Project Description

What are you most proud of? Being able to capture Magnolia's image in fabric and thread painting What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! It's really not as hard as it looks.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton & WonderUnder

Q&A with Tussie Mussie Creations

Pegalee asked:
I love the dog pillow. Was it complicated to make?
Tussie Mussie Creations answered:
Thanks. I had a blast making it. I used the free software QuiltAssistant ( http://www.cosman.nl/software_en.html ) which automatically broke the image down into color patches. The hardest part was getting the number down from 64 to 16 fabrics. Then printed out the templates. I used WonderUnder so there were no seams allowances to worry about. Using the most predominant fabric as a silhouette for the background then just started layering on the fabrics. Freemotion thread painting to blend the edges. I would go around each patch with one color then another and another until I got what I liked. It was easy following the hair, short up and down strokes and a few curly ones. The background was 3 fabrics backed w/WonderUnder, free hand cut, woven together & pressed onto muslin. (That's when I found out my cutting mat wasn't heat proof, duh). The verse above Magnolia and the label where printed on white cotton I pressed on freezer paper cut to fit my printer.