3 Dimensional Embellishments
3 Dimensional Embellishments are items that are raised up off the surface of a quilt. There are many types of 3 Dimensional embellishments, such as folded fabrics, beads, buttons, ribbon applique and other trims. 3 Dimensional Embellishments are an additional layer of design.
Benefits of 3 Dimensional Embellishments
Just a few of the benefits of 3 Dimensional Embellishments are:
- Buttons, beads, crystals and other items sewn or glued on top of a quilt add interest and texture to the design.
- Folded fabrics such as prairie points, yoyos or fabric flowers add an unexpected layer to a quilt.
- Ribbons embroidered directly on the fabric can be dimensional and "stand up" from the fabric or be applied in layers adding depth to the finished item.
Tools and Supplies
Based on the embellishment you are using, you'll need the following for 3 Dimensional Embellishments:
- Basic Sewing Supplies
- Beads, buttons, crystals and other embellishments
- Sewing machine
What I Wish I Knew When I Started 3 Dimensional Embellishments
3 DIMENSIONAL EMBELLISHMENTS can add a lot of whimsy to your quilts. Experiment with different items and techniques to let your creativity bloom.
Be sure to match the embellishement with the type of quilt you are making and how the quilt will be used.