Day 19: Create an Icicle for Your πŸŽ„!

A fast fun idea for your tree, or perhaps for an ornament exchange with friends!


-a long narrow piece of moldable fusible

-awesome metallic material: Cheryl Sleboda’s Power Shine

-silver metallic thread

-optional but fun: heavyweight sparkly thread such as Superior’s Razzle Dazzle in silver or iridescent silver or Wonderfil’s fabulous Dazzle (wind in a bobbin SLOWLY – I prefer to wind by hand)

-recommended if you use the heavier thread: an extra bobbin case for your machine, whose tension is permanently set a bit looser for ribbon, thick thread, or any other kind of bobbin thread

Ok, fuse your silver fabric to both sides of your moldable fusible. Let cool, then trim into a very long narrow triangle as seen above.

Begin at one of the corners and leave a long tail of threads. Zigzag stitch all sides (if using the bobbin thread, use silver metallic thread on top)…cut, again leaving a long tail. Tie these together near the end and you will have a hanging loop!

Press until very warm, then quickly wind on a slant around a dowel rod or very thick pencil, and hold until it cools (it will only take 10-15 seconds). If you are not pleased with the first shape, press flat then re-shape.

Merry merry! πŸŽ„

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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