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Sunday, 5 March 2017
easy miniature quilts
First March Sunday is only half way through and we have had it all - sun, rain, hailstones....yes, it is a miserable Sunday in England.
The first long awaited blossom of new camellia in our garden is here at last,
and the first primula.
Like every spring, it is all there, just waiting...........
You might remember that I have a young stitching friend, my granddaughter.
She is working on her new project, a miniature quilt.
This is an interesting applique method, where you don't actually have to stitch the applique pieces to the background fabric individually (to her great pleasure - impatient youth 😀).
She just arranged her fabric shapes on a background fabric and secured with a temporary fabric glue (using a glue stick), we "sandwiched" her project as usual (wadding and backing), overlaid the top with a piece of fine tulle (you could use very fine organza), and now she is ready to quilt, which she will be doing on her machine, using just straight lines all over.
The tulle keeps the shapes secure, as long as you stitch over every shape at least once.