Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Productive Weekend

I got to spend a lovely long weekend at home sewing. I tried my hand at those daisies i took a picture of last week. Here is my problem: I used heat and bond to stick the fabric together and when I went to sew it down the needle got all gummy and the thread kept breaking. How should I handle this problem?

I got a little frustrated so I put it away and pulled out my Scraps and Shirttails book by Bonnie K. Hunter. I really like the Virginia Bound quilt but didn't want to start on another paper piecing project quite yet. I was looking for a project to use my shirt scraps. I pre cut these strips at 2 and 3.5 inches a while ago.
I decided to start on Cactus Patch. Instead of paper piecing strings I striped pieced a 6.5 inch blocks and made 2.5 inch HST for an 18 inch block.


heather said...

Love the daisies. I just did a fusible applique project and had the same gummy needle problem but my thread didn't break. I just kept cleaning it off. I hope you get an answer for that.

scraphappy said...

Your Shirttails project looks like so much fun. I used fusible on the letters for my Welcome quilt and ended up just quilting around the fused sections to avoid the gummy problem. I wouldn't want to wash it, but it is a wall quilt, so it should be OK.