I’ve been slowly collecting the things I need to do some projects from this book…
I reviewed it HERE.
I ended up ordering a copy from Amazon. I’ve been trying to save money and not buy so much but this book, I really liked. REALLY LIKED.
It’s funny…the ones that really caught my eye, aren’t on the front cover. I liked the ones that mimic chalkboards.
I read through the book to see what supplies I needed and decided to start collecting them so I can start a project from the book.
The book called for Size 12 pearl cotton. They suggested several colors but I decided to just get white and cream. I’ll use embroidery floss if I need colors….
They also called for quilting thread. From the pictures I assumed they meant hand quilting thread…so I got that.
Then they mentioned these pens Uni-Ball Signo Broad Gel Pen. You can find that HERE.
The book suggests using a fabric from Marcus Brothers called Basecloth. I had trouble finding it when I searched. I finally found it HERE…and ordered. I ordered PLENTY. I was afraid I wouldn’t find it again.
I have the interfacing bought now too…
I think I had some batting here but I’m leaning towards filling them with sand instead.
The last thing I needed…PressNSeal. Yes…PressNSeal. This is how they used it.
It says to lay a piece over the design and trace it onto the PressNSeal. Then put the PressNSeal on the fabric and stitch through it.
I’ll be honest, I’m a little pessimistic on whether this will work or not. Has anyone tried it? I’m hoping to try it soon.
I have the supplies collected so all I need is a little time. If using PressNSeal works, I’m going to be a really happy camper. I’ll report back to you on what I think of the PressNSeal method.