A Galaxy of Stars by Karen of Buttons in the Attic
I love the look of cutter quilts on prim items and while I love the look, I am loathe to cut up antique quilts, so I make my own! I just tear up strips of fabrics and utilize my scraps to make them. I am working on Christmas stars made from green and red ticking and here are piles of torn fabric to make the cutter quilts for the stars--
Cutter quilt ideas--I love playing around with the strips--do I do planned combinations or just let them happen as they may??
Here are a couple of finished ticking stars, just waiting to be tea stained and dried.
Here they are after being dunked in my tea-dye solution, waiting to be baked to prim perfection! I like to use a rather strong solution of tea and I bake my items at 200 degrees, turning every 10-15 minutes or so, until dry. I like to lay drier pieces against ones that are still damp to get water marks, as if they had been in a chest or box that had gotten damp over the years.
Thank you Karen for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us!
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