Sunday, November 12, 2006
This probably has another name but this is what I call it. It was suppose to be pieced with the background put in like the way a Drunkard's Path is sewed but I just couldn't bring myself to try it with a circle this large - about 10 inches. Finally I sewed it the way I knew how to do. I cut another circle of fabric the same size and sewed the together with right sides together. Then I cut the center of the back and turned it and trimmed it. I also understitched it on the back so it lay very flat. Then I auditioned some lace and thought about cording but didn't have any cord to make it. Finally I just sewed it on with the machine. This machine I keep here here in FL doesn't do much fancy work so I didn't have much choice but I liked this one fine. With four layers of fabric on one side and one on the other, I was afraid of distortion. Then I remembered one of you telling about using either sandwich wrap sheets or old phone book pages for stablizer. I used the phone book pages and they worked fine. Thanks, whoever you are. Do you take all your stabilzer out after sewing? I have seen very old quilts made on newspaper which wasn't removed and hasn't hurt the quilt all these years later. So I just tore off what came off and didn't worry about the rest.