Monday, October 22, 2012

LTRTCWSA - Bottoms Up - 10/22/12

DESIGN WALL MONDAY - 10/22/12
Check out all of us who link up with Judy L. at Patchwork Times on Mondays.
We have some awesome stuff on our walls!
Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))
===


Another episode of -

Leisurely Turtle Race to Christmas with Squirrels Allowed - ;))

Back to the cute little Christmas Stockings -

The pattern is "Bottoms Up!" - (c) 2001 - Calico Moon Handcrafts -

When it came time to stitch the fused toesies and heels -

I chose a plain old blanket stitch -

And after stitching the first heel -


I realized that I really should use something as a stabilizer -

So I pulled out some of my handy-dandy coffee filters -

Folded them in half -

And then in half again -

And cut along the folds -

Then I cut off an outer ring -


The outer ring will stabilize the toesie -

And the center section will stabilize the heel -


One coffee filter for each “Bottom” -

Left foot - right foot - front and back -

That should work - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -



5 comments:

  1. It is hard for me to remember to use a stabelizer, until I get a few stitches in and find that it wants to pucker. Love the idea of coffee filters. Since I do a lot of machine embroidery, I have tons of stabelizers around but when I run out I always have coffee and filters. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Gari - I ALWAYS have coffee and filters, too!! - ;))

      Delete
  2. clever idea to use coffee filters. Do you leave them in or rip it out? I find that filter papers are much stronger than I expected.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Bonnie! To answer your question - I rip out the coffee filters after I have sewn the applique. And I agree - they are MUCH stronger than one would expect. I sometimes even use them as the "foundation" when I foundation paper piece one of my Memory Quilt "hearts". They really are handy little things - ;))

      Delete

I love reading your comments -
they let me know that I'm not just talking to myself - ;))

FYI - I have always restricted comments to “Registered User” - and I have always moderated my comments - and I will continue to do so. I like to read your comments before I publish them - and I DO publish ALL of them - whether you agree with me or not. The only ones that I DO NOT publish are the “buy-me” and "spam" crap.

So - if you want to leave a comment but don’t like your word verification choice - hit the little arrow thingy to the right of the box until you find one that you DO like. I can’t always read them either but word verification is there for a reason and I refuse to be bullied into taking it off - ;))

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...