Sunday, May 24, 2015

One less move

There is one question I am always asked. How long did that take ? 
Like I want to know , right ? 
The other fav. answer is FOREVER! 
My brain sees shortcuts everywhere. Just drive with me anywhere (;-0 ) and I will take you down a new path. This is my shortcut for cutting half square triangles. For those who stumbled here by accident a half square is a quilting unit  , a square comprised of 2 triangles of fabric , generally half dark and half light , though not always. 
Back to the quilters, if your pattern calls for 600 half squares you may be interested in my "one less move" tutorial. If nothing else , I learned how to made a video with my phone ( yes it's less that 7 seconds) and how to add music to said video. The camera work is thanks to dd , as I am shaky when I am both the camera man and the quilter. 
Next , we have to work on getting my feet out of the scene.

 Trim the 1st edges sparingly , nothing worse than chopping off too much at this stage . 

Sliding move with the ruler. 
Cutting to 2.5" 

One down , 599 to go. jk , I am not making that many. 
Sew Something today !

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sew Something

Sew Something @ the Farm
Starting in June , June 3rd and 17th 1pm until... 

We had a dry run this week. 

 The 1st Sew Something was sewing bags out of feed bags. While I welcome anyone , anytime, that wants to come and sew those , that won't be the focus again for a 
"Sew Something". 
I have 3 sewing machines , and all manner of supplies so you are welcome to bring something to sew or just come and do whatever with me. I see this as an opportunity to explore some techniques that I have been putting off for years , like Sun Printing , getting back into dyeing fabric , screen printing and dabbling in soy wax batik. I also plan to actually be sewing too , 
hence the name 
" Sew Something " 
My plan for June 3rd is to sew my sun printed piece into a quilt banner. 
The time is 1pm -4pm or longer , I'm not going anywhere.   If you work or just want to come later , Wed evenings, 6pm - 8pm  , we can't sun print but other than that, the sky's the limit. I am also open to another evening night , I know Wed. is a church night for lots of people. 

 If you would like a direct email about Sew Something , shoot me an email . 
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