Aug 11 09

Playing “Dress Up” With Texture Magic and Thread

Don’t you love how easily you can really jazz up a simple block with some thread and Texture Magic?! I needed to throw a quick quilt together so I could use it to demo one way to use Texture Magic, and I started with a really simple block. The drawing below is what I used to trace my applique shapes with:

I used Wonder Under fusible web and started cutting out shapes; here are my good shapes as well as all the stuff that was cut away and I can use those pieces in another project:

Now here’s what a typical block would look like without Texture Magic or any threadwork…BORING!

Now here’s a block that’s just starting to be developed…it has a center made with Texture Magic (don’t you just want to touch it?!) and the EKG finishing design long the outer edges of the applique shapes…it’s getting more interesting but still not quite there:

Since this is fusible applique and all this threadwork is done within the area of fusible web, no stabilizer is needed; the fusible web acts as the stabilizer. It’s really easy to do all the detailed thread work when you’re just dealing with a block. Here’s a backside of a block once all the thread work was done-notice there is no hint or wisp of a stabilizer remnant!

…and here’s the front side of a block once the thread work has been finished…far more interesting than what I started with!

And completely unrelated, I had a lot of fun stitching this little block design:

It began as this:

…and I just couldn’t stop myself!


  1. SewCalGal Says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Great design, great color, great fabric selection, great quilting. ….and I love the use of Texture Magic. Really sets it off.

    Do you have a pattern to sell for your lovely flower quilt? I really do like it.

    Thank you for sharing.


  2. Hope Says:

    Wow!! That Texture Magic is beautiful. It opens up a world of possibilities. And the feather block is stunning! Thanks for the treat, Patsy.

  3. Sally Bramald Says:

    Inspirational as always!!

  4. Alessandra Says:

    wonderfull. thank you for sharing

  5. Nedra- Cactus Needle Says:

    I love what you have done with the Texture Magic and Thread.
    May I have your permission to show your project on Superior Threads blog? We are featuring projects made with TM every Tuesday called Texture Magic Tuesday. We will place a link directly back to you, and let people know the wonderful work you do.
    If you have any other TM projects in the future, feel free to e-mail pictures to me with a discription to

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  7. sally Says:

    Texture magic…. who knew it would make that much of a difference. The use of it really pops those area out.