All of you crafty people out there....I need your help.

@hazydazy (783)
United States
June 3, 2007 10:52pm CST
OK, I am making a baby quilt for a friend. It is an ocean theme. I am making sea creatures and appliquéing them on. The problem is I just can not figure out what is the best way to do their eyes. I have thought of buttons, but there is the choking hazard. I have thought of embroidery floss, but I can not seem to find a pattern so I have an idea how to go about it. I just don't know. I am kind of at a loss and on a deadline. I would appreciate your input and thoughts. Thanks. DD
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Well I would embroider them on- I don't know what the stitch is called- but you thread the needle- I'd separate the floss-- use 3 strands- Put the needle down into the middle of the eye and wrap the floss around the needle twice- hold onto the thread on the bottom and pull the needle through- You should get a big dot- looking like an eye ball- or if this doesn't work you can always do the basic stitch back and forth to make the eye- Also you could use fabric paint and draw the eye on. I think any of these would look great- Good luck with your quilt!
@hazydazy (783)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Good ideas. Thanks!
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
4 Jun 07
If it were me i would just embrodery them in with black embrodery thread..It can be round eyes,slanted eyes,which ever fits the sea creature.I know allagaters have slanted eyes and fish have round eyes,you might try putting them in with pencil and then embrodery in that shape you draw in with pencil...Thats all i can think of,buttons are dangerous,so are beads so embrodery is all i can think of..
@hazydazy (783)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I think this is what I might end up doing. Thanks!
• United States
4 Jun 07
i was going to suggest a sparkly rhinestone but the same choking hazard applies. what about that t-shirt paint stuff, the kind that dries but is "raised up" from the fabric, cant remember what its called..but it comes in little mini plastic bottles and in bright colors too. you could also use the fabric paint pens..and just draw a basic solid circle within a black circle. here is a link to a site with those paint pens im talking about lol, it says that its machine washable and non-toxic too. http://www.gelstuff.com/fabricpaints.htm note the most original of ideas, but hope that helps!
@hazydazy (783)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I had not even thought of that. Good idea.