(pre-washed Layer Cake)
Do You? Don't You? Why? Why Not?
I am a pre-washer. When I first started sewing I would often wonder why my head would hurt and would get a sore throat when I would sew. I quickly realized it was the sizing on the fabric. I started pre-washing then and never even give it a second thought until I use the pre-cuts. I wash those too. But they do have some shrinkage so I have to adjust accordingly. I didn't pre-wash my Sherbert Pips charm pack when I made this quilt. And I could tell right away. Laying in bed that night I had the worst headache and sore throat. So my reason has nothing to do with fabric bleed or shrinkage. I just HAVE to do it. So what do you do???? Anyone else sensitive to sizing?
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I recovered the seat portion with it. Which was easy peasy because I got my very own staple gun and let me tell ya, I am ready to recover everything I own. (I wish we were having some better weather so I could get a more true shot of the colors.)
I needed a new garden flag so I thought I'd just make one. I think it turned out adorable. Now we just need some sunshine so my flowers will grow!!
Friday, May 13, 2011
The first was gifted to my friend Amy to keep her warm during her chemo treatments. Which meant a lot to me to do for her because I initially started quilting to keep me busy while sitting with my dad during his chemo treatments.
For more fabulous quiltiness visit Amy's Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
This morning I woke up extra early and made this scrappy little doll quilt. I laid the squares out last night so it would be ready to go in the morning. It seems like the only way I can sew lately is to stay up late and wake up early. But it's so worth it. Isn't it?