I know I should be packing…

It’s the day before I fly to Williamsburg to attend The Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy and I should be packed by now, but I am not.  I am too busy working out the rest of the border on Circle of Tulips and I want to get it figured out before I go….so I can relax!

So, in my last post I figured out how to center the swags and how to fill in the space between the swags.

My next step was to decide how curvy I wanted the scalloped edge to be. (Not terribly curvy, I thought, because I have to bind the curve.) So this is what I did…

I took a piece of upholstery vinyl and placed it on the already marked swag.  Next, I marked some placement lines with a Sharpie marker.  The vinyl is clear, but it really is there!

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Next, I drew a curved line 3 1/2″ away from the bottom edge of the swag.  Then I cut the upholstery vinyl on the curve, making sure that the Sharpie line was on the template, so I could see it.

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Now I can line up the template and draw a consistent curve…..with a water soluble marker…not a Sharpie!!

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My plan is to stop stitching at the drawn line, so that when I cut the excess fabric and batting off  I am not cutting through the stitching.

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Splendid!!  Now I really must go and pack!!

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Til next time….

Kerry

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14 thoughts on “I know I should be packing…

  1. Oh my! You make me want to try and learn hand quilting…yours is beautiful. And I am jealous! You are off to stitch in Williamsburg with Elly! Enjoy!

  2. I have done only a little appliqué. I do not find it relaxing or easy. But I thoroughly enjoy reading about your procedures and thought processes as you plan and execute your beautiful work. Your enthusiasm for quilting and appliqué is inspiring. I must try more of it! Carol in Texas

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