detail of stitches holding fabric collage together
Creative Chrysalis

145 – Stitched, Ironed and Ready To Return

September 10, 2022 By

A lot of free-motion stitching has been done using my mid-arm Handi-Quilter Sweet 16 machine. I’ve put in the details, like smoke rising from the cigarette, and I’ve secured the edges of tiny, fused pieces. All the loose ends have been drawn to the back of the work, although none are knotted. The section is ready for a layer of fusible web to be ironed on. I like Misty Fuse that comes on a roll, as it is lightweight and doesn’t change the hand (the feel) of the fabric.

ironing on fusible web
Ironing on fusible web (it is more economical to purchase it on a roll.)

I pinned the section to a design wall so you can see what the entire piece looks like. And, there’s a close up, to show off exactly what kind of mess lurks behind the precise details on the flip side! Just as I had previously returned the “Not Dead Yet” section back into position, I will return this section back to it’s place on the wall. I placed pins along the outline of the edges before removing for sewing, so I’m confident that I will return it to an exact location.

showing backside of stitched collage with fusible web
detail of stitched collage with fusible web
The backside of stitched collage is not pretty!
showing construction of stitched fabric collage
A stitched piece is going back into place.