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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!

Between Susan and Fats, I have been able to re-post this  tutorial on  draping with  tin foil.  I'll keep it brief because the explanation is all in the post below : "FOILED AGAIN and AGAIN" and even I get tired of listening to me.
(This is for Alice)
Fabric glue brushed onto foil strips long enough to fit the fabric, but leave enough space between the the foil and the fabric hem.  This is to prevent the foil peeking from under if the hem turns back onto itself.

The foil gives body to the fabric 

The fabric can be loosely pleated and will hold its shape.

This glue is applied to the mat board to glue down the bed skirt.  Double  check the drop of the fabric so that it doesn't 'Puddle' more than you want before you commit to the glue.

Lookin Good!

Fabric glue that I used to adhere the foil to the cloth.  Brush  it out evenly onto the foil, so that the foil sticks everywhere.

Now for the other side

Both sides done so add a mattress

Mattress is just covered foam.  I was going to use a double layer of foam board but in hind-sight that would have been too rigid looking and as Catherine observed, it has to LOOK comfortable.

The crumpled bed cover that is a duvet with tin foil  lining both IN sides.

I needed to make a pillow or 2 so I got out the bird gravel.  

Filled the pillow with the gravel, it allows for the pillow to sag.

Pillow filled and then sealed with QUICK-GRIP glue, just because I am impatient and lazy and wanted to get it finished quicker.  It worked so well that I closed All the pillows with the glue.

Showing the bed "finished" until I decided that there was something else needed to re- "finish" it.  (See the following post) Thanks everyone for your patience through-out this entire process.  Without your help I'd be bald by now.
elizabeth

15 comments:

  1. Thanks Elizabeth! I appreciate this so much! Love your little doll!

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    1. You are so welcome Lucille, and thanks for hanging in there.(smiles) I like the doll too and wish I knew whom I purchased her from but it has been too long ago to recall. Maybe the maker will see her and lay claim. You just never know? Things turn up again when you least expect it. ...!

      elizabeth

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  2. Thank you so much Elizabeth! Brilliant tutorial and I really appreciate that you took the time to show us :-)

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    1. Thank you Alice but this tutorial was a Group Effort! I'm happy everything turned out right in end. Now YOU will Have to Foil some fabrics. Keep me posted
      elizabeth

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  3. Hello Elizabeth,
    Thank you so much for the great instructions! Your linen and bedding looks AWSOME and so realistic.
    Fantastic!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. THank you for the feedback Giac! You know this was the first time trying so I wasn't sure just how it would turn out as I hadn't tackled Big foil projects before. I still want to have a tutorial for drapes as I think that this method is transferable to window dressings as well. HOWEVER, I would hesitate on using it on Silk until I had tested it on a sample first. I don't know if I mentioned that the gingham coverlet is lined with foil on both sides IN side and layered with paper toweling to bulk it up and make it look warm. I think it was in the first go round but I forgot in the second. MAN! My reply is becoming another Blog!!!!
      Big Hug Back, Giac
      eliabeth

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  4. Thanks for the excellent tutorial. Very impressive and well worth a go!

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed it Irene! Once I started making the bed linen I was inspired to want to do more and more. Initially, it was just to see how it would work and as it went along it grew like Toppsy. But it works and I am hoping you will try it too. If your not sure, start small ie tea towels, aprons, tablecloths etc. And as Susan said ..."If I can do it... any body can."

      elizabeth

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  5. Thanks for sharing, very cleaver! I most try it some day =)

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  6. HI HANNAH! I do encourage you to try it even if it is a small project such as a tea towel. I would be interested to see if it could be used in clothing, which I haven't tried yet. It is cheap and it's fun and hopefully you will be able to give it a 'go' as Irene put it. Hope to hear more from you!

    elizabeth

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    1. Tried to make a quilt today, Im not really pleased with the result yet, but I will keep trying =) Its a very nice technique and very fun to do =) Thanks for the tip!
      You can see my quilt in my cradle here, if you want to =) http://hannahsminiatyrer.blogspot.se/2013/02/baddar-i-vaggan.html

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    2. Hello Hannah! I Think you did a very good job of your first baby quilt! The method is soooo easy that it makes you want to do it every time you need to use fabric that has to hang naturally! I use it now to line baskets and it allows the fabric lining to drape so very well. You did a terrific job of the baby basket, by the way, and I think that the baby quilt and the basket will soon have baby in 'dreamland'. Keep up the good work Hannah!

      elizabeth

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    3. Thank you! You're to kind =)

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  7. I used this foil-on-fabric technique and it works like a charm! I saw it first on another blog, sorry, but I'm not sure who posted it first.

    Anyhow I really love your tutorial on how to drape naturally. You have such brilliant ideas, thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. Hello Evelyne! Yes, I also saw it on another blog and that is originally why I decided to try it out ! When I got asked how I draped the fabric for my breakfast trays the way I did, by another blogger, I decided to demonstrate what I had seen before, on this much larger project ( the bed) I lay NO claim to originality on this one! But you are so right, it does work like a charm and I use it regularly now for big and small projects; I'm hooked and you probably are too! I am anxious to see how your Mercantile project is coming along Evelyne. Last time I looked you had so much of the exterior done and It is Most Impressive! Thank you for your comment and the lovely compliment, too! You know, when I find the source of this tutorial I shall have to come back and amend this blog! This is a good reminder!

    elizabeth

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