Sunday, May 19, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching


Welcome to the weekly Slow Sunday Stitching party! Pull out your hand work and join us as we work on our stitching project.


blue flower moon
Do you know the saying "once in a blue moon" which refers to a rare happening? Well, a blue moon happened last night and it was called a blue flower moon. It doesn't have anything to do with my stitching today, but it was a fun thing to see last night.  It's also a difficult thing to photograph but I tried and this is the best I could do!

Today I'll be working on a scrappy quilt top made of triangles that were donated to the quilt guild scrap bin. I had enough to make a layout that I liked but wasn't sure how to finish the edges. After looking at it for a while on the design wall I just couldn't chop off the diamond sides. 
So I decided to fold the edges of the triangles, and hand appliqued the sides onto a strip of muslin. 


My friend Debby had a Clover product called a fabric folding pen and I tried it out to fold the edges of the triangles.  It was a little tricky to get the right amount of fluid to come out, and a couple of my triangles were too wet. Eventually I think I was using the right amount but it really did not seem to make enough of a difference in folding the edges to justify the $22. Have you tried this product? If you have any tips or comments, I'd love to hear your experience with this product. I hope to get these the two sides of this quilt appliqu├ęd and ready to add another border.

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11 comments:

  1. There is a product called a "hot ruler" by Clover I think... that you can fold the fabric over and press it and measure the amount you are folding over... I think this would work for you :) Cheaper and more versatile than the folding pen to me. Thanks for the link up... will link up later on :D
    Kathi

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  2. I like your idea to applique the triangle edges to muslin. That's a pretty scrappy quilt.

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  3. Never heard of a fabric folding pen! But I think your idea for the edges sounds good. Look forward to seeing it.

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  4. I have never heard of or seen this product but then I am rarely in the quilt shops not having one near by but I hadn't see it on line either

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  5. Lovely shot of the moon, pretty scrappy triangles. My friend sent me the folding pen seemed a bit of a misnomer unless it actual folds the fabric along as you go, LOL then I watched a video and what I do like about the pen is it's able to remove those pesky fabric folds from fabric you may have had stored for some time.

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  6. I'll be starting an embroidery today, as my knee has me sidelined for a bit.

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  7. I'm completely taken with the idea of a pen fabric folding device. Never heard of it and happy to learn of something new. Meanwhile, I love those scrappy triangles. Aren't they pretty!

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  8. I don't think I would buy that product. Another idea, as I know you like your Hera marker.... you could lay your ruler along where the fold line will be and score it with the Hera to make a nice fold line.

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  9. Never heard of that fabric folding pen. Love what you have done with the triangle leftovers!

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  10. I've not heard of a fabric folding pen. Very strange.....But you had a great idea for the edges! It will be phenomenal! Again, thank you for hosting and sharing such a fantastic link up! I always leave inspired and wishing for more hours in the day.

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  11. I have never seen that product. I'm always excited to play with new gadgets in the sewing room or the kitchen. I love the triangle layout you chose.

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