Hello everyone!  This is Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams visiting with you on the blog today! Every year I host a fun challenge on my blog called Project QUILTINGProject QUILTING Is a challenge that gives you a prompt and then ONE WEEK to start and finish the challenge.  I know this deadline sounds insane but I promise it’s doable!

HeatnBond Lite

One tool that helps me add that extra “pop” to so many of the quilts I make for Project QUILTING Challenges is HeatNBond Lite. HeatNBond Lite is truly a game changer.

I’ve used HeatNBond Lite for two the three challenges so far in Season 10 of Project QUILTING.

Hope Springs Eternal

The first challenge was “Hope Springs Eternal” and I made a quilt I called “New Nest”.

New Nest Sketch

I started out my project with a sketch of this bird.  I knew I wanted to raw edge applique this onto the quilt and HeatNBond Lite made that fast and easy!  I just traced the parts I wanted in different colors onto the HeatNBond Lite and fused them right down to the quilt top.

New Nest Quilt by Kim Lapacek

In a few hours – this piece was complete!

Red, White and Blue

The second challenge for Project QUILTING Season 10 was Red, White and Blue.  I went to my go-to quilt pattern – a convergence quilt.

Initial Convergence Quilt Top by Kim Lapacek

Once I had it all together it just wasn’t enough.  I knew I needed to applique some things onto it and HeatNBond Lite made this possible!

heatnbondlite on wrong side of alison glass diving board fabric

I fused a chunk of HeatNBond Lite to the wrong side of the Alison Glass Diving Board fabric.  Once it was fused I was able to fussy cut bits of the fabric out and add it to the quilt.  I also fused HeatNBond lite to whale and sand dollar fabric.  All these little things just made the piece pop.

Octopus's Garden Quilt by Kim Lapacek

Before I knew it “Octopus’s Garden” was finished!

Pixel Play

The current challenge from Project QUILTING is “Pixel Play” and I have a plan that will definitely involve HeatNBond lite.  My fingers are crossed that it looks as amazing on fabric as it does in my mind!

The moral of this post is – if you want to add some fun elements – quick and easy – to your project – be sure to grab your ThermoWeb HeatNBond Lite and raw edge applique away!

1 Comment on Take the Challenge – How HeatNBond Lite Is a Game Changer

  1. Diane R.
    March 8, 2019 at 10:40 am (8 months ago)

    I agree. Heat N Bond Lite is terrific stuff. I’ve been working my way through applique with it ever since I discovered Heat N Bond Lite in an applique class. I used it to add applique to a pieced quilt that just needed a little extra something to make it pop. I’m currently working on a BOM that I’m redesigning from pieced to applique in out of the box fashion. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the challenge!