"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Skill Builder sampler block, needleturn applique.

My first finish for the New Year is this block for the Skill Builder sampler. Leila posted links on her blog to a number of You Tube videos, demonstrating different techniques for applique, other than fusing fabric pieces on to a background fabric, then stitching around the edges. It was interesting to have a go at them all, but I think I'll stick to fusible webbing! I couldn't find the required freezer paper in any supermarket around here, but finally got a piece at Darn Cheap Fabrics in Heidelberg. The salesgirl told me they imported a roll of it from the USA and sell it here by the metre. I paid $1.10 for a metre. If I ever need a lot of it, I'll ask one of my kind bloggy friends in the USA if they would like to swap a roll of their freezer paper for a box of Tim Tams! Any takers??

1 comment:

Miss 376 said...

I have a lot of these to catch up on, I'd better hurry up as it will all start again too quickly