Technique of the week – Season 2 – Week 10 – Sunlight Developed Dyes

totw10titleHello again everyone!  I’m so sorry for the delay in getting these videos up.  I had family in town and then I was not feeling well, so it was a bad time to be making a video when you are not feeling 100%.

This week’s Technique of the Week had so much potential, but I sort of botched the outcome.  Take a look at the video to see what I mean:

So as you can see I had lots of issues with this, but the fabric is still cool, it’s just not developed like I hope it would have.  Maybe I thought it would be like the cyanotype fabrics from the previous TOTW?  Who knows.

In the video I only mention Inkodye by Lumi as the product, but since then I found that there’s even a similar product by Jacquard!  So here’s the links to check them out. (As a reminder, buying through these links supports my TOTW series and keeps it going.)

So also at the end of the video I mention using Barrier Cream to keep my hands from getting dye all over them, and this is the link to the kind I use!

Give this technique a try, I’m sure you’ll have better results than me!

We Interrupt This Program…

Hey everyone!  So, my mother came to town to visit my sister (who is having a baby) which has thrown off my schedule for recording my Technique of the Week videos.  It happens, I guess…

So we will resume with Week 10 next week!  I’m excited to show you the awesome projects for the last 3 weeks of the season.

In the meantime, here’s my video on how to make the Quilter’s Knot!  I show this to all of my students, and it’s a handy trick to know.

Technique of the Week – Season 2 – Week 9 – Wavy Squares Template

totw9Earlier this year I was passing my friend Gina Reddin’s booth at Quilt Market (which is the show for the industry professionals to show off new products) and I was awestruck by her beautiful quilts and patterns in her booth.  And that’s when she handed me the set of her Wavy Squares templates to try.  Check out the video below to see how they work!

Super easy, right?  I think the hardest part was choosing my colors… and locating my tiny 28 mm rotary cutterimg020

I think they are fabulous for showing off a fabric in the center as a frame, so get out your precious fabrics you don’t want to cut and fuse a beautiful frame over them with these templates!

Be sure to check out my friend Gina’s site too.  I hope you try this technique, it’s lots of fun, and the varieties are endless!


Technique of the Week – Season 2 – Week 8- Silhouette Mint

How cool would it be to print your own stamps and then use them on fabric?  Well, that’s what I’m about to try on this week’s Technique of the Week video!  Check it out below!

So as I said in the video, I wasn’t sure what I thought was going to print out of the little device, because I had traditional stamping in mind when I bought it.  The stamps are more like a plastic coated felt, and the printer etches into the plastic, leaving the felt area to be be inked and thus used as the stamp.


Once I adjusted how I normally print on fabric with stamps, it worked out just fine.  Now the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating my own stamps!

I’m also thinking this will be great for creating a nice presentation in my shipments from my shop, so I see lots of paper uses too.  If I were into scrapbooking or cardmaking, this would be a super item to try.

So I’m trying something new here on my blog lately.  The link above of the Silhouette Mint will take you to Amazon, and my lil website here will earn a couple cents for any purchase, which I always appreciate. Thanks!