There are so many new quilters out there! It ain't your grannies sport any more! Quilting has taken a new turn amongst the young at heart. Quilt patterns and fabric alike have leaned towards the Nouveau and are alot more like modern art.
So I thought I would dedicate Tuesdays to tidbits! It might be something you already know, something you’re seeing for the first time, something you knew but forgot you knew, perhaps even something you think is too basic to mention. Whatever it is, I hope what small morsel of insight I have to offer will benefit SOMEONE. (At least one? Pease--just one? ANY one?) Even if it doesn't, just tell me it does- make me feel all good about myself.
Do you hate that icky-pooky mess that you get when you start to sew your first piece of fabric in a sewing session?
(admittedly, I had to recreate this icky-pooky mess and a real one probably looks WORSE)
When you only have the exact amount needed for your pattern, this icky-pooky mess can sometimes create an icky-pooky catastrophe!
Worry not! I am going to teach you to overcome the icky-pooky mess dilemma.
Next, fold them and cut them up in little pieces. Often, these types of scraps are already folded because they are the remaining bits of something you have just cut. It's best to have a double layer though. They can be little or big- I usually go for .75-1 inch square.
Fast forward and hour, a day, a week, a month or a year....... there is that little square. Perhaps covered in dust, but he's still there. Start sewing your next piece right after him. Since you aren't starting a new and the threads have already been "bound off".............
look Ma- no icky-pooky mess! Stitches are nice and even, no holes or bunches or birds nests. Perfect-a-mundo!
Have a tidbit to share? Let us know! Have an issue you need to solve? Let us know and we'll research it!
Hope this helps some one, happy quilting!