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Sashiko panel: Waterfall

QH Textiles

Sashiko stitch lines are printed in wash away ink on this 52cm by 110 cm colorfast navy blue mid weight 100% cotton fabric panel. Simply thread your sashiko needle with some sashiko thread and stitch over the printed markings. When you are done, wash the panel and the print will wash completely away. Press face down with a steam iron. Designed by Hitomi Fujita.

Note: Just my usual reminder about leaving some looseness in your thread on the back of your fabric. You are putting a lot of thick sashiko thread between the warp and weft threads of the fabric as you stitch. This is going to make the fabric bunch up as the stitching gets more dense. To counter that, leave about a 1/4" (a little loop) of thread on the back every few inches (more where stitching is dense) As you continue to stitch these loops will most likely disappear by by working themselves into the fabric. If they don't disappear, that is good too, they will act as insurance against the bit of shrink that happens in washing and drying over time (Although this fabric doesn't really shrink). 

Use it for a wall hanging, or a runner, or incorporate it into a Japanese quilt design or boro throw quilt.  I can't help but think if you have a long narrow  window, two of this panel would make an amazing pair of curtains!

 




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