Make a Quilt Sparkle with Crystals and Gems

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This Special Embellishment is So Easy to Do!

You may have seen quilts at shows with a bit of sparkle added in the form of gems or crystals. It’s wonderful how the light catches them, giving the quilt a whole new dimension.

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.

How to Add Crystals to a Quilt

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:

Click here to watch the video on YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.


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