Textured fabric

Hey Everyone, welcome back to Cool Tool Thursday.

I bought a package of Texture Magic from Superior Threads at Thimbles & Things back in December to highlight here on Cool Tool Thursday. I had seen a small case done with it by one of the members in my fibre arts group and thought is that ever neat. I need to try it.

Finally today I pulled it out of the basket and gave it a try. I have to say that it is fun to use with great results. My mind has been whirling and whirling and thinking about how I can use it in my pieces to add texture and dimension not to mention contrast.

What is it?

It is a  thin white slippery fabric which feels like it may have some nylon in it.

How does it work?

Cut the desired piece needed. A handy chart comes with the packaging giving a list of dimensions for size to cut and finished size making it easy if you want a specific size. Lots of room for trimming if needed.

Draw stitching lines on the Texture Magic fabric. I used a blue wash away pen but I am sure a regular pencil would work as these lines will never be seen.

lines drawn on fabric

Wavy lines drawn on the Texture Magic

Place the piece of Texture Magic onto the wrong side of the fabric. I cut my fabric piece a bit larger than the Texture Magic piece. This piece I didn’t pin because it wa small but a larger piece I certainly would as it does slip a bit.

Texture magic and fabric together

Texture Magic placed on the back of a piece of fabric

Sew along the lines. Now remember the thread on the top of the piece is what is in the bobbin so if you want fancy thread or matching thread to the fabric it will have to go in the bobbin. It’s okay if you don’t stitch right on the line as no one will ever know.

Stitch along the lines

Stitching along drawn lines

Now the magic!

Place the piece on the ironing board and with a steam iron steam the piece from the fabric side. The shrinkage is approximately 30% in all directions. You can even see the steam in my photo.

Steam the piece from the top

Steam from the right side of the fabric

This is what I ended up with. I think it would be great as a centre on of my sunflowers with the texture and all. I suspect that if I had sewn more lines and closer together it would have more texture.

Fabric all shrunk up and wrinkly

The end result

I am certainly going to have more fun playing with this cool tool. So many ideas whirling around in my head right now.

How about you, are you going to give it a go?

Happy Quilting!

Jen Transparent Signature