Thursday, January 28, 2010

Texture Magic Covered Hangers class

I taught a class today at my local quilt shop showing an easy way to use Texture Magic.
Quilted Works approached me a few months ago and asked if I had any ideas for using Texture Magic in a simple 1 hour class.

I thought Covered Hangers would work well in a short time period.

There are 7 strips of fabric sewn together to make the hanger front. I had the group put Texture Magic on 3 of them.
The strips are small and can be sewn with a wide variety of stitches and threads.

Two hangers can be made from one pattern, with enough Texturized fabric left over to make a few stuffed hearts.

This is a great way to learn how easy it is to stitch Texture Magic to the back of a piece of fabric, and to see how it shrinks when steam is applied.
When it starts to shrink there is always a lot of oohing and aahing was going on. We like to call that part the "magic".

Some were stitched with a 1/4th grid system, another on the bias.

One student used a decorative stitch from her machine.

This is a wonderful place to experiment with the stitches on your machine, and to try new decorative threads.

Look how pretty this strip turned out.
As the students worked with Texture Magic, they began brain storming all the many ways they would use TM in other projects.
*I'd love to see your ideas! If you have made a project with Texture Magic, please send pictures and a brief description to


Suzanne said...

Cute valentine hangers and I would think the texture on them would help the clothes stay on the hanger!

Material Mary said...

Looks like a fun class. The hangers are really cool.

Martha said...

Very sweet! and just in time for a Valentine's present.