Monday, May 23, 2011

Halloween Embroidery Project

Good Monday Morning;)  Thought I would share the details of the project I am working on.  I haven't started the embroidery part, but plan on getting the top put together today so that I actually can start it this week. 

I found the project in this magazine last fall, but didn't have the fabrics for it.....

I fell in love with this little darling as soon as I saw it....

I still don't have exactly the fabrics they used, but I will work with what I have;)

As for the embroidery part....



Super, super simple;)

I do have a question for anybody that might have some experience out there with this....I am having a hard time finding a marking pen that I can trust to disappear completely without ruining the project with potential bleeding.  I would hate to put all that work into this and have it ruined.  If anybody has a suggestion, I would love to hear from you. 

I need to get some errands done, and then get back to the sewing table.
Happy Quilting!!

7 comments:

Katie said...

I have never had trouble with the blue water-erasable marking pens, but I know others who have. If you use it, be absolutely sure it is all removed before you iron it or put it in the dryer, or it will be set for life.

An alternate plan, one that my mom likes, is to use an extra fine tip Sharpie pen (the finer the tip, the better!) to lightly mark the designs in the colors she will be embroidering. The embroidery stitches will cover the pen marking, or if there's a little spot where it doesn't cover fully, it's at least the same color.

Super cute embroidery. I almost want to make this one myself now!

Cynthia said...

I use those blue water soluble pens all the time and I have never had a problem getting them out. Sometimes I have to get it wet a couple of times before it is completely gone (spray bottle works well). Those embroidery designs are DARLING! Can't wait to see it finished!

Beth said...

The designs are soooo cute. I trace my embroidery design with a very fine pigma pen. The lines stay there, but you stitch over them anyway.
There is a product from sewline that is like a lead pencil but instead of lead it is ceramic. Comes in 5 colors and will erase or wash out. never had a problem getting the marks out.

a good yarn said...

It's a super project! I have used a soft lead pencil with some success. The water erasable pen is fine so long as you don't iron it. Ann :-)

Liriopia said...

Oh, that's gonna be so cute! I mark my embroidery lines with a plan old #2 pencil over a light box. If you keep the point just sharp enough, the line will be very thin and the thread will cover completely. But you do have a lot of leeway. Transfers (I use those alot) have a much thicker line, they don't wash out and the stitching covers them completely. Hope this helps.

Liri

Marsha said...

That is going to be so cute! I have used the blue water-erasable pens with no problems. I wash them out as soon as I finish the embroidery and don't iron over them. I have also just used a #2 pencil like Liri, it works, too. Have fun with this, it will be adorable!

---"Love" said...

Here I am again, commenting on something I've never done! I have a friend who uses a mechanical pencil with hard lead. Rather than marking a solid line, he (yes, he, and he's an excellent quilter) simply "dots" the lines lightly, over a light box. The stitching covers the dots, and I've never seen a mark on his quilts! ---"Love"