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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A What Was I Thinking Moment!

Sometimes you do something and afterwards you think "Why didn't I think of that?"

I have been trying a new ways to machine applique. I prefer hand applique but since that is a little hard on my hands now I have been playing with different types of machine applique. I much prefer turned edges so I have tried the apliquick method for this block. I like it except....


I was glue basting my pieces down...I had my light box , the paper pattern and then the background. Here is what happened when I lifted the glue basted block off the paper...



It stuck!!!! Yes, glue can go through your background! I never thought of using some kind of barrier in between. I am thinking I'll try press and seal on my paper pattern for my next block. What do other people do?

I do have a couple finishes too ! This little fall quilt is finally finished. I had been wanting to big stitch it hoping my hands would be able to do that for such a small quilt but no. This is the little quilt that sent my sewing machine to the shop but I finished it on my spare machine and finished the binding this week. It is almost a little late for fall now. We are quickly slipping into winter.


My hexagons are pieced! Now I just have to take all those 3/8" paper out! Once I get at it it won't take long but I'll have to be in the mood! 


And here is a Christmas gift I am able to show. There is a new baby in the family so I made her a Christmas stocking. I originally had a different plan but I decided to use what fabric I had. If I was to do it over I would use a lighter brown for the snowman arms. In person they show up a bit better though! 


And I am still waiting for my sewing machine...They did not find anything obvious for the burning smell so they did a tuneup on it. I had it back for one day but it came back with the tension out of wack so it promptly went back to get that fixed. I'm more than a little frustrated! My tension was perfect when I dropped it off. 

My spare machine is back on my sewing desk so that is where my day will be! 

Happy Stitching! 



3 comments:

  1. Try using an appliqué pressing sheet between your pattern and your background. I was having the same problem as you and now use my pressing sheet. The sheet protects your pattern and wipes right off the pressing sheet with a wet tissue.

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  2. What if you were to use one of the teflon pressing sheets over your pattern? The glue would wipe right off of it. Used on a light box, you could see through to your pattern.

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