Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pillowcase Quilt...Part Three

This is the last part to the pillowcase quilt...

When the quilting was completed I soaked it in my bathtub in clear cold water for about 10 minutes to get rid of the blue pen, squeezed it in a bath towel and blocked it on my wall and let it dry overnight. I went thru my linen stash and found the perfect old pillowcase and signature linen to use on the back. The pillowcase was torn but the decorative end was in perfect condition. I cut the end of the pillowcase off, hemmed the edges and I will hand stitch this to the back of the pillowcase quilt for a decorative rod pocket.

I use my smaller linens for my signature pieces. I usually type up what I want to say and print it out. I place this on my light table, put my linen over the top and semi-trace the wording. I still like the writing to be my own handwriting but having it printed out ahead of time keeps me centered and straight. I use the Micron Pigma Fine Point pen color 05 to sign my linens and then press with a hot iron afterwards to set the ink.

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