Frequently Asked Questions


All Questions


Can Pattern Ease be used instead of Voile?
Yes! Laura is starting to use Pattern Ease as the foundation for her collage quilts now as it is much easier to find and is less expensive than cotton voile. Both products can be found on our website.

What is 'Painterly' collage?
‘Painterly’ is the term Laura uses when she cuts strips of fabrics in her collages to achieve the look of brush strokes in a painting. Some collages use the floral and ‘painterly’ technique together; others are just the floral collage.

What is Fabric Fuse glue?
Fabric Fuse is a new product that Laura found to replace Steam a Seam 1/4″ tape. It is very hard to use the tape when fusing your collage image to the background fabric. Fabric Fuse glue is a replacement for this product. Just simply run a bead of the glue on the backside of your collage and press it to your background fabric. It dries clear and is permanent!

I have a quilt shop and I would like to order your patterns wholesale. How do I do this?
If you have a resale license and would like to order our patterns, please call the shop at 406-656-6663 and we can get you set up!

What is Woven Fusible?
Woven Fusible is a thin woven fabric that is fusible that we use to stabilize fabrics for hand embroidery.  It can also be used to stabilize t-shirts when making t-shirt quilt.  It irons to the back of the t-shirts or to the back of a fabric and stabilizes it for stitching.  It will stay in your quilt, it does not wash out or is not taken off.  

Why do you use Steam a Seam 2 as your fusible for making the collages?
I use Steam a Seam 2 for the collage quilts because it is repositionable and is permanent once the final fuse is made.  To my knowledge there is not another fusible that has these two qualities.  It must be repositionable because you have so many different little pieces in your collage that need to stick in place while you are creating the collage.  They stick and can be movable on the foundation until your entire collage is completed.  Once your collage is completed and the final fuse is made, it is a permanent fuse.  

What is the Woven Fusible used for in the Mushroom hand wool applique quilt?
The woven fusible is used to stabilize the background fabrics for the hand embroidery.  Piece all of the backgrounds together, trace your hand embroidery lines to the background fabrics then iron the woven fusible to the back of the pieced background.  This will stabilize your background while you do the hand embroidery.  It will remain in your quilt. 

Do you use Fabric Fuse glue on all of your collages?
No.  Some collage quilts are entirely collaged, meaning the backgrounds of the quilt are collaged just as the image is collaged.  These quilts that are totally collaged do not require Fabric Fuse glue.  

Does it matter what width of Steam a Seam 2 you use for the collage quilts?
On my supply lists I indicate if you should use 12" wide of 24" wide.  Sometimes the pieces fit better on the 24" wide fusible.  If you have larger pieces of fabric, larger than 12" wide you will definitely need to use the 24" wide Steam a Seam 2.  I do not use the single sheets of Steam a Seam 2 because they are not cost effective and you would need LOTS of sheets to complete one project.  


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