It is Wednesday already! This week has had some curves and minimal sewing time! I am sure you can relate! Flexibility is key :)
On to the sewing curves:
Each petal is composed of 3 quarter circles and one square.
I am using the CurveMaster foot to piece the petals vs the pinning method. It makes piecing much easier and gives you a scant 1/4 in seam without having to work the fabric in around the pins and curve and many times ending up with little tucks. It is a great accessory for a pattern such as this because the fabric stretches very easily and this foot helps it feed smoothly and easily. It does take a bit of practice on holding the fabric - especially the top piece - so that it feeds easily into the seam. There are video's on YouTube that I found helpful, but mostly it just took practice!
And here is a shot of the seam it produces:
It makes a huge difference in the piecing time!
On another note I have yet to hear back from my giveaway winner If Toys Could Talk, please contact me for that lovely Vintage Modern charm pack! If I do not hear back by Friday (5 days) I will draw again for another winner.
Thank you to everyone for entering, for your kind comments and linking up to my blog! I tried to answer many of your comments and if I didn't get to yours, I apologize. I am continuing to respond to all the posts and I will be stopping by to say Hi! to you and see what you are working on !!
Linking up to W.I.P over at Freshly Pieced! Happy piecing and hoping you navigate the curves safely!!
Your block is looking great. The curve foot looks really good. Will check one out when I go to the craft show in a few weeks.ReplyDelete
Thank you Maria, the blocks are a bit time consuming but the result is awesome! Ck out a demo at your show if you can! It is easier and faster then pinning!Delete
I love your retro flowers fabric, and must check out that curve foot, anything that makes piecing curves easier and quicker gets my vote!ReplyDelete
Thank you! it is Modernology by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics. Yes, check the foot out! It really does make a difference!Delete
great blocks using the curved foot! i bought one and haven't tried it yet ... so will do it soon.ReplyDelete
I admire those that are doing this quilt with pins! I would be pulling my hair out -- along with all those little tucks that get caught with pins! Try it!!Delete
Oh I doubt the curved foot will fit on my 1948 Singer FW but where do you pick up the curved foot anyways?ReplyDelete
Hi! I replied to your email the day you sent it to me but it sounds like you didn't get it... Am I too late??? :(ReplyDelete