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    Hey y'all, since being in Canada, I've noticed that a lot of people in this area use that glitter glue paint to seal the edges of their applique, instead of stitching it. I never noticed that before back in the US. I asked someone, and she said that since they don't have dance comps in this area, there's no reason to stitch the edges. There are people up here making regalias like this and selling them for big bucks. My business partner insists that I do that glitter paint stuff, so I do it. I'd much rather stitch it, because it looks nicer, and holds a lot longer. What are your thoughts on this? And have you ever seen it down in the US?
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    It was the big fad about 15- 20 yrs back. I tried it...... don't like it. Won't do it again. I have yet to see someone get the paint/glue on even enough that I could say I like it. It seems it lumps and glumps in spots no matter how careful a person it. There may be someone that can do it out there somewhere..........but I have yet to see it.

    The thing I didn't like about doing it on applique' work is that after a while the paint breaks down...... it will crack and peel. On some fabrics it will cause it to happen sooner. When it does happen....... the applique' will peel up then. And don't even think of washing it!

    All in all ........ I guess I can say I think it's pretty tacky. Taking the time to stitch em down is well worth it in the end. Like they say.... "No shortcuts!"
    "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mato Winyan
      It was the big fad about 15- 20 yrs back. I tried it...... don't like it. Won't do it again. I have yet to see someone get the paint/glue on even enough that I could say I like it. It seems it lumps and glumps in spots no matter how careful a person it. There may be someone that can do it out there somewhere..........but I have yet to see it.

      The thing I didn't like about doing it on applique' work is that after a while the paint breaks down...... it will crack and peel. On some fabrics it will cause it to happen sooner. When it does happen....... the applique' will peel up then. And don't even think of washing it!

      All in all ........ I guess I can say I think it's pretty tacky. Taking the time to stitch em down is well worth it in the end. Like they say.... "No shortcuts!"
      I agree that it looks tacky...I hate putting all that time into some nice applique, and I want to cry when I put the paint on there. But, I do the applique, and my business partner sews the outfits, so I pretty much do what she says. I have that paint stuff on my new dress, its all even, no bumps or bubbles, so it looks nice, but nothing compares to how nice stitching looks. There's one or 2 of the women who make dresses up here that can put it on nice and even and it looks nice, lasts for a long time. Its just not cool how they teach other people to use it too. There's some moms trying it out here, and like on flowers, the petals peel up and curl because the heat and bond stuff let go, and the paint didn't hold. Crazy.
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      • #4
        I would ONLY use the fabric paint on something made with Heat and Bond which is a bear to sew. I try to use one of my drafting stencils that will make an even line just so wide, but it's still impossible to get it even.

        Other than that, I agree that it looks super tacky, doesn't hold up, and it's just easier in the long run to sew it.
        ...it is what it is...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wyo_rose
          I would ONLY use the fabric paint on something made with Heat and Bond which is a bear to sew. I try to use one of my drafting stencils that will make an even line just so wide, but it's still impossible to get it even.

          Other than that, I agree that it looks super tacky, doesn't hold up, and it's just easier in the long run to sew it.
          Dittos on the "tacky" looking ladies! I would not purchase an outfit that was done this way.

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          • #6
            I can get it even too without the glops, but I don't like it at all. Oh wait.. I don't use the glitter glue though.. I use those fabric paints that come in the bottle. Last time I used it though I did'nt use it to hold down the fabric but to put a 3D effect in wings of my dragonflies for this shawl... Also gave it that stained glass look.

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            • #7
              BlackBear that is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
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              • #8
                Thanks! it was one of my favorites to make!
                Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=Blackbear]I can get it even too without the glops, but I don't like it at all. Oh wait.. I don't use the glitter glue though.. I use those fabric paints that come in the bottle. Last time I used it though I did'nt use it to hold down the fabric but to put a 3D effect in wings of my dragonflies for this shawl... Also gave it that stained glass look.
                  [QUOTE]

                  Oh yeah, when I said glitter glue I mean fabric paint. The fabric paint that has glitter in it. lol
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                  • #10
                    to applique or not to applique that is the question

                    we are not here to judge another ones work, or are we is that why the creator put us here. i respect any dancer for who they are and for the regalia that they wear. a regalia is to be proud of and should be worn that way. if a person is wearing a regalia that means someone took the time and the love to make it for them. we all run under limitiations in this hectec lifestyle. moms work,dads work,grandmas work, children play. instead of stating (tacky its tacky to tack someone else) we are all firstnations brothers and sisters here. if someone could use some pointers then offer some kind words on how to make a regalia stronger. preference is preference. vocalizing negativities is kinda nasty. turn it around and send out good vibes. maybe some people use glue because they don't have a sewing machine or serger. i like applique and the time it takes to make it. i love wonder under and iron on adhesives. a little trick if you use a angular shape applique peice or border instead of zigzaging it down use a peice of wonder under and a half inch or three qauter inch satin ribbon which you fuse to the outside of your applique and sew on either sides of th ribbon which locks your applique down and adds a nice finish to your work.attaching a border along your applique looks so sharp. or try cuttin up your ribbon and then sewing it together with multi colored ribbon pieces so insted of one color ribbon border you now have a beautiful rainbow colored border around your applique.or use that sequence that is on a string in rows and stitch it along your applique that looks quite nice they have that new square sequence in a row stuff you buy at material stores it finishes edges nicelythere are so many little tricks we can all do to make our regalias beautiful. all you need to do is ask or offer. all my relations over and out.

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                    • #11
                      Holay! I think she just said one technique that she tried and disliked is "tacky" she wasn't personally slamming anybody and saying their outfit looks like cheesebot here?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Wakalapi
                        Holay! I think she just said one technique that she tried and disliked is "tacky" she wasn't personally slamming anybody and saying their outfit looks like cheesebot here?
                        LoL nope I wouldn't slam anybody on it, I mean come on, I have that glitter paint stuff on my new dress right now, so I'd be slamming myself right? Just asking who else uses it, or has seen it, or any other ways people hold down their applique. I even use that glitter fabric paint on outfits people order, I guess people up here like it? I dunno, they're pretty new to powwows up in this area. This weekend I was at a powwow here, and almost everyone that had applique on their outfit had that fabric paint on there. So, since I keep seeing people around here, just wondering if there's people in other areas that use it as much as they do here....aaaanywayz...no one is slamming anyone!
                        TARHEEL BORN, TARHEEL BRED, WHEN I DIE I'LL BE TARHEEL DEAD!

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                        • #13
                          He was talking about me...........

                          we are not here to judge another ones work, or are we is that why the creator put us here. i respect any dancer for who they are and for the regalia that they wear. a regalia is to be proud of and should be worn that way. if a person is wearing a regalia that means someone took the time and the love to make it for them. we all run under limitiations in this hectec lifestyle. moms work,dads work,grandmas work, children play. instead of stating (tacky its tacky to tack someone else) we are all firstnations brothers and sisters here. if someone could use some pointers then offer some kind words on how to make a regalia stronger. preference is preference. vocalizing negativities is kinda nasty. turn it around and send out good vibes. maybe some people use glue because they don't have a sewing machine or serger. i like applique and the time it takes to make it. i love wonder under and iron on adhesives. a little trick if you use a angular shape applique peice or border instead of zigzaging it down use a peice of wonder under and a half inch or three qauter inch satin ribbon which you fuse to the outside of your applique and sew on either sides of th ribbon which locks your applique down and adds a nice finish to your work.attaching a border along your applique looks so sharp. or try cuttin up your ribbon and then sewing it together with multi colored ribbon pieces so insted of one color ribbon border you now have a beautiful rainbow colored border around your applique.or use that sequence that is on a string in rows and stitch it along your applique that looks quite nice they have that new square sequence in a row stuff you buy at material stores it finishes edges nicelythere are so many little tricks we can all do to make our regalias beautiful. all you need to do is ask or offer. all my relations over and out.


                          Yeah........ I was talkin about technique. I also know the one that started this thread and she does have a sewing machine as she stated "I'd much rather stitch it, because it looks nicer, and holds a lot longer. "

                          This is what I said about "tacky" ......
                          The thing I didn't like about doing it on applique' work is that after a while the paint breaks down...... it will crack and peel. On some fabrics it will cause it to happen sooner. When it does happen....... the applique' will peel up then. And don't even think of washing it!

                          All in all ........ I guess I can say I think it's pretty tacky. Taking the time to stitch em down is well worth it in the end. Like they say.... "No shortcuts!"
                          I still stand by that...... when it's been on for awhile ..... it starts lookin really tacky and when it's blobbed....... really tacky. That's just my opinion.

                          Do you realize you "vocalized negativity" about my post? That was a bit "nasty" wasn't it?
                          "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mato Winyan
                            Yeah........ I was talkin about technique. I also know the one that started this thread and she does have a sewing machine as she stated "I'd much rather stitch it, because it looks nicer, and holds a lot longer. "

                            Do you realize you "vocalized negativity" about my post? That was a bit "nasty" wasn't it?
                            Whew thought I was in trouble again or something lol. I'm always scared of people twisting my words around! Thanks though Mato.

                            Maybe we should like...close this thread before people start reading it wrong and blow up?lol
                            TARHEEL BORN, TARHEEL BRED, WHEN I DIE I'LL BE TARHEEL DEAD!

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                            • #15
                              Hey..... no prob.

                              I hate to close this just because I think there are some people out here with a lot of experience on doing applique's and can offer good tips. I'll keep an eye on it just in case. Not unless you wanna start another one then I can close this. Up to you babe.
                              "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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