rub-on (on) fabric

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So I made a discovery last night. If you get a rub-on, well, rubbed-on to fabric then coat with generous (front and back) amount of sealant/adhesive it will be stuck on there good.

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So I let it dry overnight and then this morning decided to play. I want to make super cool decor wall-hanging art-quilt things. Ah, but I’m a rookie in that department so I’ve been starting SMALL. Really small. Think 3 1/2 x 5″ oval embroidery hoop small.

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After I marked here the fabric would be coming OUT of the back of hoop I got to work playing. I used bits of soft ribbon (instead of fabric) for this experiment. After all – it’s my first! See the black dots? Those are my ‘be inside here if you want it to show up’ marks.

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In my experience with embroidery hoops stuff looks better if you put some batting behind the fabric to help ‘beef up’ the thickness. keeps it from getting all warbly and stuff. AFTER I had everything stitched on (good ‘ol needle + thread for those beads and such) I backed in batting and stuck in the hoop.

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Then I added (thank you hot glue) lace around the edge and the flowers as well.

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A fun experiment, and one I plan on trying more with rub-ons + fabric in future. Oh- and yes I did stitch around the birds body, and yep. Purely for decoration since he’s a rub-on and is stuck there already!

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19 responses »

  1. May – thanks for sharing your latest home decor idea and item. I would not have thought to use rubons on fabric.!!

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