Sunday, January 24, 2010

No MINKY for YOU!

So it is a DEFINITE truth that I am not able to embroider on Minky fabric. You know that super soft and plush fabric that usually has raised dots. It's great for baby blankets and is usually backed with a silky fabric. I knew it would be a treacherous endeavor. I tried to find tips online and they all said "don't do it". I should have know then. I was for a girl at church who was going to give it as a present. I warned her that I might ruin it and I wasn't charging her for it. I did all these extra steps to it, used spray adhesive and a water soluble stabilizer and pinned it to the hoop. And all I got was a product worth of *epicfail*. I might be exaggerating but it was VERY frustrating. The backside was a HUGE knotted mess!



So I tried to remedy the situation and came up with this for the front. Which I thought was not too bad.


The backside remedy not such a success. I found a REALLY cute Bible verse.
Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
I loved this verse and had never heard it before. It will defiantly be going on future baby blankets. Anyway the stitching did not go so well on the back. I decided that I had better quit while I was ahead.

Feeling guilty about presenting her with the sad excuse for an embroidered baby blanket I thought I would make her daughter a cute t-shirt. Until. Until the needle fell out on the last letter and ruined the entire shirt. DONE!

1 comment:

The Browns said...

I have a sewing machine, but I forgot how to use it! I need to learn again b/c I would love to make some burp clothes. I can't even remember how to thread the machine :(

PS - It doesn't look bad!

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