Just thought I would drop by and say “HI!”. It has been a wee bit busy around here…can you say squash, squash and more squash! I’ve also been doing some de-cluttering. How does one accumulate so much stuff in such a little time? I mean, we had a huge de-cluttering session before we moved from NC 4 years ago. Anyway…here is a little project I worked on when I NEEDED some sewing therapy a few days ago.
Some simple French-style fabric coasters made from scraps of canvas drop cloths. Of course the images came from The Graphics Fairy and were transferred to the canvas via the Citra-solv method.
Here are their close-ups:
This is a simple project. For each coaster you need 4 squares of fabric—mine are approximately 4 1/2 inches. Transfer your image onto one piece of fabric. Stack the squares—make sure your image is on top—and sew a tight zig-zag stitch all the way around, approximately 1/4 inch form the edge. The settings that I used for my stitch were width = 1.4; length = 0.9. My machine is a Kenmore/Jenome. Once you’ve sewn your square together, clip the strings and fringe the edges, and—Voila!
I’ve been working on other projects that I REALLY want to share with you…but my computer has been a bit temperamental this past week (or twelve)…I’m afraid it is time for a new one. I really like the all-in-one machines. Anyone own one? Any suggestions?
Well…the garden beckons….
Until next time,