Hello, it’s Molly Hanson, author of Free Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can’t, here to show you how I used Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets on one of my most recent projects to enhance my free motion quilting.  In this project I used iCraft Deco Foils™ and iCraft Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive.

These are both wonderful products with limitless possibilities in your sewing and craft projects- I recommend keeping some on hand as you never know when a bit of added sparkle courtesy of the beautiful foils will be just the thing to enhance your projects too.

2016 Deco Foil


This quilt was made with Blend Fabrics, the collection is called Affinity.  I was provided these fabrics to work with and wanted to highlight the focal prints in the collection, one including a peacock and one including trees.  I decided to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt, a classic quilt pattern, with these fabrics, as it would allow me to keep the focal prints in big squares and cut the smaller scale fabrics up to give it a patchwork look.  It ended up working out well, I was able to fussy cut all the trees and peacocks so they were centered in the big blocks and the layout I chose created these great pinwheels- which I really like.  I quilted feathers in all the pinwheels and leaves in all the small squares, feathers for the peacocks and leaves for the trees.  I wanted to highlight those details as the prints I quilted the designs on are busy and it makes the quilting hard to see.

in the first and second pictures you can see how I fussy cut the focal print fabrics so they looked the same, nice and centered in each block. In the third photo you see how the block was cut so the focal prints are left untouched and the smaller scale prints get cut up. In the last picture you can see the feather and leaf quilting, but it is hard to see due to the printed fabrics

I got out my iCraft Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive and carefully put a thin bead of the glue along my stitches in the free motion quilting designs I was trying to enhance.  In both the leaf and the feather I decided to just do the spines and a little bit of the veins- but not the outer edges of the design, as I didn’t want the quilting to compete with the fabrics too much.

After I had a very thin bead of glue on top of the stitching I went back with an Q-Tip and smoothed the glue down flatter so my stitches wouldn’t just disappear under the glue.  I left it to dry overnight and then foiled the next morning.

I laid the Deco Foil Transfer Sheet on top of the glued areas and gently rubbed until the foil had transferred.  I ended up getting just that little touch of sparkle that I was after and am very pleased with the results.  I will be using this trick again in the future for sure!


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1 Comment on Enhancing your Free Motion Quilting with Deco Foil

  1. Sandy Wootten
    March 31, 2016 at 4:52 pm (5 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try out the Deco Foil, It looks so fun