Hello my lovelies. Winter has definitely hit my little corner of the northeast of England. I personally haven’t struggled too much but only because I live so close to the coast. For some reason which eludes me, it always snows a little bit extra farther inland. Truth be known, I do enjoy watching the snow fall but I’m not so brave driving in it anymore.
In my quest to practice a new skill, I took inventory of the tools I already own, that I can use to do some machine quilting using rulers on my domestic sewing machine. It seems that I have accumulated quite a lot of rulers over the years. So, I guess I have no excuse not to have a go.
I selected a few fabrics from my stash to piece a narrow runner which I plan on laying on the hearth in my living room. Over Christmas I put a Christmas runner on the hearth and put candles on it. It looked so good I decided to make another runner which I can use all year round. My finished measurements need to be 53” x 10”. And I’m planning on keeping this project simple. It’s going to made up of simple strips that I will join together. I’m hoping the result will be a naïve homespun finish. I love anything wonky me.
What kind of sewing tools do we all count on? I stick to basic tools mainly. I do have a few specialty tools in my stash which I always forget about or can’t find when I need them!!! Sometimes its just easier to struggle that search for a tool that truth be known, you can do the job without. These are my go to tools, the ones that I use in the making of all my projects.
You will notice the piece of paper, it’s greaseproof paper which I use to protect my iron and ironing board when using fusible web. I’ve been caught out with gunk on the sole plate of my iron once too often. So, I make the effort to use greaseproof paper whenever I do raw edge appliqué.
It’s a sunny Friday. My washing machine is whirring away and I’ve planned to do a little cooking, some soup, meatloaf and perhaps some peanut cookies too. It’s quite cold again today, making it a great day for comfort food.
Well I guess that’s my story for today. I hope you’re all keeping busy on this third Friday of the new year.
Please pop in again soon.
Until next time,
Let’s all keep stitching