Headsup.. I got weepy around the 33 minute mark..
That title isn’t what you’re thinking.. so before you run away screaming, let me explain that it’s a reference to glitter.. ya know, glitter is the herpes of the crafting world. It is incredibly easy to spread, and you can never get rid of it.
In the re-recording of this episode I totally forgot to talk about repairing old quilts.. derp derp derp… I forgot last episode too!! so let me just explain here. This quilt came into the shop and looked as if it had been washed.. vigorously. The seam allowance were worn away to nothing in some areas. The sashing fabrics were very thin and fragile. I couldn’t just sew up the holes and then quilt it. The puckering was beyond troublesome. I called the owner and gave her the option of having me take it apart and rebuild it. I found fabrics in the shop that were very close in colour and value to replace the sashing. Before sewing it all back together, I used French Fuse on the back of the applique blocks to stablize them. I then trimmed them all to the same size.. 15″ x 22″
I am also working on another repair that is a machine applique Overall Sam quilt. I don’t have a picture of it, but I do have some advice.. It has a zigzag stitch holding down the appliques and some of the pieces are completely missing. I am hand appliqueing replacement pieces right up to the line of the red zigzag stitching that is still in place. It’s a perfect blend and hardly noticeable. If you are replacing appliques pieces on an already finished quilt, I recommend taking it over to a lightbox and tracing pieces to fit right into those spaces.. Don’t use original templates that may have been used when the quilt was made. This quilt has the original ones in a bag, but most of them do not match up.. whether that’s from shrinking and washing or simply a novice quilter’s skills, I don’t know. But the best way to get a good match to is to trace the space you need to fill.
Here’s my battle wound… please remove straight pins before giving a quilt top to your longarmer.. !
Here’s a pic collage of the art collage quilting class!
Here is the quilt I donated to the kids’ art club fundraising. It is quilted with a gorgeous blue and yellow variegated thread.
I know I am forgetting something… but that is what they make the edit button for.
I will post pics of the first raffle quilt, along with more info on how to buy tickets very soon.
Thanks for listening!