While you wouldn’t want to do this with a quilt you want to cuddle with, crystals and gems can be a beautiful finishing touch for wall and table quilts.
In the following video Laura from Sew Very Easy demonstrates adding gems and crystals to a quilt she made from a holiday panel. Both the design and the metallic threads work beautifully with the sparkling enhancements. However, this technique will be wonderful with many quilt and fabric styles.
To do this you’ll need hotfix crystals or gems plus an applicator tool. The tool heats up and melts the adhesive on the back of the gems so they’ll affix to the fabric.
Both the tool and the gems can be found at craft stores. Or, review the selection at Amazon:
- Hotfix Crystals
- Hotfix Gems and Glass Rhinestones
- Hotfix Applicator Tool (get one with several heads, including a flat one for non-round gems)