I'm so ready to get started on my "Living the Dream" quilt (once my Finish 5 by the End of July projects are complete!). I think it will be fun to have the stitcheries to work on throughout the summer. I have all the fabrics for the bricks. My colors are blue and white and cream. I still need to get the floss -- someone has suggested #8 Perle and I believe Jo-Ann's has that.
I understand how to trace the designs onto the fabric. It occurs to me that the thing to do is to measure out and mark the bricks that are to have stitcheries and do the stitching before cutting the bricks. Fewer little bits floating around.
Here's my question, though, to those of you who do stitcheries, especially stitcheries that are added to quilts: What do you use to stabilize the fabric? Or do you stabilize it? Do I just trace the design on the fabric and begin to stitch? Or do I apply some sort of iron-on stabilizer or interfacing before stitching?
I know that someone out there knows . . . .