Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sewing with Vynal..... tutorial

vynal... a great product if you know how to use it....  This product can stick on the sewing machine bed,  but....

If you use tissue paper or scotchguard tape to slide this along the machine bed it is much easier.  Also put scotchguard tape along the edges of the needle plate alongside the feed dogs not over them as you will not be able to sew properly...
Another helpful item if you have this is the supreme slider a teflon sheet that sits over the machine bed to help your quilt slide. You can also buy teflon sewing feet now.

 Hold the pieces of vynal up and away from machine also so they do not stick on the sewing bed, placing tissues under the vynal will help this, also a teflon sheet as discussed above.

Here are some ideas for using vynal.  Handy in pockets so you can see what is in there and also to show off the beautiful fabrics you sometimes hide with fabric pockets!

Have some fun trying this product out.  It has some great uses.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016 and a Happy New Year for 2017

As the year comes to a close we all like to assess what we have achieved over the past year and what we would like to achieve in the year ahead...

I say where has the year gone, it has proceeded faster than I expected and therefore I am happy with my achievements with my sewing and classes..

Just remember if you have your health, family and happiness life is good....



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A finish for 2016 jelly stars

It's finally finished binding found and sewn on and down woohoo! Isn't it great to get finishes before the new year.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Light pad cover fun

I hold project days once a month and the ladies requested a light pad cover, therefore I devised this for them, I am however going to put a handle on this, but have yet to get around to it.
Attaching fusible to the wool hexagons. 

Having fun placing the colours.

Quilted through the hexagons to hold on to the coloured hexagons and hold the batting to the lining.

Binding put on.

A pocket at the back for the recharging cord.

Thanks for visiting happy stitching 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Flower garden progress

Hi bloggers, 
Where has the year gone think we make ourselves busy each year just realised haven't blogged for a long time,
I have been busy with life kids and home...
I have however been continuing with Kim mcleans flower garden progress is slowly happening ..

Also I have added another project this year BOM "FOXLEY VILLAGE"

I am doing my best keeping up just two months behind...

Monday, August 29, 2016

Snuggle quilt

Its time to get back to the snuggle quilt designed by Anni Downs, this was started for my 1st daughters 21st, alas it  Was put away and now as she is turning 23 she has been asking about the progress. It's half done and as it is just piecing it is relatively easy but a bit boring in the sewing department.  But my push this year is to get some of those projects out of the way.  Do you find it hard to contain yourself and not start a new project, I certainly do with lots of plans in that head of mine, however I am being disciplined.

Happy stitching thanks for visiting

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Yum! Jelly Stars and Pickles

The Jelly Stars  is finally together and back from the quilter... Binding ready to put on but I have lost the border fabric that I was going to bind in... I'm sure it will turn up ...

I think they all think they had a part to play in making this quilt 

Quilted circles look perfect with this.

With the Pickledish I liked the look of the full piece of fabric in the middle inserts instead of the cut pieces having seams that do not always meet in the middle..  I think I need one more row before I put the border on?  What do you think a border or not?

I am quite pleased with the ease this jelly star quilt has come together..  An easy quick quilt with the look of difficulty.... The pickle dish was a fun quilt to make a lot of work but worth the effort...