The leaves and petals in this gorgeous ITH project glisten as if they were touched by the sun.
Embroidering on Mylar
Mylar designs are digitized with light stitching so that the shine shows through. It also includes edge stitching to secure the mylar to the fabric, allowing it to be torn away easily after embroidery.
Creating these blocks is an easy form of applique. Stitching lines show were to place batting, fabric, and mylar.
Block Border Options
Whether it is the borders, corners or individual blocks, each one can be stitched with a border, like a freestanding applique, or without a border, like a standard quilt block.
The borders contribute to the stained glass look since they take on the appearance of lead came used in traditional stained glass windows.
Once the satin-stitched edge is finished, you can butt squares together and zig zagging them together.
Otherwise, trim blocks with a seam allowance, cut batting from the seam allowance and stitch blocks together as you would any quilt project.
A Bit About Mylar
Mylar, a DuPont brand name also known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, is often used as gift wrap. Most designers do not recommend using mylar from balloons.
Iridescent/opalescent films add a shimmering highlight while taking on the color of the thread and tears away easily after stitching.