Monday, July 1, 2019

Dream Catcher....Island Batik Style...


...assignment for June was to try a new technique!! Well how fun that sounds--I love a wide open challenge!!


The 1" Strip Cutter die from AccuQuilt made it super fast to cut a large pile of strips. The fabrics are from Island Batik, when I visited the office in Carlsbad this spring--see here--I was gifted a large stack of color samples that didn't make the final fabric cut--but are still beautiful so I figured this was a perfect place to use them!!!


After doing some research on Pinterest along with a distant knowledge of macrame from the 7th grade, I set out with a plan in my head!!


Since the fabric strips were short, I would have to keep adding additional strips, the thought was to apply some Elmer's glue and then hit the join with the flat iron to quickly dry the glue......


....yeah, that didn't work as expected---so hot glue gun to the rescue!!! It might have been better to just quickly overlap and stitch all the fabric strips together--but my sewing machine was all packed up yet from a class I had went to--and remember the challenge is to Try It!!!


The fabric strips handled being macramed--is that even a word??--very well. Except for the hot glued joins. I would definitely stitch the joins if I try this process again!!



The process was really fun and actually quite a stress reliever from all the secret sewing I have been doing lately!! Thanks to Island Batik and AccuQuilt for products used in this project!!!


3 comments:

Denise said...

Wouldn’t our 7th grade teachers be proud? My May challenge used a drawing technique from Jr high. It looks great.

Kathleen said...

I love this! Sorry your joins didn't want to behave but it looks terrific and is a really fun project. Congrats on another great one!

Shasta Matova said...

Wow this is great! I have been thinking of doing something like braiding the straightening cuts of my fabric and macrame sounds like it would work even better! Macrame was my first obsession, and how great to combine quilting and macrame!