Christmas Tree WUH 'beads'

I'm planning on finishing DD's Christmas WUH. It's about 3' X 5'. I'd like to put some shiny 'beads, baubles, stones' on it. I need advice on HOW TO. I know there is a 'heat gun' that you put sparklies on with but I don't know what I'm talking about. Do any of you have one? How does it work? is it WORTH IT for ONE project? If not, how would you put them on? I have a few baubles that I can 'sew' on but I'd prefer to glue on as it's easier for me. Would you quilt it first? What is the BEST batting to use for this? IF I start now I should be able to finish by Christmas. help
Butterfly
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Butterflywings
Miss Polly posted once about having bought one of the attachment tools......jennellh
On Sep 27, 10:07 am, "Butterflywings" wrote:
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jennellh
No experience with this, but definitely quilt it before you start attaching hard lumpy objects that will obstruct your presser foot! I've put together a lot of friendship quilts, some of them with free-style blocks, and some of them simply could not be quilted. Roberta in D
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Roberta Zollner
I have the "Glitzer" and have used it many times--on quilts, WUHs, T-shirts, etc. It is easy to use and I just got an e-mail from OESD (Machine embroidery site) for a sale on Glitz and glitzers. Hopefully this is a link to it.
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Donna in NE La.
Definitely quilt first. I've done a lot with the heat set crystals. I have the tool for setting them. but if you're very careful, they can be set with the tip of an iron. What colors do you plan to use? Gen
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Gen
Okay- I'm a newbie at this- it says:
Marie Signature Edition Glitzer Wand (Glitzer only) XXEZG-M Each glitzer comes with a 4 mm wand tip Make great second glitzers or classroom tools!
Do you need additional tips? The pic shows several tips- I *think* that's what those are??? They don't seem to come with that glitzer??? Help!
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
There is a special adhesive made specifically for attaching beads, baubles and other treasures to fabric. You should be able to find it at Joanns or Michael's, etc. I'm sure it would be a lot less $$ than buying some sort of tool. OH -- the stuff is washable & dry cleanable, too :-). CiaoMeow >^;;^<
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Unique Stitch $2.95 GU87 Old Sku: N87 The perfect glue for today's wearable crafts it's sewing with a tube! Fast drying glue bonds fabric to fabric, as well as rhinestones, beads, sequins, etc. Dries transparent and is washable. Great for bridal. 1-1/4 fl. oz. tube.
Gem-Tac $6.15 GU539 Old Sku: N539 Sewers, crafters and quilters will love this glue, because it is washable and flexible, and dries fast and clear. It permanently bonds smooth to porous surfaces, so it will glue rhinestones, crystals, gems, glitter, wire, trims, plastics to fabric, quilts, clothing, wood vinyl or glass projects. Easy clean-up and non-toxic. 2 fl. oz.
HTH
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
Here I am. Had to go enter the downtown hardware store's beauty contest. Won again. The heat-set stone setter I have is called: BeJeweler Stone Styler. It came from just plain old Michael's or Hobby Lobby. It has 8 tips. I have no idea why. Never got them out to play with. It also came with a support stand that is just as rinky-dink as the support stand that comes with the cute little Clover iron. You'll want a safe place to put the stone setter down. I wasn't feeling creative so I just put my cast iron skillet close by. Not cute but it worked great; those setters get HOT. The most important thing you need to know. You can really mess up and buy the wrong jewels. You want the kind that are clearly marked 'Heat Set'. If you get the wrong ones, you'll have to use super-glue, wind up with your fingers glued Lord knows where and have to go to the Emergency Room. Playing with the BeJeweler is big fun, adds heaps of bling and can get a little bit pricey if you get going in a big way. When that happens you can buy jewels online at much better prices than at a local store. Have fun. Polly
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Polly Esther
I have a Bejeweler Stone Styler, and like it. I use an old hot plate to set it on. Polly's right about the dinky holder.
Sherry Starr
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Sherry Starr
Hi there Butterfly. Adding glitz can be done a number of ways. I have a tool to set hot-fix rhinestones, but they can also be done, carefully, with an iron. Sewing does work, but usually has to be done by hand. Glue is another option.. some are designed just for setting 'jewels' onto fabric, or you can use some coordinating dimensional fabric paint as a glue + accent type of thing. I have set fake stones into the fabric paint, which leaves a bit of a "bezel" of the fabric paint around the stone, if done in a nice metallic or sparkly paint it can look quite nice. Let me know if you need some help here. I could manage to get over and let you use/help you use my setting tool if you would like.
I would quilt first, then embellish, that way you don't have to worry about the embellishments getting hit by the needle, or causing problems with rolling the quilt on a frame, etc. That is what I did with the crystals on my Denim and Diamonds quilt.
Pati, in Phx
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Pati C.
I just got a stand for my "jeweler" tool.... it is actually a soldering iron stand. not too expensive and a lot sturdier than the one that comes with the tool. (Mine is the L'Orna one......)
Pati, in Phx
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Pati C.
In Wal-Mart the other day I saw heat press rhinestones that were set on paper in a design and you iron them on your jeans, shirts, or whatever. HTH Barbara in SC
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Bobbie Sews More
The only bit I can remotely answer is: Yes, do quilt it first. I had something to quilt with buttons on (not put on by me >ggI'm planning on finishing DD's Christmas WUH. It's about 3' X 5'. I'd like
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Patti
Seeing as how I don't know anything about this item, I have no idea what all it entails other than its suppose to 'set' glitzes (rhinestones? ) onto fabric without having to sew it. Now that I have a name from Donna, I'll search it out and find out what its all about
Butterfly (and, no, I'm not singing Alfie)
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Butterflywings
Now THIS sounds 'safer' for me all around. I was a bit worried about the 'hot tip' on the other--I don't even have one of those lil patchwork seam irons cause I drop stuff often...not as often as I use to...but I still do. Thanks, I KNEW this place would give me the right answers and steer me in the right direction..
Butterfly (Guess I'll HAVE to go to Joann's and use the latest 40% off coupon on glue as I don't have one for Michaels.:)
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