Our UPS guy has been a fixture around here lately, making deliveries of lots of stuff I bought at Quilt Market in May. One of the new products that arrived this week just happens to be featured in the latest project at Moda Bake Shop.
It’s called Texture Magic from Superior Threads, and I’ve been itching to experiment with it. I saw the demo at Quilt Market and could immediately imagine all sorts of possibilities for this project. All you do is mark a grid or some sort of design on the Texture Magic fabric, pin it to your fabric and then activate it with steam (DO NOT IRON!). It will shrink, leaving you with a wonderful textured piece to use in your projects. I’d love to use it on a tote, and the pillow project at Moda Bake Shop is a cute idea, too. Another idea occurred to me, too, right after I sat down to write this post and I think I’ll take a package of Texture Magic home with me this weekend and see if I can whip up a new sample – stay tuned!
I’ve got a busy weekend planned, and I hope you do, too. Saturdays here at the shop are always busy and filled with laughter and visiting. We’re expecting a visit from Becky today, who is visiting from Louisiana. We sure miss her here at SHQC – if you get a chance stop by and maybe you’ll catch her here. After today, my plan is to quilt and bind the three samples I made last weekend (I’ll show pics after they’re finished), and if I have time, I’ll play around with the new Texture Magic and see what I can come up with. I’m also planning some serious grandie time – it has been a few weeks since we’ve had more than just a few minutes with Hayden and Haylee so we’re overdue for a long visit. The other two grandies, Grant and Zachary, are spending the summer at the beach so we won’t get to see them for another month at least. We talk to them about once a week, though, and they are loving the “beach bum” life!
I’m off to get ready for the day. I hope you’re making the most of your summer weekend!