Having finished my 100 Modern Quilt Blocks and decided that I really need them left as
they are so I can teach from each set of ten next year, I returned to my English Paper Piecing.
And that was quite hard as I would have loved to gone off and chosen a sashing fabric
for my blocks and made them up into a quilt right away, but no.
I have been making these stars for months now and have quite a pile made - ready
to make into a single bed quilt or maybe just a generous cot quilt.
These are all made from my collection of 1930s Reproduction fabrics.
I must say English Paper Piecing has had a huge make-over as I am now
using a Sewline Glue Pen to stick the seam allowance to the card. This is so
much quicker than the old way of tacking - I love it. The seam allowance is
easy to lift up when your star is all together.
You can see the seam allowance glue down here. I can take the white hexagon card
out now as that piece is all surrounded, but I leave the other shape in until it
too is surrounded.
Then the stars get joined together with white diamonds. One thing that have learnt
is to sew with a strong thread - I have been using regular Polyester thread
as it is stronger than cotton. The constant rubbing against the edge of the card
as you whip stitch the pieces together can be touch on your thread.
So I also use shorter than usual lengths.
And more and more. A fine needle helps to just pick up as tiny sliver of seam
allowance as you whip stitch.
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