Friday, November 3, 2017


          This morning while the little one was sleeping I cut out all of the shapes for these penguins.
                                  Then while he is napping, I put them together on a pressing sheet.
I do like my pressing sheet and have found that Heat N Bond works better than Steam a Seam when using the pressing sheet.  You might feel differently.

Here they are all ready to stitch up.

I just love making these towels (go figure).  I showed you my stash of towels at one time.  Now I have a hankering to make some...a bunch....  ok.... a lot more than a bunch..

On my blog post yesterday I was asked:

Did you use a stabilizer on the back when you blanket stitched? Appears your towels were made from different fabrics. Very cute by the way. Love me some batiks!

No, I do not use stabilizer and here are some towels I have had for years....I mean like five or more years and they have been washed a zillion times (okay so I am exaggerating but you get my drift).

                            Never found a need to use stabilizer except with machine embroidery.

This pink one was made without any kind of fusible, just glue.

I use any type of towel available and that is on sale.  Yesterday I did have one that was more nylon than anything else and I didn't like it but was there, was the color I wanted so I went with it.

Happy Toweling!!!


Rhonda said...

Love the penguins. I now use Heat n bond. It's less expensive & easier to find.

QuiltShopGal said...

Lovely penguins. I didn't realize you only used the adhesive backing when doing machine embroidery (vs machine applique'). I'll have to give it a try.


Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your penguins are adorable. I love my pressing sheet. I like that I can use pieces of fusible and not worry about things getting all stuck where they shouldn't. I prefer heat-n-bond for most applique. I think the fusible gives the piece some structure so there is no need for stabilizer. Towel material isn't stretchy like a t-shirt so I wouldn't use stabilizer either.

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Your penguins are super cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Barb oh wow your penguins are so cute,you make the cutest projects my friend xx

hetty said...

Love your penquins. I use Heat and Bond. I can get it at Walmart.

Needled Mom said...

Such cute penguins! You made good use of your grandma time!

Marie said...

I love Heat and Bond the other gunks my needle. Love your towels too as that is one of my favorite things to do. Have a grand day. Hugs, Marie

KaHolly said...

Quite cute! I love penguins! I use Wonder Under and have no issues with it.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your penguins. I don't fuse so I can't comment of what I usse. And I wish I could master that machine sewing you do around your figures. These are so cute! said...

These are so cute.