I also added fancy threads when I was fusing the painted web to the quilt. The stitching helps to keep the threads in place.
Just to show how I placed the threads over and under the fusible before pressing them in place.
Here's a couple of ideas for adding interest to your work as well, these work best on interfacing or stabilizer.
Now here's a project that is quick and fun for you:
Gather up some of the pieces you've painted and cut them into strips. Add a few coordinating fabric strips as well.
Remove the pins and lay over a matching piece of fabric.
Stitch over top of the weaving to catch all the edges. I prefer a diagonal grid pattern, but you can choose any design you like.
Trim all the outside edges and zig zag stitch 2-3 times in a contrasting threads around all edges.
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