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Diva Katz*

Diva Katz - The Fab Three

Links to each collection can be found at the bottom of this page

I’ve been wanting some long tall kitties for a long time. When I ran across this artwork I knew these were it.

These will be great in so many projects. I wanted mine on my tops and tunics. But a quilted banner with all three on the bottom (w/o the lettering) and Cat Lady in the top comes to mind. Includes a Cat Lady Bonus*

Diva Katz Trio Design – 11 inches tall including their head gear

Because I wanted these on some very lightweight cotton jersey tunics, I used organza for the applique fabric and 1 lightweight cotton floral print. Almost all of the embroidery is located on the applique fabric with very little on the knit fabric itself. Therefore, I decided to use water soluble stabilizer on top and bottom instead of the usual cut away on the back.

Diva Katz on Lightweight Knit Tunic – 11 inches tall without any head gear

The appliques turned out very soft and drape with the fabric. I thought I would need to add a layer of light weight fusible to the backside to keep the embroidery threads from scratching me but nope, didn’t scratch me. Maybe because of the very fine embroidery bobbin thread I use?

Available in 4 Collections

3 collections – all different designs – with an ‘Everything Collection’ that has all of them

Each individual collection includes the bonus cat lady design

*Included in all sets is the BONUS ‘Cat Lady’ design – just in case you want to make a cat lady quilt banner to go with the Katz.

Diva Katz Bonus Cat Lady Design with Butterfly Background

The Eyes Have It

Diva Katz
Diva Katz
Diva Katz
Diva Katz

Notions

  • Organza Applique Fabric or other lightweight fabric – I used both
  • Jersey Needle – size 10 for lightweight knits – This is what I used for my knit tops
  • Topstitch Needle – size 12 for woven fabrics
  • Water soluble stabilizer 2 pieces (1 top and 1 bottom) to fit the hoop – Aqua film or Badgemaster clear water soluble stabilizer
  • Background fabric or garment (woven or knit) – I used very lightweight cotton jersey garments from J Jill
  • Wonderfil #80 prewound bobbins or #100 cone bobbin thread
  • Madeira Polyneon embroidery threads – I used black, rose pink, and pink. For eyes I used gold, 2 shades of green (about 2 shades apart), two shades of aqua blue (about 2 shades apart), black, and white.

See below for further details.

Diva Katz 9 Inch Collection

Diva Katz 11 Inch Collection

Diva Katz 8×11 Inch Trio Collection

Diva Katz (I want it all) Everything Collection (a 46% Savings)

*Thanks to Mari Martin for a clever name for this collection of ‘katz’.

“People under seventy and over seven are very unreliable if they are not cats.”

― Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet


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