Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A walk in the woods almost at an end

I have been making a quilt. The very easiest type, wholecloth.

The fabric is printed in panels and I simply sewed the quilt sandwich by following the edges of each panel.  That being said, it is a bit rough'n'ready.

The fabric is called 'Norwegian Woods', the designer's name escapes me for a moment. The deluge of fabric at the bottom right corner is the binding. I cut straight strips (as opposed to on the bias) joined them with a diagonal seam to reduce bulk at join, and then fed it through a nifty tool which fold the fabric 'sides to middle'. Once the iron is passed over the strip, the tape is formed and ready to sew.

To be honest, my preferred method of attachment is to machine sew one side of the strip along the edges of the quilt, fold it over and then slip stitch in place. This makes an invisible attachment. Bt I paid an exorbitant price for a bias bider attachment gizmo for my Bernina, so I am going to take it for its maiden voyage on this quilt.

OK, that was a v ery rambly post, but at least I have managed to post this week!

1 comment:

  1. Hello!

    It has been a while! I'm glad to see that you're still posting :) Are you still in Zurich? I love the fabric and can't wait to see it fully finished! I must admit I desperately miss not having the space to sew/create that I used to have.

    Best wishes,
    Tash from vintagepretty.org