wow, you realllly want these fabric bundles – they are bundles of yummyness aren't they? Well Lori has randomly chosen two numbers and I have counted up the comments to find our two winners below – congratulations girls!
what beautiful fabric, love the colours
Posted by: Kylie Hall | November 30, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Just subscribed to your newsletter. I'm excited. Looking forward to 12 days of Christmas Sale.
Posted by: Sue Benson | December 02, 2012 at 10:18 AM
Kylie and Sue, please email Lori with your snail mail address and she’ll pop them in the post or include them in your 12 days orders if you are participating…
Today I have a little tip which I snapped whilst making the Tea for Two quilts before market..
Very often in projects you need to ‘stitch around outside edge leaving a small opening for turning- clip corners, turn through and slip stitch the opening closed’
Well I find that no matter how good your slip stitching is that this method often distorts what was a beautiful smooth curved edge or straight shape to your finished projects. So often instead I stitch around the complete outside edge (without leaving an opening) and then carefully cut a small slit in the back of the project through just the backing layer. Turn the project through this opening and then roughly ladder stitch the slit closed. I then use a circle or piece of Appliqué paper and fuse to the back of another fabric (large enough to cover your slit)
Use a Sewline Glue pen and glue over the edges. Then you can either glue to the back of your project over the slit – or you can cut a matching circle of fusible webbing paper (something like Vliesofix) and fuse it over the slit.
I then slip stitch down the edges of if its on a small quilt do this before quilting and it will be quilted in. This then is the perfect spot for your label! Either use a permanent fabric pen – like a pigma pen – to write your label on, or prepare your label as you normally do before applying it over the slit..
I often use this technique – here’s another example in the Gran’s Christmas Table candle mats and mug coasters.. Leaves me with a perfect shape on the front with no distortion, and a nice extra layer of stabilisation on the back for you mug to sit on.
hope this might come in handy one day for you..
hugs for today