What happened, you might ask.
Water happened…….. out of this world stretching happened………
You might also remember that I used Transfer-Eze for the stitchery. I have used several packets of it, and it has always worked very well with all fabrics I have used so far.
I had finished all the stitchery on block # 1, done a fair amount of stitchery on block # 2, and also started the stitchery on block # 3.
Happy as a lark I was ready to start the applique and rinsed the Transfer-Eze off block # 1, and you can see what happened……….
The fabric stretched beyond belief…….
I have tried to stretch a lot and press a lot - after the photo taken - but still the fabric is not as smooth and un-wrinkled as I would want it.
I have done some research after, and the fabric is 70/30 linen cotton, and what Lynette has used in her quilt.
The problem is the fabric and water.
The weave of the fabric is such that the fabric is very stretchy and when wet the it gives a lot.
I am sure you will be fine if you keep away from the Transfer-Eze (or the equivalent Solvy product) so you do not have to rinse the stitchery before it is done and quilted.
Oh well - shit happens, and instead of giving up, I am determined to make this quilt anyway!
Obstacles are just steep learning curves, right ?
This time - 100 % cotton fabric!
No more blended fabric for stitchery for me! The fabric I had is thrown out.
Miss Cat loves it when I do hand work - she is good company on the sewing table :-)
Got to go - have catching up to do :-)