Art Quilting Supplies from the Supermarket πŸŠ

Do you experiment with less-traditional ingredients in your art quilts?  One of my favorite substances is the red plastic netting that comes around a crate of clementines at this time of year.  If you layer it over a piece of fabric (covered by a pressing sheet such as a Goddess Sheet, of course), a warm iron will melt the substance into the fabric and create a marvelous texture.  One year I used it for a valentine as shown above.

Then there is the purple plastic netting around small potatoes.  It is more fragile and so can break in the process but still creates very fun effects:

Then there are those cute little foil tops on cans of Pellegrino soda…and little canvas toppers on jars of honey…and wire wrapped around champagne corks :)….

What do YOU incorporate in your pieces?

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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