DO NOT PUT STEAM A SEAM ON THE BEAK, HEAD COMB, FEET OR BACKGROUND FABRICS! We will trace these in class!
Apply steam a seam to the backs of your motif fabrics, if you have 1/4 yards, you might want to steam a seam one half of the 1/4 yard. If you are using scraps, identify the flower, feather, image you want to use in your quilt and cut out a square or rectangular piece of steam a seam a bit larger than the image, then steam a seam on the back of the image.
To apply steam a seam to the back of your fabric, cut the steam a seam to the proper size, peel the paper off one side, then lay the steam a seam on the BACK of the fabric. Press with hot iron, NO STEAM.
If you need assistance with Steam a Seam, come by the shop, we would love to help you!
You don't need to prewash your fabric. (you can if you want)
Once the fabric has steam a seam on the back. You can begin to cut your flowers, feathers, images out before class. (This process takes some time). Please pre-cut LOTS of flowers/feathers before class! Cut double what you think you will need. These flowers get used up fast!
You don’t ALWAYS have to cut right on the line… maybe you want to include a little of the background for a spot of color! It is good to cut out detail. For example, cut in and out of the the flower petals. This adds interest and depth to your project. It also helps with layering and design.
Use only the micro-serrated scissors to cut out motifs, this helps reduce fraying.
We are always happy to help you pick out fabrics.
Please come see me at the shop or call if you have questions or need help prior to class!