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Hi friends,  I am preparing square muslin blocks for my family to put their handprints on and their signature,  
and then I will create a quilt or table-cloth with the squares.
need an idea how to do this.  
one idea is to trace  their handprint with sharpie...?
one idea is to use acrylic paint on their hands, and they press their hands onto the square cloths.  and then later, I paint the handprints with Textile medium to make them permanent.

what have you done with this idea.?

thanks,
Carol Sue

Re: family reunion preparation
Hi Carol sue,
One idea, if you want different colors, is to have people trace their hands
 onto paper. Use that as a pattern to trace onto fabric. Back with lightwei
ght fusible interfacing, and put onto muslin squares. Blanket stitch or do  
different embroidery stitches around each hand to secure it to the square.

This way you could use fabric that means something to the person whose hand
 it is. For example: puppies for a little boy, flowers for someone who like
s to garden, etc.

Hope this gives you some idea...

Ginger in CA
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Hi friends,  I am preparing square muslin blocks for my family to put their  
handprints on and their signature,
and then I will create a quilt or table-cloth with the squares.
need an idea how to do this.
one idea is to trace  their handprint with sharpie...?
one idea is to use acrylic paint on their hands, and they press their hands  
onto the square cloths.  and then later, I paint the handprints with Textile  
medium to make them permanent.

what have you done with this idea.?

thanks,
Carol Sue

If you are going to trace the handprint, please use a pen from the cloth  
dept. of your store or it will bleed sometime during a wash-----it will not  
be permanent.
Barbara in SC  


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