Thank you so much for the prompt response and education. I didn’t know about stabilizer shrinkage.
Actually, for the bag project, the girl didn’t turn out unsalvageable, (see pic) I just wanted it as perfect as could be and to find out better techniques for future use as that design is so awesome and I will use it again. The other side, on the bird design from Urban Threads that I incorporated with yours, actually the puckering was worse, like I mentioned especially after ironing. I love the fractilicious designs and should have used a brighter color on the birds as well but always next time.
I’m gonna try the Black and White large Elephant on cork next I think for a bag panel. I downloaded the DST single design to my Janome AcuDesign and it converted it to jef format, I just have to resize and fix the colors in the download as they are all wonky and are confusing when embroidering gray and the machine says to use yellow!
I am so excited I joined the Janome 15000 FB group and then became aware of your website from your offer of the contest with the mask. Thank you for your generous offer of the half price designs too! I am a true fan of the designs and your excellent customer service is the icing on the cake. As an FYI, Fred had also contacted me prior to sending my thread order to verify address, such great service, you should be proud as a lot of companies are not so inclined or pay attention to detail. Judy
Donna did a beautiful and very decorative Under the Sea Wall Hanging. I asked her about whether she had quilted through to the backing and this is her response:
I inspected and did not do any quilting after I put the backing on. It is loose. There was already so much stitching on the top that I did not do anymore There was fusible fleece under the top when I did all the stitching on it. Donna
I think this is fine for large heavy wall hangings! Especially when you have added things like beads, buttons, shells and crystal. If after finishing you project, the backing seems too loose, just ad a few hand stitches here and there to hold it in place.
From Karen: “I just finished a bag I have been designing On what fun Thought you would get a kick out of it The embroidery is done on black velvet The colors are what II saw last time I saw them ggggggggg”
Great Bag Karen – perfect for the tow ladies – the Mermaid and the Model!
I’ve always had a soft place in my heart for this mermaid. I did her in Dec, of 2003 – I started the website in Nov. of that year so I was still very new to all of this. I remember how excited I was when I discovered I could make her tail sheer . LOL I was afraid someone would be offended so back then I added something about if they would prefer, the tail could be stitched two or three times.
Fred’s words for his creation: “The awakening of beauty, the lady appears to be in the process of being recreated by the sea. You can see the spirits in the waves encouraging her emergence. ” Genene did a beautiful job of stitching and framing this masterpiece.