By Renee Plains
Feathered associates take fanciful flight during this assorted selection of 21 tasks encouraged by means of the undying allure of people paintings. even if you're keen on hand appliqu?©, rug hooking, piecework, or pass sew, Liberty big name clothier Ren?©e Plains bargains anything for each quilter during this e-book. incorporated are six avian-embellished appliqu?© quilts and 3 pieced quilts with bird-themed blocks. if you happen to take pleasure in making smaller scale tasks equivalent to pincushions, the ebook additionally good points 8 vintage-style stitching add-ons starting from pinkeeps to stitching wallet - ideal to your stitching room or presents for fellow sewers. And Ren?©e has additionally designed 4 extra whimsical accents - a pillow and hooked rug for the house in addition to an informal tote and pc disguise to take alongside if you find yourself at the cross. She additionally stocks her favourite appliqu?© thoughts and smart counsel for making the various tasks move easily.
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Extra info for A bird in hand: folk art projects inspired by our feathered friends
Underlining: Yves Saint Laurent underlines tailored jackets with bias-cut lightweight hair canvas. Sleeves: Shrink and shape sleeve caps before setting into the garment. Reduce the ease as needed to ease the fullness smoothly. ) Topstitching: To flatten seams and edges, topstitch. For dressy designs, topstitch close to the edge or seam. For sportswear, topstitch 1⁄4" (6mm) away. Pressing: Test press to determine the appropriate amount of heat, moisture, and pressure for the fiber. Be patient when pressing.
Use a wool press cloth when pressing the right side. To avoid pressing imprints, use a seam roll, seam stick, or ham, or place strips of brown paper under cut edges. Rub both sides of the stitched line with a bar of Ivory soap. Steam generously without touching the fabric; spank with a clapper. Repeat until the seam is flat. For sharp edges, press seams open over a point presser; then fold facing into position, and baste about 1⁄4" (6mm) from the edge with soft cotton thread. Cover edge with a press cloth, press firmly.
Fabric Prep: Machine wash/dry, steam, or dry-clean. Layout: Depends on fabric. Seams: Plain, strap, bound, French, faux French, stand-up French, decorative French. Hems: Hand (blindstitch, catchstitch), shirttail, wrongside out, topstitched. Seam/Hem Finishes: Serged, zigzag, turned under, tricot binding, Hong Kong finish. Closures: Buttonholes (machine, inseam), lacings, button links, toggles, frogs, fabric and ribbon ties. Pressing: Depends on fiber and fabric structure. Garment Care: Machine wash/dry; dry-clean.
A bird in hand: folk art projects inspired by our feathered friends by Renee Plains