Friday, December 13, 2013

Finish It Up Friday

My finishes with week include sashing and block for the Quilter’s Scrapbook.  It is coming together so nicely.  It may not look like much farther than the last time….but some cutting and pressing is going on for the next steps.
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Just a tip or two for pressing in general.  Some pieces for this quilt are small (remember 1 1/2” squares”")….when working with small pieces starch your fabric prior to cutting.  The less your fabric moves around the better the sewing and matching of points.  Steam can either be your friend or your enemy.  If you give steam and a heavy hand on the iron your pieces will warp.  To keep your strip sets straight, pull out a ruler, press where you think straight is and confirm and adjust as needed.  It is better at this step to have things straight than fight with them later.  This is a great step for television or talking with friends. 
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Stop by Crazy Mom Quilts and look at the other finishes today, Friday the 13th.

Just Another Quilter


  1. This looks great! Good tips about small pieces. I love starch!

  2. Oh your quilt is progressing beautifully! It is a wowser!

  3. I love the pixelated feel of this quilt top. So cool.

  4. Thanks for the tip. I love the pixelated look - looks like code stamp.

  5. I love the sashing! This is going to be so amazing. Thanks for the tips. I have Best press but I usually remember it after the fact. Need to keep it on the ironing board.