Project #3, Stamped Fabric from Daphne Greig

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  Welcome Daphne, who has discovered a super way to make some unique fabric…

 

Stamping Fabric with Daphne

 I wanted to make a small quilt with some motifs cut from a medium-scale print.

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To accent the design I chose a purple and lavender stripe fabric but needed another print for the cornerstones of my design.

accent-stripe.jpg

 


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I had an orange fabric that would do but what I really wanted was something with orange AND purple. I decided to stamp the orange fabric to have the right colour combination.

 

I chose two stamps – a spiral and a triangle spiral. They are both small stamps that would be the correct size for a cornerstone square for my sashing/cornerstone arrangement. This is the triangle stamp.

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I like Jacquard’s Lumiere paint. It has a bit of sparkle and I chose the Pearl Violet colour. I squeezed a small amount of paint onto a paper plate and then added a few drops of water to thin it slightly.

 

 

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The easiest way to apply the paint to the stamp is with a small sponge. You can see a bit of the sparkle in the paint here.

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Then dab the sponge onto the stamp, being sure that all the raised areas are evenly coated with the paint.

spiral.jpg


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I pre-cut the small 1½?squares for the cornerstones and then carefully stamped in the middle of each square. I was careful to press the stamp evenly to get a complete spiral. I stamped 4 small squares with the spiral stamp and the remaining small squares with the triangle spiral stamp

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I washed the paint off the stamps right after I stamped the fabric. I used soap and water and a small brush to remove all the paint.

 washing-stamp.jpg


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And here is the finished quilt.

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Tomorrow, we’ll be having Tammy Harrision with a Quilted Prayer Journal! Tell your friends!!

 

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6 Responses to “Project #3, Stamped Fabric from Daphne Greig”

  1. Delores Casper Says:

    I love this little quilt. It inspires me to think small. Thanks for the printing tips. I can’t wait to pull together some fabrics and get to work.

    Delores

  2. Tara B Says:

    WOW! I would have never thought of stamping on fabric. Too much fun, I’m going to have to try this!

  3. Rachel Says:

    Very Mod=) Whose fabric design is in the middle?

  4. Rachel Says:

    Also, did you heat set the paint?

  5. Daphne Greig Says:

    To answer some questions:
    The fabric in the middle is by Kaffe Fasset. I bought it at my local quilt shop Satin Moon (www.satin-moon.com).

    Heatsetting – yes, I DID heatset the stamps – when I pressed the pieces after they were sewn to the sashing. Two steps in one. I did the stamping on one day and sewed the quilt the next so there was time for the paint to dry. But I didn’t overload my stamp so the paint wasn’t applied very thick.

    Hope this helps!

    Daphne

  6. Kristi Says:

    Very interesting, what a way to add a different design element. Thanks

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