Tuesday, October 18, 2011

FALL AND HEXES

     I NEED TO FINISH TALKING ABOUT MY HEXIES.  AFTER PUTTING  THE FREEZER PAPER ON FABRIC AND CUTTING THEM OUT AND LEAVING A 1/4 " SEAM ALLOWANCE ON THEM , I THEN TACK EACH CORNER WITH TWO OR THREE STITCHES TO HOLD IN PLACE THE CORNERS.  USUALLY THESE ARE SEWN TOGETHER BY HAND;  I CHOOSE TO SEW THEM TOGETHER WITH A SEWING MACHINE  AND A SMALL ZIG ZAG STITCH (1.5 WIDETH AND LENGTH ).  ON TOP I USED A SMOKE Y  MONFILAMENT  ;  SO THAT THE STITCHES WERE HARDER TO SEE.
AFTER THEY ARE ALL PUT TOGETHER THEN I TAKE OUT THE FREEZER PAPER  AND PUT THEM ON A LARGE PIECE OF FELT AND SEW THEM DOWN. 


CUT AWAY EXCESS FELT (I LEFT A 1/4") AND YOU ARE FINISHED!


BRENDA AT COUNTRY FABRICS  SUGGESTED TO DO THIS SO THERE IS NO BINDING OR TURNING INVOLVED.  IT IS NOT GOING TO GET WASHED MUCH ,IF AT ALL.

LOOKS AND FEELS SO MUCH LIKE FALL BOTH INSIDE AND OUT AT MY HOUSE.  WE HAD A CHANCE OF FLURRIES TODAY ; IT DID NOT HAPPEN THOUGH. I THINK I CAN WAIT A WHILE FOR THAT!  HERE ARE SOME FALL THINGS I HAVE BEEN SEWING.



HOPE YOU ARE GETTING IN THE FALL SPIRIT ,TOO!!
MARTHA






    

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