Sunday, November 03, 2013

Prepping needleturn sewing

Prepping takes a long long time.  But I like doing it and I know when all the parts are traced, ironed and cut out it makes the sewing fast and easy to do.


I like to trace the pieces onto freezerpaper.


And then I iron the freezerpaper onto the fabric. When I have so many pieces I give each one a number that I write both on the freezerpaper and on the pattern. 


I use a lightbox to glue the stems in the right place


Now I can enjoy doing the needleturn applique while watching tv.


I have also prepped the pieces for Mrs Hartigans stash quilt.  Perhaps this needleturn applique is coming with me to Shipshewana?

Saying for today:



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that will be a pretty applique - it looks really nice. I just saw one on a blog today that I have not seen anywhere - I want to track down the pattern although I really do not need another on my waiting list right now - this might be one that you like too -- it is the 2nd picture on that blog post called Rhapsody.

Quilter Kathy said...

Interesting show you are watching while stitching! Enjoy!

Julimond said...

Dear Maybritt
You will make a great job. I found the issue of Quiltmania in my endless staple of magazines between the australian magazines.
Thanks for your help.
I will start this quilt next week.
Greetings from Germany

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are so organized..

mascanlon said...

nother big project underway. You are amazing May Britt.

Wendy said...

All the prep work is worth it, your applique is going to be beautiful.

margaret said...

can see that your preparation pays off with your finished work. I have not tried freezer paper method but will have a go

Jeanne said...

Good preparation does make for better and faster sewing! Counting down the days - Shipshewana will be here very soon. Hope you are bringing an empty suitcase to hold the new fabrics you'll want from Lollys and Yoders. LOL

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