Yesterday morning I got busy cutting my bias pieces for my vines. I found my Clover bias stem maker only to find I didn’t have any of the iron on fusible that you can use with it – it will iron the vines right down where you want them and most times hold it in place pretty good while you are sewing – sometimes you need to add a little bit of fabric glue to hold it in place. I will check Hobby Lobby today and see if they have it – I’m not sure if I ever saw it at Wal-Mart but if they don’t have it I will run in Wal-Mart to check.
I’m using the 3/8” inch bias maker for the vines so cut the strips 3/4” wide.
I use a large cutting mat that I have that is ancient and has some grooves cut into it from years of use but they have good lines to follow for lining your fabric up to cut bias strips. I have a link on the side bar under tutorials on the Clover Bias Stem Maker if you are unfamiliar with.
Here I am holding the fabric up so you can see all the lines you have to chose from.
When I got done with that I got the accuquilt die out for the hexies and got more neutral hexies cut out and put in the box – I was down to mainly the blue/white strip and a couple others – had to get more ready and will thread baste for a couple days to get the box full.
This is what Handful of Scraps looks like now with the partial side done.
Close up of that area – you can see I was having to use a lot of the blue/white strips – I needed more pieces! Linking to Em’s Scrapbag today and Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts and MCM#87 Cooking Up Quilts .
September 4th only – Craftsy is offering all of their 1,200+ classes for free. That is right you can sign up with your email address and join them for a one day free access to all on line classes. I’m not sure how it will work but if you go to the link above or in the picture below it will take you to the Craftsy site and you will find out all the information. There are a few classes that I have been looking at and I guess this is a good time to do a bit of look over and see if I like them enough to buy them so I can watch as much as I want if I can’t learn it all in one day!!