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Posted by: Londa Rohlfing

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Posted on: 3/31/04 8:36 AM
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Sharing my Peony Vest from Revisions - Diane Ericson. Just created out of scraps from Era Jacket (the embroidered linen). My DS just taught me how to
upload images so I can share anywhere. Amazing.....

Peony Vest from Revisions
Full View - this is a size XL on my Size 12 body clone dressform - so please
don't judge fit!

Closeup of collar on same vest.
I'll share how I got the design from the fabric to the collar to then free
motion with monofilament thread:
1. Did a rubbing with pencil side on tissue paper of the motif on the embroidered linen
2. Dropped feed dogs at unthreaded machine and traced the tracing to punch holes in the tissue
3. Made a 'pouncer' of a loosely woven knit scrap with chalkoner Refill powder in it - rubber band to hold closed. Layed my pattern with holes in it now over the fabric (right side) and pounced so powder shows up on fabric
where holes are in tissue
4. padded with scrap of quilt batting and proceeded to free motion with monofilament thread

A very cool technique I learned from April Dunn years ago.

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Londa Rohlfing said... (4/5/04 7:07 AM) Reply
Great - glad it helped. Never hesitate to emai lme with questions...
MaryBeth said... (4/4/04 10:02 AM) Reply
OK, I finally "got" the transfer/pouncing technique. Thanks a bunch, Londa. I've always had wide wondering eyes when I've seen beautiful free motion quilting like this and now I know it can be done by less than artistic types like me.
Londa Rohlfing said... (4/2/04 6:53 AM) Reply
Anne M - I guess you could say 'sifted', but the chalk is in a little cotton pouch, loose enough weave that it will come out a bit to show up through the holes punched in the paper. :)
Ann C said... (4/1/04 8:42 AM) Reply
Thanks for sharing that, Londa. It's beautiful!
AnneM said... (4/1/04 4:22 AM) Reply
So you "sifted" the chalk powder over the perferated tissue? That's a neat idea! I haven't tried free-motion embroidery yet, but it is on my (very long) list of things to try.
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