Showing posts from August, 2013

Quick Question

Just wondering,
if I make something like a Quilt, Pot holder, Soft Toy, Christmas Decoration.. etc
and if it is also made using my sewing machine, using as little hand sewing as I can *!*
then am I still able to say it is "HANDMADE"?
I've been saying "homemade" but want to say "handmade" but feel like I'm kinda fibbing.. what are your thoughts?

Letting go

Hi everyone, 
A quick post  :) I'm finally putting up some things on TradeMe (NZ's Ebay) that I've been meaning to sell for a while now. I'm trying to make some space in my sewing room. I've got a few more things to add over the next few days so watch this space!
So if you are in NZ check out my listings at this link HERE
Below are some pics of the things you can find!

Take care

I'm not at all biased

So here's the thing, I don't use bias binding...generally
and unless I make a quilt with a curved edge or use a particular patterned fabric that needs the diagonal orientation, I'm not sure you could convince me right now to switch over to using bias cut binding all the time.
For 90% of my projects I make my own binding strips. Its really only small projects like oven mitts etc that I might use pre-made binding on a roll.
Okay so lets back up a minute.   So WHAT IS BINDING? It is the edging around the quilt, it protects and covers the exposed edge of the quilt sandwich. 
The fabric used is really long piece of fabric, usually 2.5 - 3 inches wide, joined end on end until it measures around 15(or so) inches longer than the perimeter of your quilt. Folded over length-ways ready for attaching to the quilt. 
BTW, this is not a "how to" blog post... there are plenty out there, this is just an in depth discussion on it, so please don't take this as a set of instruct…