Crystal Help

No, I haven’t gone all new age. Honestly. I haven’t. I just have some questions for any of you who have used Swarovsky hotfix crystals in any projects.

This summer at the AQS show, I purchased a crystal kit. The woman from whom I purchased it said the crystals would stay on even through washing. She added that the jacket she was wearing was 8 years old and none of the crystals had come off yet. At the time, the only project I was considering using them on wouldn’t have gotten constant use and laundering, but now…

I’m considering adding some crystals to a Christmas gift. It is something that might get washed somewhat regularly, but not as regularly as an article of clothing. So…

Do any of you have any experience with this? Do they really stay on pretty well? Any suggestions to make my experience more successful?


Thanks for the Help!

Just to keep you up to date, it has been almost unanimous on Twitter, Threadbias, and this blog that the checkerboard setting looks like it will go better with the original Nine Patch Lattice quilt. So, that is what I’ll go with.

Thank you, all of you who sent me suggestions and shared your opinion.

Now I am just waiting for my Fat Quarter Shop order to be sure I have enough fairy frost for the new setting.

One of the things I like about this setting is that I can maybe eliminate some of the strip sets that are a little darker since I need fewer of those blocks. I will be looking forward to assembling this soon and maybe even machine quilting it myself, although my original plan was to have it done by a longarmer. I guess we’ll see what I decide once it is assembled!

Anyway, thanks for all the help!