Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Catching up with Sue

Sue Daley from Patchwork with Busyfingers was down on Monday and Tuesday to film a DVD for Quilters Companion. We aught up for dinner on Monday night at a little Italian Restaurant in Crows Nest.
We had a lovely time planning for Darling Harbour. It is going to be so exciting. I have packed a bag of her latest patterns to take away to make samples for the show.

She was telling me about her latest find - sewline fabric glue. She uses it instead of tacking the fabric to the papers. We have just got them in and I have packed two away for the weekend (one for Me and one for Chris). But in the meantime here is a little tutorial from Sue (shameless taken with her permission from her blog).

Using the perspex template and a rotary cutter cut out your fabric.

Place the pre-cut paper on top of the wrong side of the fabric.

Run the glue pen along the edge of the card. The glue comes out blue and dries clear and is water soluable.

Fold the fabric over the edge of the card and press with your finger.


Repeat for the remaining sides.

If you have points make sure that you have nice crisp points and leave the tails hanging out. (Very important)

Brilliant for curved edges as you can pull them in tight eliminating points on the curved edge.

I know what the next question is before you even ask it.

How do I get the paper out now?

Don't take any papers out until you have sewn your shapes together.


Just peel the fabric edge off the card and it will just slip out.



a good yarn said...

That works really well! What a fantastic time saver. I'm looking forward to Drling Harbour.

Jo said...

This is the perfect option for me. I am on a deadline with a hexagon baby's quilt for a gift!