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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fast-Fade Marker Trial...

I did some in the ditch quilting on the Hollyhock quilt. Are any of you familiar with this foot that I used?
I don't know if it is a sewing "in the ditch" foot, but I used it for that.
It worked out really well!!!

My friend Pg recommended that I should do a fairly good amount of quilting in the borders, as I did in the body of the quilt, or it won't hang straight... Didn't know that!!! So, I found a nice sized border pattern "in my stuff", and thought to try a Fast Fade Marking tool...
But first I would have to test it...
Day 1 test - a dark squiggle...
Day 2 test - first squiggle fading, and a new squiggle added...
Day 3 test - first squiggle really faded, second squiggle faded...
I did a "wash it out" test. It disappeared fully, so now I am good to go!
Traced my pattern and doing the stitching before it fades away... 8-)

Look at the lovely frost pattern on my sewing room window. Can you tell I have a very old window!?!
This morning at 10am, the temp was "feels like -36*C with the windchill", which translates to feeling like -32.8 *F... Right now, 2pm, the temp is -23*C, so it has warmed up considerably. HA!!

Here is a very entertaining story about two dogs for you dog lovers...
Although it would not have been entertaining to the dog owners at the time it was happening... 8-)

Sixteen PhD Challenge Participants signed on so far!
Are you next? 8-)

Happy stitchings!
Myra

6 comments:

Christine said...

Love the ice on the window, one can only wish, I have not seen a foot like that and if it works even better.

Be careful with the fadeaway pens, they can be a problem later on.
Happy quilting
Christine

Pat said...

I never saw a foot like that, but it looks perfect for stitch-in-the-ditch. I'd love to know what marker that is.....I'd love to try to find one here and use it.

Hazel said...

I've had problems with the purple pen but never the blue Dritz pen . Your window looks so cool with the frost on it .

Julie said...

Gosh it looks cold. I like the look of that foot.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh thanks for all of the quilting tips - your quilt is going to be so pretty!

Joanne said...

Great tips.
I love the Christmas-y look on your blog - great new profile picture too!♥