil will simply rub off. Whatever type of fabric marker you use, be sure to test it first on a scrap of fabric to make sure it can be removed later.
Remove the chain of patches from the sewing machine and cut apart the sets. Press each set flat, and then get ready to attach your next piece onto these sets. You can continue in this way until you have finished the blocks. Here’s an important tip: since you are not reinforcing the seam at the beginning and end of each block by backstitching, you will need to use a slightly smaller stitch length than usual (size 2), so the seams don’t unravel. Appliqué is a very old technique used in art and craft all around the world.
This type of ruler is essential for accurate cutting, ensuring nice straight lines when you are cutting fabric with your rotary cutter, and for squaring up edges. Craft Knife A craft knife, otherwise known as an X-Acto or Stanley knife, is a very useful tool for cutting out stencil and appliqué designs on paper or card. Design Wall A design wall lets you arrange fabrics on a neutral background and see how they work together before you start sewing. You can make a design wall or board easily with a neutral-colored fabric, such as felt or cotton batting, to which other fabrics will cling.