|Who knew that pins and needles could look so cool? 😉|
Sorry for the sewing freeze around here! I’ve been sort of out of sync with my projects for the past weeks- I still need to balance my to avid interests: Sewing, Designing, and Homemaking. Lately I’ve had little spurts of inspiration driving me towards the three, causing me to love, love, love doing one… and the other two sit on the shelf until I get into them again, if you know what I mean 😉 Sometimes I just need to push myself into it, get back in sync… back into the swing of things…
Or in this case…
A Basting Session! Yay! (well… not really) 😛
You might recall a certain quilt skirt that I posted on months ago. Well, a few weeks ago, I pulled that back out of the sewing rack on which it had been hanging ever since June, and started my next step: Flat basting the lining to the quilt part of the skirt, (AKA, basting the lining to quilt so as to prevent any shrinkage or shifting on the linings part). That didn’t go so well with the first few pieces.
Stitch-note: When flat basting, Never baste in the car where there is a great amount of jolting, and hardly a flat surface on which to work! And never try to flat baste without ironing the pieces first so as to prevent any wrinkles that may flaw your basting, and cause your fabric to not lie flat.
The two things that I didn’t do… 😛
At least hand basting is easier to take out than machine basting! 😉
So, after finding that my work didn’t achieve the goal I was after, (bubbly lining underneath smooth quilt) I took out my previous stitching and began anew.
Stitch-note: Flat basting is a great way to use the scanty amount of thread left on your spool after quantities of sewing.
Out came the old spool of 100% polyester thread (not that we typically use anything else ;), the beeswax to keep the thread from knotting up, and pins to keep the panels together as the seamstress worked.
Smoothly did the needle fly through the fabric; corner after corner proving less tiresome of work as her hands came closer to the end…
Hopefully in my next post you’ll see some production around here! 😉
The Little Whispering Birdy
What sewing projects are you up to?