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Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Spring Purse - part 2

Hello again, Dear Readers,

I was working on the base for this purse and thought I'd take a few pictures.

I have used quite a number of layers of material and decided to stitch binding on too, making it quite bulky.
Walking foot
I removed the walking foot and used a standard foot to commence stitching.  Once started I was able to replace the standard foot with the walking foot to prevent the fabric from bunching up.
Breaking the sewing rules!
I think there was a little bit of rule breaking here, as I stitched over quite a few pins!  This made me think of Karen of "Did You Make That" and her recent post.
This still needs considerable tweaking, I have ripped it back where the stitches slipped on the left of this picture and, when I can get it under the needle, will machine it again.

By Googling "how to join the binding on a quilt" I found a great video. I couldn't link to it but if you search for it you will know you have found the right video when you see their blog name: HeirloomCreations.net.  I tried to find their blog but they seem to be changing hosts.  I am not sure if their method will work on my project, as it is a lot smaller than working on a quilt, but I aim to try.

I must show you my lace bobbin pillow soon, when I have time and the light to take some decent photos.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, and getting some crafting time in too!

Barbara xx

6 comments:

  1. Such a challenge to sew so many layers! I used to stitch over pins on my old Singer too, never had a problem.

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    1. I think I've only had one pin break so far, mostly they just bend!

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  2. I'm ashamed to admit that I stitch over pins all the time.....shhhhhh. It's such a pain to have to keep starting and stopping the machine every time you come to a pin, particularly when they are really close together. Sometimes I end up bending a pin but I can live with that.

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  3. I guess you have a lot of pins to stitch over at the moment with the Quiltzzzzzz!

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  4. That little creation looks really pretty! It is amazing what tutorials are out there isn't it! When I made my first (and only) quilt, I googled how to join the binding too and it was so easy to follow! Lovely pics of your walk - gorgeous countryside where you live! xCathy

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    1. Hi Cathy, Thank you for your kind comments.

      "The best laid plans of mice and men" as they say. The binding instructions would have worked but I was working too close to the corner and there was no give in the fabric to stitch across the bias, but the method of measuring to get the length of fabric was right and I have been able to complete the binding. Thank you for visiting.

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