Heather Thomas demonstrates how quick and easy it is to make melted fiber beads to add excitment to your quilt. Learn how to identify meltable fabrics and how to properly test them to see how the fabric melts. Find out how to make beads using the melted fabric as well as what materials you will need. Use these tips to add beautiful embellishment to your quilts.
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Love this idea and technique. Can these beads get wet and will they maintain their shape afterwards?
This can depend, and vary, with each different fabric used. To be safe, I would not recommend getting these wet. I would only use them on decorative or wall hanging quilts.
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Would love to learn to make these beads!
Love, love, love this. However, I would love to see how it used on a quilt. Also, what is that white roll you used to place the fabrics on?
And then, how do you use the beads? Seeing them on a quilt would have been nice. Wild Heather is great!