My work table is just not big enough for more than one project at a time LOL – right now I have two projects on it. Over flows to the floor and the sewing table.
These are the wash away sheets I mentioned for those that wanted to know. I think you can get them at Hobby Lobby and other places I’m sure, Amazon has them and maybe your quilt shop if you have one? I usually do needle turn applique but with this method the seam allowance is pressed to the back with glue and is turned under already making the applique go faster with the edges already turned under.
To get ready for my applique placement now that I am using the sew ezi table I take the sewing machine out and put the acrylic sheet in it. This acrylic sheet is actually for the smaller table that I have in the closet, I haven’t ordered one that fits this larger table – it would be about 6 inches longer than this one is and give me more room, something to think about but it isn’t needed at this time. I lay my light under it. With the sew ezi table you can order an acrylic sheet that fits in, and a plain white “wood” piece that is the same as the table that makes it a desk – this way you have a table that can be used 3 different ways. Now that I have the bigger table my old pieces for my small table fit it but the bigger table has the pieces longer to make more use of the space – the only problem is the cost of course! I think they charge more than they should for the pieces so I will make due with the smaller ones for now.
I put my paper pattern square on top and tape it down.
I have marked my center although you might not see it. I do not like how this pattern was printed out dark instead of on white – I don’t know why it was done like this – it was expensive and should have been done the best way it could be. I have heard others complain of this as well with the Caswell Quilt pattern.
I have found the center of my fabric and tape it over the template. (one could always trace this onto a white sheet of paper if you find it too hard to see – with the light behind it it is working for me)
Using Roxanne glue I put glue dots on the back of my templates and place them on the fabric square.
I think some of the pieces of this pattern come a little close to the edges for me and I have taken the liberty of moving them here and there and also of leaving off a leaf or other pattern piece if I feel it works better. Although for the upper flower I was supposed to have 6 petals and only cut 5 without realizing it – I didn’t want to prepare another so just rearranged the pieces a little and it works. I am linking to A Quilting Reader’s Garden today and Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Done! it really didn’t take all that long to work this with the pieces all prepared in advance.
a link to my light that I got to use with applique and when traveling. Very inexpensive, less than $10.00 It plugs into the computer or you can use it with batteries. When you plug it in though the light is a little brighter. It folds up or lays flat which makes it very good to use for a light table.
Half way done with the final border on Star Garden – I am hoping to be done with it in a couple days and then get the Floral Fantasy on the frame sometime this weekend.
It has been thought by some that the fabric I am using for my square in a square for Winter Wonderland are mostly solids. That is not so. The fabric line is called “Crazy for Reds” and it is by Minick and Simpson. Here is a photo from the Fat Quarter Shop that shows it. And the link is here if you want to see individual fabrics closer.
Craftsy is having another sale on supplies!! up to 70% off for 3 days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday!! The sales seem to be more frequent lately and if you miss this one there is bound to be another soon. The sale is for more than quilting, all supplies yarn, cake decorating, all of the crafts that they have classes for they have supplies for as well.
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