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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Recent find, is it a good one?

I recently purchased these fun looking yarns at the newly open Christmas Tree Shop in Fayetteville. I think they would be great for couching on under the sea blocks. When I read the label it states 'Do not iron'. Is this common with these types of yarn? They are 100% polyester. Should I strike them from my list of sea weed possibilities? I'd appreciate any input!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

it looks like there is a meatallic thread in there and they sometimes melt under an iron

August 18, 2011 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger MosaicMagpie said...

Do a little test of each one. I bet, one of the reasons not to iron, is because the yarn would flatten out and lose some of it's texture. You won't be ironing the UTS block anyways.

August 18, 2011 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Whytefeather said...

I think it would be fine to use as long as you knew you were done with your ironing on the block. That will make some wonderful looking seaweed!

I know when I get a block back from a RR I wouldn't dream of ironing it and if it was really necessary then I would use a small spot iron to avoid the embellishments.

August 18, 2011 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Ruby :-)

The wedding dress is now done and at the cleaners, so today I am resting my eyes before starting on the wedding flowers tomarrow. But while i eat lunch, I thought I should stop by (since I haven't in h-o-w long?) and see what you have been up to.

Lots of sewing. I scrolled back several pages and saw lots and lots of examples of it!

I liked the pictures of your chickens. And your tree is pretty! I believe that late fall is the best time to trim branches back, but I'd advise you to double check that on line!

What do you do with the quilt type blocks after everybody has added their own touches to them? (If you shared that, I missed it. sorry!)

August 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

You can iron them as long as you put a cloth over them first.....otherwise they will melt.....I have used them on blocks in the past with no trouble....

August 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger gocrazywithme said...

I think as long as you put them on a block after all the patches are down and ironed, it should be fine. A pressing cloth would keep them from melting, but would probably flatten them more than you'd like. I would use them, especially on a UTS.

August 19, 2011 at 6:28 PM  

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