Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Sewing

I get to play today!!!!

      I am working on my Underground Railroad mini quilt by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. Here are some piles of HST's made and 1 inch 2 blocks making their way into 4 patches.

       A tip on cutting up these 1 inch strips and keeping them in place....I starch the charm squares and press them right sides together,  they will stick to each other. (That is Lisa's trick).

       I cut the charms into the 1 inch strips and sew them with my 1/4 inch foot ( love that baby!), the last piece turns into 2 HST which I use the printable free paper pieces to sew up like thangles.

       So back to the tip..... I line them up flat on my cutting board and tape them down on both ends with painters tape. This keeps them in place while I cut the 1 inch pieces. I have tried just cutting them but thye wiggle all over and I need them to be precise. This is a huge time saver!!

I tried them in this color way but the contrast is not enough for the pattern to stand out on all of them.  Pincushions here we come.  Anyone have tips on what to fill pincushions with??

Mini quilt made with Lisa's 50 dark, 50 light charm pack.  
Off to play, Happy Sewing, K


  1. Beautiful. Such cute little HST's.

  2. Thanks for the tips on working with small pieces. I would assume to find that frustrating. The HST's look great!

  3. I love HST they are so versatile. Thank you for the tip I'm going to try it next time I work with small pieces. By the way I also love my 1/4" foot, the best

  4. That my quilt is great! I love HSTs! Thanks for sharing on let's get acquainted!