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A Light-hearted Look at Appliqué Quilts by Sandy Fitzpatrick

Screening "Stitch"

UncategorizedSandy Fitzpatrick15 Comments

Recently, while working on some new applique designs, I came up with a sewing/quilting design called, “Stitch”.  As I was working through the process I thought it would make a great design for the front of a t-shirt.  It is a simple, clean, and modern design, something I would wear, so I thought I’d see if anyone else might like it too.

It just so happens that my son, Joe, has started designing and screen printing t-shirts so I asked him for a little help and he agreed.  Let me tell you, this is no easy process. First I made the design then turned it over to Joe who printed it on transparency film and then “burned” the design into a silk screen by placing it in a dark room for several hours.  Once that was done, it had to be hosed off with water and then dried with a hairdryer.

Next, we set up a screen printing station in my kitchen and printed each shirt manually, one at a time.  After drying overnight, they had to be heat pressed and are now ready to go.

Since they are white shirts printed with black ink, they will basically go with anything. However, they can certainly be jazzed up with a little fabric paint or markers.

I will be vending at the Splash of Color quilt show in Cabarrus, NC this coming weekend so I will be able to see how they sell then.  If you are in the area, come on by!