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Help Please ....


Re: Help Please ....
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2017, 11:47:01 AM »
Gosh what a lot of pretty pretties!! And the quilt is amazing. The is going to be so nice.

You may find it easier to put small handfuls of the stones on saucers or little paper plates rather than fishing them out of the boxes one by one. Use a separate plate per colour/size if you can. If you gently shake the plate, the stones will magically flip pointy side up.

In terms of leaving it flat, it will be more than dry enough to move after an hour or two, but avoid folding it until the glue is well and truly dry. It is often necessary to do stoning over several days so you can wait for it to dry before moving the work to the next area.

Speaking of drying glue, Gemtac dries clear, but also waterproof, so it is very difficult to remove once dry. Don't worry about little bits of glue around the edges of the stones, but use a toothpick or similar to scrape up any glue that went horribly wrong and if necessary wipe with water while the glue is still wet.


Re: Help Please ....
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2017, 13:20:43 PM »
Thanks for all your tried tips and advice.
I will get round to this mid month and will no doubt be back with queries and gripes then!  :D
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Re: Help Please ....
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2017, 19:15:40 PM »
I just love the quilt - its simply stunning! 

Have you thought of using hot fix crystals - I have used these for all sorts of stuff, on jeans, on riding breeches, saddle cloths, gloves, skirts....   and they go through the wash, time after time and so far, I have not lost a single one.   The swarovski ones are by far they best, and to be honest, using the little iron to attach them with isnt difficult!   The only thing I think to look out for is the cost of the little irons/applicators - they vary in price and are all basically the same!  You can also buy stencils for crystals too if you need a more uniform look.   I also use a pair of bent ended tweezers that came with my overlocker to pick the little devils up with!  Also there is no mess at all - it just takes a few seconds for the glue to melt on the back of each crystal, then just dab it where you want it!
Vintage machine lover, Singer 201K, 99K, 401G, Singer 780 Touch and Sew and rather fussy Pfaff Performance......which I'm still not sure a new member of the family - Brother Innovis 700 embroidery machine, cheap and cheerful and sews like a dream!


Re: Help Please ....
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2017, 07:04:40 AM »
Thank you for that but I really need to stop spending on stuff so I'll go with the gemtac and what I have Im afraid!
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Re: Help Please ....
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2017, 19:45:15 PM »
Its been confirmed that its in the FoQ, so next week I will be blinging up the Under the Sea quilt....

Hanging sleeve first, then a serious Blingathon ...

Wish me luck!
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Re: Help Please ....
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2017, 19:58:06 PM »
Good Luck Imi!  All will be good I'm sure of it  :)  :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)


Re: Help Please ....
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2017, 06:05:00 AM »
Good luck!!!!

And it will be great!! As usual, when you are doing something!!  :flower:


Re: Help Please ....
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2017, 11:23:46 AM »
Good luck with the blinding. It's going to be even more gorgeous!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !