Without Pins is the title of my Patchwork classes. I am a Quilter, textile teacher and general fabric collector - or does it come and find me? I like to play with colour and subvert pattern by the use of tone. I have always sewn and stitch something, somewhere, every day.
Friday, 18 January 2013
This is my version of Homemaker, a tricky block with inset seams. I used the templates that Gilly had produced, lent to me by Michelle, and finely woven cotton fabric. I pieced it without too much trouble following the order of stitching the seams as shown in the book. I found it was easier at the end to sew with the centre square on top so I could see where I was going. You have to remember to sew only to the stitching line and not into the turnings, or seam allowances, and take a couple of small stitches back to fasten off; then the set in seams are not a problem and there is no extra bulk, as there may be if you stitch over foundation fabrics.