Tuesday, 17 January 2012

A Top Tip From Uttoxeter

Lovely Lyn started a new project, a play mat for her baby grandson. It's to be sheep appliquéd onto fields. Lyn hadn't tried applique before... I think the easiest way is "sticky stuff and blanket stitch"... so that's what we did. This Moda fabric is just perfect as the curly fleece isn't it... The problem came when I was showing Lyn how to do the blanket stitching because we couldn't see the edge of the head on the body... can you see that?...
I pondered what to advise... glasses would have been good for me! ha ha ha... click on the picture and you'll see what Lovely Lyn decided might work... That's the Sew Line air erase-abubble pen!! What an absolutely great tip. Lyn was able to do fabulous blanket stitch following a very visible purple line that will disappear in no time.
This is a hot tip eh? Using air erase-abubble pens to help see blind edges (that does sound a bit daft doesn't it!)... look what a great job Lyn did with her first ever blanket stitch! She went home with a big piece of sticky stuff and everything she needs to complete 9 sheep... Inspired by Lyn's success, Giggly Gillian bought the Moda fabric to make a field of sheep of her very own! More on this project next week.

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