Keeping it Simple:
Texture Magic

Maureen Greeson 2009

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For this issue, rather than go with a project, I am going to tell you about a new product I've found. At least, it's new to me. It's called Texture Magic.

I love this product and above is a scan of the front and back of the package so that you can better see how this fabric is used. Also, below is a look at just three of the numerous different textures you can achieve just by changing the stitching and/or the distance between the stitching lines. The smaller the area the more I like it. I've also seen photos of this used by others who have stitched free motion on their machines. So pretty!

This long piece uses silk and Texture Magic with stitching lines 3/4" apart, forming squares. This piece started out in size at 7"x36" and was a tad more then 5"x28" after steam shrinking.

Photo 1 showing stitching Photo 2 after steaming

This small sample was stitched the same as the piece above but I added fleece in between the silk and the Texture Magic. It made the areas smoother, higher, more like an old-fashioned popcorn effect.

Photo 3 small sample w/ fleece

I used a squiggly stitch from my sewing machine and stitched the lines a little closer together still forming squares. This looks a little like smocking to me.

Photo 4 small sample

Give it a try yourself, and why not send the results to CQMagOnline. It's always nice to see what others are doing. I have a lot more experimenting to do with Texture Magic!

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