Saturday, 11 October 2008
My Newest Sewing Skill
I had my Block of the Month quilt class this week and have again learned something new. Three days on and I'm well into my 'homework'. I'm really enjoying the handsewing parts of this quilt, despite my impatient nature that sees me choosing the sewing machine more often than not.
This month we've learned needleturn appliqué. This section of the quilt will be right in the centre and comprises four 12 inch blocks with the appliqué sewn across the top of it all. If any of you has a burning desire to see what needleturn is, I found a great little tutorial here.
The other thing I learned on Wednesday is how to use a bias binding maker gadget. I think that little $12 gem might just find its way into my sewing cabinet very soon! My rare flash of a bright idea was in storing my bias binding so that it didn't become an unraveled unpressed strip of fabric again. Ahhhh those wooden cotton reels I got at the end of last term from school are not just a treasure ~ they're useful to boot! The perfect way to store bias binding.
Now to go and find a picture of a pomegranate to see what colours they are so I can choose colours and continue with my sewing!