Sunday, February 14, 2010

Miniature Quilt in Production

When using more than two colours, it's a good idea to use coloured pencils or markers to show placement of colours.

A mini iron set up beside the sewing machine saves a lot of getting up and down to the ironing board. Plus I find the iron to bulky to use with the small pieces.
I have covered a tv tray with Heat resistant padding with a canvas on top. I stapled the fabrics on the underside using a staple gun.

Clothes pins work well to help hold the row of paper piecing together as I baste.
Lots of basting involed, blocks together then rows together. Things shift as you sew on the machine that's why basting is important. I also keep an awl when sewing things together by machine.  I don't pin.
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1 comment:

  1. I love your blocks. Paper piecing is my favorite.