Doing all my Craft and Sewing related blogging over at My Poppet

Doing all my Craft and Sewing related blogging over at My Poppet
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hints for using iron-on transfer paper

This weekend I made this mini quilt (read some more here). I had another go at using iron on transfer paper after I'd almost sworn off it after this alphabet debacle.
This time the results were much better. This is what I did differently:
1. Cut very closely around the image with scissors and a blade for the fiddly bits.
2. Ditched the ironing board and used a wool blanket on a hard surface to iron on.
3. Didn't move the iron over the surface, just pressed it down for about 30-50sec.
4. Waited till the paper was almost cold before carefully peeling, not cold, almost cold.
5. Let the transfer cool down totally before handling it. (It sticks to itself if it's still warm)

So I hope that some of these tips help you in your next project. Now that I have more confidence with this product you my see it pop up in some other projects.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sew Happy...

Oh my, where did February get to? I've missed you little blog, but sadly I've had nothing noteworthy to report until now.
All sewing related activity of late has been shop related, and I've been spending every spare minute and all my energies on making My Poppet as awesome as it can be. Don't hate me.
So here is my small offering to placate you...the most amazing sewing machine cover ever, found at a thrift/charity store for only $2. The colours are invigorating and it's in mint condition, I am a happy girl.