"I do believe in an everyday sort of magic...the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone." Charles de Lint

Monday, September 19, 2016

Skimming and Experimenting

For several months now I've been trying to reinvent my craft room and turn it into more of a sewing room. (It's pretty clear that I'm easily distracted so my dining room is overrun with fabric.)  As part of the process I recently skimmed off some art supplies that are sitting in my kitchen ready to travel to their new home tomorrow. Stay tuned for the rest of this story....I'm pretty excited!

I paused for a few minutes today and tried a little experiment.  When I finally get back to fusing I want to incorporate words and quotes (and a little joy) in some of my projects. I had already tried ironing freezer paper onto fabric so I could feed it through the printer....so why not use Wonder-Under...before you peel the paper off.

I ironed a piece of Wonder-Under onto a piece of white muslin and cut it to 8 1/2 X 11.

I left the paper on and left one end untrimmed. It's easier to peel the paper off when there is an edge like this and it would be the trailing edge in the pinter.
Then I created a quick Pages document by copying and pasting a few quotes from my Pinterest board and included a few tiny "Joys." I fed the paper backed muslin into my printer...and it worked perfectly. I will be able to cut these out and fuse them into a few projects. 

Oh....the possibilities. If I can imagine it....and print it....I can incorporate it into my quilts.  Cool!


  1. Thats genius. Good thing we didn't find the word fabric.

  2. Indeed! The sky is the limit what I can do now.