This month we are going back to simplicity, the string. You know that strip of fabric you are left with and it gets saved if it is bigger than an inch. We will explore cutting them up stitching them to various foundations, phonebook pages, newsprint paper, and water soluble stabilizer. Yes, isn’t that a clever idea not need to rip it out. My picnic quilt was stitched to muslin and I didn’t use batting when I quilted it. Your strings can be neat and straight or be at a diagonal. You can create “fabric” then die cut it into shapes. The possibilities… My favorite tool for this method is my Stripology ruler I have shown this in this series and I hope you have ordered your own. It is a grown up tool but an ever so useful tool, well worth it.
Fabrics of your choice. A foundation material; paper, stabilizer or muslin. Stripology ruler or strip die cutting system. It would be helpful if you brought a complete cutting system and a personal pressing station to avoid lines.
Sewing machine in good working order as well as the manual (for troubleshooting)
Machine tools, screwdriver, lint brush, tweezers…
Specialty Feet, ¼” patchwork, zipper foot, edge foot, walking or free motion foot, class specific of course
Seam Guide & Sewers Edge, to keep a consist seam allowance between machines
Extra needles, universal 80/12 stay in my travel case, or class specific
Good Thread, please do this for yourself, we have all purchased Wal Mart thread and hopefully learned the error of our ways. The machine behaves better, the stitch looks better and the project will indeed last longer with good thread.
Cutting tools, thread snips, scissors, rotary cutter and a seam ripper, we all have to do some reverse sewing sometimes.
Straight pins, flat head and glass head fine are my choices
Marking tool, chalk pencil, air/water erasable pen, Frixion pen, Clover Chako Liner, etc
Clover Wonder Clips
Needle threader, most classroom machines are not our fancy ones that have this feature
Measuring tools, rulers, seam gauge, templates. Class specific
|Skill Level: ||Beginner|
|Instructor: ||Mo Bonner|