Kick off your July 4th holiday with a fun flag project!
Inspired by Diary of a Quilter, Amy Smart’s, free Flying Flags quilt and pillow tutorial we used Mackinac Island fabrics for the flag, Early Bird Dots Aqua and Thatched Peacock for the backgrounds.
Pentel Pastel Fabric Dye sticks are a great way to personalize a project. Children can easily draw on fabric, parents can heat set with an iron, and a quick tote can be created for grandparents, friends or family for a special keepsake.
Use dye sticks to draw panels for a quilt; create a custom t-shirt; or a special gift for a teacher. The uses are only limited by imagination. Instructions recommend using on cotton or silk fabrics.
Ashley, our in-house tester, found the dye sticks to be very easy to use. She noted the following:
•The sticks blend well before heat setting, they will smudge if you drag your hand over a previously drawn area.
•Have the feel of an oil pastel when being applied
•Best if fabric is secured to surface while drawing
•Use a flat smooth surface under fabric (we used corrugated cardboard and it left lines on our drawing-smooth and flat is best!)
•Put something between your project and ironing board cover when heat setting (a small amount of the dye bled through the back of the fabric during heat setting)
•Colors will slightly intensify during heat setting process
•Colors remain bright following washing and drying in the dryer
•Instructions included with sticks are clear and easy to follow
Purchase Pentel Pastel Fabric Dye sticks here: https://fabricmoose.rainadmin.com/shop/Notions/Miscellaneous/p/Fabric-Fun-Dye-Sticks-7ct-x43679079.htm
Watch a video clip of process here: