Thursday, March 25, 2010
Afterwards we celebrated by going to a local museum and enjoyed a well deserved morning off with a good, healthy breakfast. I will surely miss having her around most mornings, quietly working on her own after an instruction was given with me still being able to do my duties as a housewife. Not many of these students around. Rachel may you light the quilting fires in Botswana!!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Unfortunately I did not get too much leisure time during our PFAFF sew-away but this is the second step in my “no-pins” technique (I do believe I got this from Beth Ferrier’s blog, however I am not sure and wouldn’t like to offend the person coming up with this ingenious idea). Once all the pieces are cut, I would paint spray-starch over the seam allowances and while wet, iron the seam allowances over to the non-glossy side of the freezer paper. This gives me neat, crisp edges and the freezer paper can still be removed easily after the stitching has been done.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
At first I tried to print the Hexagon templates found free on the internet (in any size you want) onto the freezer paper directly but my printer doesn’t take kindly to this waxy paper, so I made one template and traced around this on freezer paper and cut it out.