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Novelty Mobiles, Trapunto and Motif Designs
This section presents a collection of designs for novelty mobiles, machine trapunto items and quilted decor motifs featuring flowers, Christmas plants, angels and butterflies. Quilted motifs are ideal for decorating many items around the home, such as cushions or curtain tie-backs, or they can be appliqued to clothing or used as brooches. A combination of quilting and free machine embroidery is used to make oversize examples of real butterflies. These are so realistic they could fly off your work! Apart from the uses suggested above, the butterflies could also be added to floral appliqués, or mounted to make an environmentally friendly butterfly display
Most of the designs in the floral applique section of the catalogue can be reworked in machine trapunto technique. For those who already have patterns and would like to use them differently there is a Machine Trapunto Instructions Pack, which includes a simple pansy motif for practise use. This pack (order code MTIN) costs £2.00 plus P&P £1.10 if purchased separately, but only 50p if purchased with an applique design.
Fused Work Kits
Fused work is a new technique where patterns are stitched through a soluble fleece and multiple
layers of organza. Areas are then cut out with a fine-tipped soldering iron to produce a cut-work
effect. The use of different colours of organza produces dramatic colour change effects similar
to using light filters. This versatile work can be used as a window transparency (ideal for
Christmas items), table mats and centres or appliqued to many different items.
Each kit contains: full size design, instructions for fused work, soluble fabric, organza selection and a picture of the finished item.
To complete the item you will need the following additional items: a soluble marker, sewing machine, machine embroidery thread, a fine tip, low wattage soldering iron and a large ceramic tile or piece of glass.