More fun with quilling fabric

I made more coils and left them tightly coiled instead of making flowers. Then I turned them into a coil mosaic. I’m still fine tuning this process. The fabric is first treated with Terial Magic (TM) which makes the fabric stiff like paper.

These are the loose coils… aren’t to cool!

The trick is to use the right amount of glue (glue sticks haven’t worked for me). I am using regular white Elmer’s School glue. The glue needs to make the fabric moist enough the stick to itself. The moisture in the glue will cause the TM to be removed in the area the glue is applied (just a dot) but that is good because then the glue will allow the fabric to stick to itself. Once it has dried (only take a few seconds) the fabric will be stiff again in that area. For the coils with the pink and yellow light centers I glued two different fabrics together. The light centers are fabric I hand painted but the darker fabric is just a mottled, multicolored piece I dyed using Procion MX dyes. Cutting into 1/8″ strips. The multicolored fabric caused the color change in the darker coils. I really like the contrast in the coil where I started with the very light fabric.

Quilled fabric coils applied to a ceramic tile

I have always made mosaic art by cutting glass, tiles, or paper. This is my first project using treated fabric and I know I will be making more and adding them to my other fiber art. I hope you will give it a try, it’s a blast!

By Ann Scott

I started sewing and designing using fabric, thread, and paper when I was a child. I taught myself to make quilts, at first not following the "rules," then watched some experts, learned the rules, and made many hand quilted and appliqued quilts. I spent years focusing on miniature landscape quilts. Now I am a fiber and mixed media artist and that encompasses everything I have a passion for. I have taught, lectured, and my work have show nationally and internationally, some pieces have been published.