Note - these instructions are written in LEFTISH.
If you are right-handed - just reverse the directions.
RIGHT-HANDED quilters tend to sew from RIGHT TO LEFT when sewing by hand.
RIGHT-HANDED quilters also tend to sew AWAY from themselves –
around the TOP - when doing hand-applique.
I am LEFT-HANDED - and I sew from LEFT TO RIGHT.
So – in theory – all I have to do is REVERSE it, right?
Then the questions is - REVERSE WHAT?
We have THREE things that – in theory – could be REVERSED.
- AWAY from myself - reverse to - TOWARD myself
- COUNTER-CLOCKWISE – reverse to - CLOCKWISE
- around the TOP – reverse to - around the BOTTOM
Reverse TWO? OK. But which TWO?
Reverse THREE? OK. But which THREE? (Just kidding! ;))
BEING A LEFT-HANDED QUILTER IS NOT FOR WIMPS!!
Here’s a sample -
the blue is the appliqué -
the muslin is the background
When I tried to sew AWAY from myself -
around the TOP of the appliqué -
I found it difficult to see what I was doing.
As soon as I began to sew TOWARD myself –
around the BOTTOM of the appliqué -
I could see what I was doing and my hand-applique improved immensely!!
Try it - it may work for you.
Talk to you later - gotta go – gotta sew -