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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Needles & Pins...


....well, it's being held together (for the most part), by pins right now...

But this is a preview of the wool applique cupboard-door quilt i'm finishing up...

(usually, I don't use pins at all!)

I've found, that stapling the applique' pieces to your foundation fabric,
you can move it around better (to the dr.'s appt., a stitch-in, etc...)
because you won't lose any pins and your pieces won't budge!!!


I've invested in a long-arm stapler for this reason...
it works better because it can reach into the middle of your work better...


This cupboard door quilt
(as I've named them, for they're the perfect size to hang on a cupboard door)
will have a hand-quilted, sawtooth border of fabric...
the foundation is homespun flannels, with the motifs
(tulips, stems, leaves & pitcher)
being wool...

I love this look...
it is easy to do, and so warm & cozy feeling!
I will be finishing this up tomorrow, and will post ALL of the new patterns soon...
Promise!

4 comments:

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Very nice pattern! Love the stapler idea too. Thanks for sharing.. Looking forward to seeing your patterns.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful piece, love the design and colors.

Debbie

primitivebettys said...

You are one talented Chickie! :) Love the new piece!

Julie said...

Lookin' good! I love those scissors too! Where can I get myself a pair? I never see scissors like this when I'm out and about. :o(

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