Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Playing With a New Product

I got an email last week from a colleague asking me about using Fabric Magic by Pellon.  I had a package here, but did not have a chance to open it till then.    Have you heard of it?  It is a brand new product of Pellon's.  Here is what they say about it:

Picture of Fabric Magic™
Picture from Pellon

I decided to give it a try.  The material is like a thin plastic that you can trace onto, and then sew to the back of your fabric.   
It is set by steam from your iron.   You hold the iron about an inch above the Fabric Magic and it shrinks it up.  Although it doesn't look like the plastic is changing shape at all, wait until you turn it over to look at the fabric!   Total shrinkage.

The more quilting or stitches you make in it, the more it shrinks up.   If you sandwich batting between the fabric and the Fabric Magic, it gives it even more of a 3D look, and we all know how I like my 3D embellishing!


Here is a little peak of a project I have made.  I can't reveal it yet because there is some exciting news to go along with it, but just to keep you interested....







7 comments:

Snoodles said...

Oh my word! That is awesome! Perfect for my current project.... :)

Candice @ Made With Love said...

Super cool! You're always playing with the coolest things on the market! :)

Gill said...

I've never heard of this before but it looks fun!

Regina said...

That sure looks interesting, I'll have to add it to my next order.

Mama Pea said...

I have heard of something like it, called Texture Magic. I've seen it demonstrated. I like what you did with it more, though! This product is right up your alley! I can't wait to hear your news!

Susan Being Snippy said...

this looks so facinating, years ago I took a class on manipulating fabric and the process to create a similar effect was long and tedious! May get around to trying it out once I think of something for it!

Rolanda said...

So neat. That would be fun to play with...