Sunday, January 31, 2016

How to Get Crisp Folds In Fabric Quickly Video

What do you do if you need lots of fabric with crisp folds?  You come up with a way to do it quickly! The block of the month from our local quilt shop last year was a three dimensional quilt.  All of the dimensional parts required fabric to be folded and ironed.  Some blocks took a lot of pieces and a lot of time to press.  We also needed to keep them flat while we sewed and to stay that.  We didn't always have the time to sit down and sew the whole block in one evening.  While watching Man Sewing Rob gave a great tip on how to keep the fold in your fabric.  The downfall to Rob's tip was the amount of time it took to get the crisp folds into your fabric.  When you have lots to do, you need it done quickly.  My husband used his knowledge of heating and cooling to come up with this way.  So no matter if you are doing a dimensional quilt or prairie points you can get them all done with crisp folds quickly.
Getting Crisp Folds In Your Fabric Quickly & Easily Video







This was actually the first video I did on YouTube.  It feels like a lifetime ago now.  My husband and I have used this so many times since he came up with.  We've even expanded on it.  We got a marble tile that we now put the pieces on and then put the candle holder on top.  Candy makers use marble to pull the heat out of candy and it works just as well on fabric.

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Melissa Shields
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4 comments:

  1. Well now I have to wander around the house to find a glass something that will work. I see a big fat candle in a big fat jar. Hmmmm. I'll give that a try!

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  2. I totally want to go quilt now! I hear some beautiful fabric in my craft room calling my name. Lol. Thanks for sharing your tip with us at Merry Monday this week!

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  3. What a great tip! I always forget all about the handy steam button on the iron too :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

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