*I don't have to pay as much attention while I am sewing because I don't need to follow a line.
*I like seeing how the finished product is going to look as I sew.
*I am faster at it than I am with needle turn.
*Most of all, I enjoy it!
Has anyone noticed that the new freezer paper is a lighter weight than what we used to get?
Something I will do from this episode is a new to me way of making bias stems. I don't know why everyone isn't doing it this way. It was fast, easy and I can make bias stems in any size without burning my fingers on those bias bars.
Simply start with a bias edge on a piece of fabric, fold it over a little less than 1/4" and press. Fold it again to make the size of stems you want and press. Baste down the center and cut from the main piece leaving the basting intact. You don't have to be neat as you trim! I used those fancy applique scissors I never use and they worked perfectly!
Next up...I am going to learn to hand quilt without a hoop. I am just getting my materials together for this one and can't wait to show how I do!
So what else has been taking up my time?
We have been harvesting yellow beans, golden beets, red onions, carrots, kohlrabi, peppers and soon we'll have corn and summer squash!