Day 6 of the Blog Hop Give-Aways.
On a sewing show I heard about 1/4" water soluble basting tape. I dindn't know it has been available for many years. It has become one of my best time savers in all kinds of sewing projects. A number of companies make this type of tape and it is sold in the sewing notions department of fabric stores, etc.
I first used it to turn under a 1/4" seam allowance on a large piece for a machine applique.
Then I used it to hem my daughter's pants. I did not have to press that first 1/4" seam before turning the hem up the next 1" seam.
But just the other day I needed to sew 2 striped border pieces together so the pattern continued correctly along the strip. I used the tape on the end of one border piece adhering it to match so the stripes continued. It made sewing easy and I did not have to pin.
It worked well to secure two striped pieces to sew a mitered corner on the border.
TIP 2 found here
TIP 3 found here
TIP 4 found here
TIP 5 found here
My give-away: Leave a comment telling about a quilting or sewing tip or tool you have discovered. Share it with us. On March 15, one random comment will be chosen and that lucky winner will receive 2 of my patterns via email--so make sure you leave an email address so I can send the patterns.
Here are photos of the projects I made and then developed into patterns:
|Love You wall hanging|
|Wavy Panel Banner|
The banner is able to be modified into a table runner or placemats for a different use.You can use panels you have purchased, make your own, or use a fancy fabric for the top section. The pattern is able to be modified for various size panels as well. It is quite versatile. I am binding the table runner I made for Valentine's Day and plan to put a photo of the finished table runner on the blog this weekend.
These patterns are available for purchase at PatternSpot.com under Patchwork Breeze.
TIP 6 tomorrow, right here at Patchwork Breeze. And happy sewing!