Today was sew fun day. Most of the projects didn’t appeal to me, But I did come home with a Clover Press Perfect – a take and press mat that I can use to steam my sweaters etc. on when knitting as I can pin into it.
And I needed another gallon of Mary Ellen’s Best Press which is absolutely the best thing I have found for ironing and pressing. It is a starch alternative. It does come in smaller bottles, but with the quilting, I use a fair amount of it.
This afternoon I spent more time on the stocking cap blocks for the BOM which are appliqued. To do this, I first traced the pattern on freezer paper and cut that out.
I ironed the shinny side to the front side of the fabric and trimmed the fabric to roughly 1/4″ larger than the pattern. The pattern can be used several times.
Next I clipped the curves and corners.
With the piece turned over so the pattern is now on the bottom, and I am looking at the back side of the fabric, I used small dots of washable glue to the seam allowance – a bit at a time -turned it under and pressed. This held it until I could sew it and will wash out.
(Use a washable glue with a small spout, both Aileen’s and Roxanne’s work well.)