Prepping for CPS Open Studios at IQF Chicago

I am working on a new batch of Fiesta Ornaments for Open Studios. I will demonstrate painting fabric on a couple ornament designs on Friday afternoon (2:30-4:30) and I will be sewing and embossing metal to finish the ornaments on Saturday (2:30-4:30).

The painting takes a long time (especially when talking to people).
The sewing and embossing is much faster, so I want to have plenty of ornaments ready to do the final metal work.
These ones are ready for quilting, trimming and edge stitching.

5 Responses to “Prepping for CPS Open Studios at IQF Chicago”

  1. Helen Cowans says:

    Have fun at the show!

  2. Wahhhhhh! Stop rubbing it in! I want to be there yacking with you all. Dang it!

  3. Cheryl, it’s all about choices. Sunning on the beach in Cancun or ducking snow flakes in Chicago, hmmm

  4. Anonymous says:

    These are so beautiful! What fabric are you painting on….? Do you treat the fabric before painting? Thanks so much for sharing your work and the process!


  5. thanks Susan, I always work on a tight weave pfd cotton fabric. I do not treat the fabric. I buy it by the bolt from you can’t beat their prices. You can also buy it by the yard from them.

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