Depending on the humidity, your fabric pieces MAY begin to curl. If you plan to leave your project for another day, or maybe transport it from one place to another, then it will be helpful at this point, to carefully slide your project onto a surface that you can place straight pins into. I failed to take a photo of that step, but I wanted to mention it at this time. You may use a padded ironing surface, a sheet of foam board, a piece of corrugated cardboard, or even a cork bulletin board that is covered with one layer of fabric. All of these surfaces can be pinned into with straight pins, and they can all withstand the heat of your iron.
And, what do you see here? The scraps from trimming your pieces! And guess what! I save (hoard?!?….no! ! !) those, too! They are fabric, after all! And they all have tiny pieces of Wonder Under already on them! SO, I plan for all of my tiny to medium-sized scraps to show up in another project one of these days! Wait for it………! :)
Well……it’s time for a change! You may have to scroll back up to see that the middle sections of each butterfly wing sort of blend in with the outer wings! SOooo, I want to put another color there. What you see below, is the process I went through in order to audition a new fabric for those middle sections.
Of course, when I change fabrics, I have to re-trace those four sections. No biggie, right?
This is the fabric I chose for those 4 small sections. I am planning to use the arrows on these tracings, to turn each piece where it will be cut on the diagonal of the fabric. This is not necessary, but that’s just what I want to do this time.
NOW! What do you think? These blue sections make a much better contrast with the yellow sections. But, you know what? They are still not fused, so I could change them again if I wanted to! (But, I don’t!)
At this point, the paper has been removed from the backs of each of the butterfly sections, and the colored sections have been placed back onto the black layer.
And what do I have here?
It’s the paper that was removed from the back of the colored fabric sections of the butterfly! And, can you guess what happens to it? Well, I put it in the trash can, of course! It’s TRASH, for goodness sakes!