DAY 8-STEAM-A-SEAM 2 LIGHT
I know this is a busy weekend…so this post will be short and sweet…
The new and improved Steam-A-Seam2 LITE..
This is my go to fusible web for wool appliqué…for one main reason…You cannot over heat this fusible…I use tons of heat and steam when using it and it sticks to my background like its supposed to… I know when it is first laid down the fusible may be a little “gunky” but leave it sit out and rest a bit and it will a lot better than if you just fuse it down and start stitching…what I mean by “gunky” is the needle gets a little sticky residue on it..which can easily be removed by a little alcohol pad, a piece of wool or your emery…if you can’t wait a day or so to stitch…
Couple of Hints…
Trace all the pieced close together that share the same piece of wool…cut them out as a group instead of individually…this saves so much time. Also…say your doing 100 flowers…place the wool on the fusible…trace a box on the fusible the same size as the wool. Start tracing your flowers in this shape and you will get all 100 of them on it and then just rough cut about an 1/8″ away from the outer flowers, remove the backing paper and place the fusible on the wool…iron WITHOUT STEAM. Then cut out the flower shapes on the lines and then remove the backing paper and place flowers on background…iron with lots of STEAM in an up and down motion…always keeping the iron moving!!!
The tacky-ness of the fusible web makes it a dream for laying out your stems/vines and appliqué shapes…you also do not have to cut your vines on the diagonal as wool bends nicely as is…once in place you steam as stated earlier…
The new papers have a yellow grid on them…nice for when you need to be on a straight line and they are easily ignored if you do not need them…they used to be blue…
So this is just a few things about the SAS2Lite that I love…it’s a busy day…so We have the 5 page packs of it on sale for $4…if you order 5 we bring it down to $18.75…like getting 1 and a half free!…So stock up if you need to! We have both the light and regular on sale…I know some of you use the regular and not the lite.
Here is my tree skirt I finally finished yesterday…I blew it up from the tablemat/small tree skirt pattern in new Christmas Gatherings book...and made one, it measure 44″…I LOVE IT! Great inspiration to trim the tree and put it under!!!
I probably should have taken this at night…it was much prettier..this is part of the pub/theater room in the new house…I just plunked it right in the middle…
So we will pick 5 winners to receive a pack of SAS2lite…Your comment will be on…Do you have snow on the ground where you will be celebrating Christmas?…Tell me where…lets see where we are all from…I know someone from England won a prize yesterday???
Yesterday Tape measure winners!!!
December 16, 2016 at 4:38 pm
Both tape measures are great but the 120 inch one is a must have! I have put my borders on both ways but Suzy Peterson taught me the correct way to measure for borders. She was a great teacher and friend and one who brought joy to classes or shopping at the store. Her quilting knowledge and color coordination was superb! After being with her, one always felt a better person! Janet Kay
December 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm
Love it when you give tips to help us Quilter’s. we can always use a reminder of the right way to do things and of course I have had wavy borders, but not for awhile. Thanks for all your good advise
December 16, 2016 at 11:32 am
My sister in law taught me just about everything. Except we started at all the very hard stuff. She always said “you can do it”. She is the most generous person I know. All her sewing stuff is yours to use. Fabric, lace, trim. I mean everything. She even takes women to her cabin in upper michigan for a sewing stitch n bitch and pretty much spends the whole time helping. I pretty much owe my addiction to her! Lol
You Ladies have until 12-31-16 to claim your prize! Congrats!