Friday, May 8, 2009

Pickin' a Pattern and Fabric, and Washin' and Pressin'

For all you SM17 newbies, I hope you've had a good week, preparing your supplies and tools for quiltmaking. 

By Monday (May 11) you should pick a pattern - preferably two! - choose and/or purchase your fabrics (don't forget to select fabric for binding), and then wash and press all of it.
A pressing tip: If you wish, use a little spray sizing to restore body to your fabric. You'll find that as you're learning to rotary cut, and sew your scant quarter-inch seam allowance, that little bit of sizing will add stability to the fabric, making it easier to handle.
Here's the "Noah's Ark" quilt I have begun for Mission Build West Virginia. 
Please send me your fabric and quilt pictures!

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