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I'm currently working on a long stitch pillow, and quite near the end...
Only prob, I want something to put on the back of it to umm 'seal' it?? I'm sure there's something out there that you can just iron on so all this work doesn't unthread itself but can't think of ... anything lol
*My next post will be asking someone to teach me how to use a sewing machine lol
I would sew a backing cloth to it. If you lay a piece of plain material over the actual design and machine sew three and a bit sides in a way so that when you turn it inside out it is right way in. Sorry, does that make sense? Then the whole piece becomes the front of the pillow. let me know if that just confused you as it does me. I can see what I am trying to explain just finding it hard to describe:o .
lol I can see what you mean, but I want to like ..stick everything down?
I'm worried about the stitching coming undone or a knot untying, and I'm forcefully holding myself away from the PVC! lol
...Besides, that'd just get me on to my next topic of someone teaching me how to use a sewing machine lol :o
You can get double sided iron on stuff at Spotlight which you might be able to lay between the project and a backing piece of cloth. I'm not sure whether it is on a roll or not, you might have to ask. I do know you can buy it as a form of temporary hemming for pants. You put a strip between the cuff and iron it on.:)
You can buy iron on backing on a roll from Spotlight. I'm not into long stitch (I have one half started but I'm having so much trouble with it I'm thinking about dumping it) but I am into cross stitch so that's what I use on my work. Your title said x-stitch as well, so I'm assuming that you do that also? If working with double strands, use one strand, fold in half and use that. Pull the thread up through the aida, back down, through the loop and tighten gently. That way there should only be one end to run back through some stitches.
I definitely wouldn't sew backing onto the design until it is mounted onto some iron on stuff, you don't want to warp the fabric or anything when you've put so much work into it. :thumbsup:
I know my stuff probably won't fall apart, but I'm paranoid! lol and I'm hoping the pillow will be around for a while lol
I do x-stitch a fair bit but got bored so started long stitch. My other stuff was just put into frames and I gave them to my brothers... so I doubt they'll even be let out of the frame according to their mother lol
i wouldn't actually iron onto the back of the design but around the edges - like a frame then sew another piece of plain material for the back of the pillow to the edges. then stuff with your filling and no problems. your design shouldn't come undone anyway but this way no one can get at the threads on the back - but should a thread come apart you can fix it by undoing the back piece without ruining the whole design.
mrs casper - i do it all. i crossstitch, longstitch, knit and crochet and sew (by hand and machine).
if anyone is having trouble i am glad to help.
lol I just consider myself an old lady already... I do it all, and my grandmother is going to teach me how to knit!!
Got enough on my plate as is ... cross stitches, long stitches, jigsaws, painting, sewing ... argh... :p
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