How To Iron Pellon

As I’m finishing up these farmer’s market bags, based on the Fresh Lemon’s design again,

Farmer's Market Bags
Farmer’s Market Bags – photo by robwagpdx

I thought I’d share my Pellon epiphany.

Stabilizers and I have our moments. I think you have to get a ‘feel’ for them. Er, I think I have to get a feel for them. I think I’m getting it. Steam-A-Seam, I press for a long, long, long time. Think…slow roasting a marshmallow. Takes time to make it gooey and sticky. Pellon on the other hand is more of a quick, hot steam…but not too quick…but the great thing with Pellon, so far, is that I can flip it over and see how I’m doing.


This helps me get a feel for it and how I’m doing. I’m getting better.

Good thing Oh, Fransson! has put up this bag with a pattern tease.

I will be getting that pattern and obsessing over that next.

BTW, while I’m on the topic of the incredible Ms. Elizabeth Hartman, if you go to her blog and pour over her posts and books, you can see why I’ve signed up for her two upcoming classes at Modern Domestic.

So, when I mentioned upcoming classes, it makes more sense now, huh? There’s a LOT of other classes at MD that I’d like…but it’s a bit of a trek for me from deep SE PDX to NE PDX and child finagling, so this was a good leaping off point. I need to observe/learn some more FMQ and I’ve not done text quilt blocks…that’s going to be fun.

The art-cycle class would be fascinating and I would love the quilt frame basics class…but I think I’ve got enough on my plate for now. Oh, and I want to get the new pattern released from Colette at MD this week too…, yeah, that’s enough.

2 Replies to “How To Iron Pellon”

  1. I never had the desire to make anything other than quilts until this week, but now, thanks to you and Elizabeth Hartman, I want to make a bag. She is my blog hero, and I covet her new tote so hard. I’m so jealous that you live close enough to take classes from her.

    In the meantime, I might attempt a Farmer’s Market bag. Your tips make interfacing and three dimensions a little less scary.

    1. I went in to Modern Domestic today and chatted up the owner. She’s taken the FMQ class I signed up for and loves Elizabeth as a teacher. I’m so excited. I need more practice. Your quilting is so pristine…I’m not there yet! I need help!

      Oh please do! Then we can do the Elizabeth Hartman bag together!!

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