First I used confetti dot material for Annaliese's shirt:
For those of you that do custom embroidery, if
you've never worked with sequin fabric (technically called confetti
dot) don't be scared to try it! On it's own it is pretty thin, so my
preferred way of using confetti dot is to fuse it to another colored
piece of fabric using Heat and Bond Lite before using it in my applique
design. This not only provides stability, but really helps the colors
fuse the HNBL to the right side of the fabric, then peel the paper off
and fuse it to the wrong side of the sequins. Be sure to never set your
iron directly on the sequins; either press from the wrong side or use a
pressing cloth, and be quick! (I also recommend washing cold inside out,
lay flat to dry. However my daughter's shirts have survived accidental
trips through the dryer!)
For myself, I used this neat wavy stripe fabric I have in my stash -- love it for patriotic designs!
Math teacher turn SAHM, I received my first embroidery machine in 2007, transferring my love of fabric from quilting to machine applique. Knowing I can never repay the God-given talents I inherited from my mom nor the generosity of my mother-in-law, I choose to pay it forward. In my free time when I'm not stitching, you can find me blogging away, candidly sharing all the details of my recent projects to assist those new to the craft, inspire fellow embroiderers, and promote the fabulous digitizers that make it all possible.