Last week I mentioned using Sulky's Fabri-Solvy. Well, I finished my first embroidered block on my Stitchin' Wisdom quilt. I washed the block and most of the Solvy dissolved. In the small enclosed areas (such as inside the scissor handles) some of the product stayed. I think it will come out with little effort once the quilt is finished and washed. I had no trouble with my needle and the perle cotton getting sticky. It was very easy to embroider through the fabric and the Solvy.
The Fabri-Solvy comes in 8½ X 11" sheets. What I found at JoAnn's was the roll. If you use the roll, you need to cut your pieces of Solvy to size and make sure they are flat before putting in the printer. The roll is 8½" wide. I have a couple pieces being weighted down now for the next blocks.
Isn't the sewing bird cute? This is a fun project to work on. I had never embroidered with perle cotton before, though I have quilted with it. I have used 6-strand embroidery thread before and Cosmo, but really enjoyed using the perle. The color is a med-dark, slightly rosy, red. Love it!
What are you slow stitching today? Join others at Kathy's Quilts for some slow Sunday stitching.
May all your ups and downs in life be with needle and thread.