Saturday, July 28, 2012

Texas Flag Quilt

I've been sewing. I still have to appliqué my star on but I love how this turned out.

60in x 90in.

4 shades of each color. 1/2 yard of each shade. 15 rows in each color.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Some things just don't work, at first.

Sometimes when I'm sewing I have great ideas! My head is full of thousands of brilliant masterpieces. Here is one that I failed at. I sewed this beautiful stretchy ruffle fabric onto wonderfully soft minky. They both stretch. I didn't use my walking foot. So the finished product isn't perfect. It's edges don't lay flat. Next time I know better.

It is for sale. Email

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cheat on that casing!

So you're making something that involves threading elastic or other material through a casing or tunnel. It's so tedious to sit there and push the elastic through little by little. Here's what I do.

1) Buy a bundle of elastic. Measure and mark your elastic at your desired length. Make an arrow so you know which side is the correct length.
2) Pin the elastic onto your fabric.
3) Sew the casing with the elastic inside, leave your usual opening. Be sure not to sew over the elastic!
4) Pull the excess elastic until you find your mark.
5) Stitch together, cut excess, and close!