Thursday, February 24, 2011

More info for seam matching

The method I talked about yesterday works best if you have an extension table like this acrylic one I show here or have your machine down in a cabinet with an insert around it.  You need to keep this flat as you ride it to the machine and without an extended flat surface it may not work for you.  A lot of machines today only have 2" or less of flat surface in front of the needle.

I finished sewing the last third of the Trip Around the World but was too tired to press it and attach it to the other 2/3 last night.  Maybe I'll have a photo tomorrow.

I was searching in another drawer last night and found this bag of 1" wide plaid strips.  I know I had cut them for paper piecing over 15 years ago.  Now I may have to make some teeny tiny log cabin blocks out of them.

11 comments:

Maria said...

Have fun making your teeny tiny log cabins.

Sewing Junkie said...

Oh you lke the challenge. Something to do when we are stuck inside with more snow on the way.Chris

frebblebit said...

Hi, Wanda!

I was thinking about your Trip Around the World quilt last evening... Do you press all those seams open, or to one side?

And now that you've mentioned paper piecing, do you use special paper for that? I'm wondering if one could use ordinary graph paper, or whether someone makes tissue paper with lines printed like graph paper. (I'm not fond of paper piecing, but sometimes it's the right method for the job.)

HollyM said...

Wow, you really are on a mission to get cleaned out! It is so satisfying.
I've been going through my fabrics slowly weeding out colors that I don't like anymore (darker country colors. I know it would be good to use them for a giveaway quilt, but I found through experience it is just too tedious to work with something you don't like. I will weed them out and give them away to someone who loves them.

Brita said...

Make a Trip Around the World? No Way! Too much sewing, way too intense. So I admired yours from afar. But then I saw your idea for making a Log Cabin from those little plaid strips. I've wanted to make a large LC for years, but always managed to put it aside. Now I think I'm pumped to do this. But talk about lots of sewing -- especially with those itty bitty strips! And I could use those colors that need to be weeded out, like HollyM said. Hmmm. Gotta go rummage.

hetty said...

You're a woman on a mission. I have been cleaning and orgainizing too and I found a bag with 2in. strips that were given to me. Maybe I will have to make another TAW. LOL Have fun with those teeny tiny log cabin blocks!

Char said...

Wow, that will be great. Log Cabin is my favorite block. Can't wait to see them in plaid.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your 'teeny tiny' log cabin blocks. Only YOU would be able to stitch those together.

I see it is 35 degrees in Sandwich today. IT is a high of 9 degrees today.. an Artic front decided to extend our winter.

J~MT

Terri said...

Boy, Wanda, you have a surprise everyday... wish I had secret compartments like yours... I was going to say "I wish I had drawers like yours", but thought that might be too personal!

Julia said...

I am always so impressed with your beautiful workmanship! The green Around The World Quilt is fantabulous! I made up this word when none of the real descriptive words are good enough to explain the greatness of something.

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Wanda, you have lots of treasures hidden away! What fun to find another something to play with. That's another joy of being a packrat. I am one. You just never know exactly what you'll find when you go looking.