Saturday, September 20, 2008
Patchwork Un-Bias Tape
New patchwork un-bias tape is in the shop today. This trim is created from a number of quilt-quality calicos I have been using lately and mostly cut on the straight of grain. There are some designer fabrics in the trim, including some Heather Bailey, Cotton Blossoms, and Amy Butler. All the fabric was washed, dried, and ironed before fashioning the tape. The listing is for 4 yards.
I've got some orange true bias tape coming up tomorrow probably; I just have to finish ironing it all. You can see the shade up there in the second picture of the tape. In the far right corner, there is a soft orange fabric with darker orange leaves. The oranges are very nice shades, and I will include a large square of the same fabric with the trim, so you can make a coordinating pocket or applique to match it. I have also noticed some sewists trimming skirts and tops with bias tape now (I can't find an example at the moment), so, again, you'll have some extra fabric to do add more craftiness to your project.
There is another embroidered panel available for your crafting, too. It's the spring chicken everyone seems to like. The panel is large enough to make a pocket for an apron, add to the bodice of a girl's dress, make a potholder, or use as the center of a pillow.
There is a new swap forming. Nanette at Freda's Hive is hostessing a Christmas Cottage Block Exchange. She has a tutorial on making the blocks, so you can see if it is something you'd like to do as well. I think the blocks are darling and would be cute done up as a pillow. They can be easily personalized and embellished, too. Sign up is through Monday, 09/22/2008.