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Got leftover selvages? If you quilt or sew with 100% cotton fabrics it will not take you long to have a whole pile of ‘em. I often incorporate mine into my quilt blocks or borders, but made by ChrissieD turns hers into fabric. Brilliant! She takes you step-by-step how to do it. Get the tutorial.
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Part 2- Fabric
So what do you need to know about fabric as a beginner??? Who, What When, Where, How?
Let’s start with a How! How do you understand what these people are talking about?…….Terminology: In quilting there are A LOT of wierd words like fat quarter(not body part), WOF(barking dog?-no), and UFO(no aliens required)! I have made a Sassy Dictionary for beginners HERE. Check it out to get familiar with the terminology used.
What is fabric?
Basically fibers woven together to form a cloth. Fibers run up and down and side to side ...
It *is* super cute! The bright colours chosen for the trim really set off those selvedges nicely. I have another ...
The inspiration for this block came from Tallgrass Prairie Studio, but having just made a selvedge string block for Alex in the QCA bee #4 group, I really liked the way Pleasant Home constructed their block using single sided interfacing. So here's my take on a selvedge spider web block:
13" square of single sided fusible interfacing
A fat quarter or approx 20cm x WOF "Light Grey" Prima Homespun (from Spotlight)
Cut the 13" square of interfacing in half diagonally to create two HSTs. Fold each triangle in half and finger press ...
I've had this little moleskin journal floating around for while and I've been thinking about adding some strips of washi tape to add a little color. I rounded up my washi tape and then I thought of all the pretty fabric scraps that I have and started wishing I could find a quick easy way to use them instead. Hmmm? How to turn fabric into washi tape? I thought I'd seen someone online use double stick tape but of course it wasn't in my drawer. (Someone in my house loves to tape her art work up ... read more