Saturday, October 18, 2014

Preparing my fabric for Class

I have cut my primary fabric and backing for the Crayon Tint embroidery class, now I am getting ready to trace the pattern onto the fabric.
Instead of pinning the pattern to the fabric I am using painters tape to hold the pattern in place which I think should work, we used this method for the smaller patterns in class.
The pattern shows through quite nicely and I can see it so I shouldn't have any trouble tracing it, I will be using my little Crayola light box I bought last year for another project.
My piece is new traced and ready for crayon tinting, though I may make another and leave off the Merry, Jingle and Snow so it would just read Make a pot of tea Snuggle in a warm quilt and Stitch the winter away! 
I am looking forward to Tuesday's class, another Crab-Apple Hill pattern came in the mail yesterday.
It's a cute heart pillow made in the crazy quilt style which I love so I will be anxious to start this one soon, I have a pretty rose print fabric I think may work for the pillow.

I am nearly finished reading A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick and starting Mary Daheim's The Alpine Quilt.


  1. Your new pattern is so cute for the crayon tinting class! Love it. The heart pattern is adorable as well. The books look awesome! I will look for them at the library! Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. Hi Deb,
    A good tip on taping your fabric. I have a very tiny light box but I think I may need to invest in a larger one. They are not too expensive. I have some larger images that I want to try. I just love your new pattern. They have some many pretty patterns there.
    Have fun.