If you've known me for very long, you've probably seen some of my fabric collage work.
My 2011 book, Inspired to Sew
, features lots of fun projects. Most recently I created this tea towel for my upcoming fabric trade show booth (Quilt Market).
One thing I changed since making this video is I use Elmer's Washable School glue with a fine tip to hold all the pieces in place. I heat set the pieces with a dry iron. Much better than the pins and the dried glue doesn't bother the machine one bit. The key is using a small amount of glue with that fine tip.
Here are 13 stylish maximalist ways I've used fabric collage (I don't have photos for all of them, but I've raided my files for what I could find):
1. As a faux container garden on a pillow.
2. On the edge of a skirt
3. To edge the collar of a blouse
4. At the bottom of a slip covered chair.
5. On a t-shirt.
6. On a bag.
7. All the way around a quilt.
8. On the edge of a tea towel.
9. On the edge of curtains.
10. On quilt blocks.
11. On a pot holder.
12. All along the edge of a floor length asymmetrical dress.
13. On the edge of an apron.