Whilst Judy was visiting the store to teach she recommended the use of a Japanese appliqué mat to help trace around templates for hand piecing or English Paper Piecing. They feel a little like suede but finer between your fingers and Judy loves them because they aren't as scratchy as a sandpaper board. If you have not used either a sandpaper board or appliqué mat their job is to secure the fabric so that you can trace around the template without the fabric moving and pulling.
We have them in two sizes - A4 and A3. Please let me stress that they are not for cutting on - I had my stylising hat on for the photo - obviously I need a little more practice.
I think everyone has gone into hiding after Judy's class - which quite often happens.
After 3 huge and very busy days of classes with so much information being absorbed and even more to tempt the eyes it often results in time out. Which of course is different from time away - the girls get so inspired that their new project is all they focus on - so needles to say I am looking forward to seeing the results of all this quite, hard work.
Rowena has been stitching on the centre of her Musuem Medallion
and I have finished piecing my star for the centre of Emma Mary -
If you are looking for a soft and pretty range of fabrics then Regent Street is just perfect and needs to be on your wish list. All the fabrics in this range are cotton lawns, which means they are fine and light - perfect for clothes, quilts, a dilly bag - but for me they are extra delicious as quilt backs. Making your quilt light and silky cool on your skin - so I guess you have realised that I am in love with them - and here they are
We have hand cut fat 1/8 and fat 1/4 bundles......pop in and grab one before they run out the door.
Also arriving in store are these sumptuous florals by Jennifer Paganelli
But if something a little softer and toned down is what makes your heart sing then this little collection of fabrics might be for you
With so many delightful fabrics to tempt I am sure that we will be seeing some of you very soon.....
Until then......happy stitching.........lisa