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Sew Red for The Eve Appeal

SewRuthieSews

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2018, 19:19:04 PM »
Washed some Red fabric to make the Kinder cardigan from Wendy wards knit book.
It's a knit pattern but you can use wovens too for some styles.
capsule wardrobe and charity craft sewing mostly.

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2018, 09:24:39 AM »
And Verily I have had a revelation ........

Handed down from Heavens in Gods hand .....

Tracing paper!!!
Kids Tracing paper from the Bargains shop at £1.25p a pack!

Let me explain...

For the Sew RED Quilt, Im having to print off a load of patterns, fix them to the folded squares of fabric and then cut loads of pieces to make up the block .. So far so good, accurately (mostly) cut pieces and a fairly happy bunny.

Next you have to paper piece the middle of the block, the square in square ... it starts the whole thing off very accurately and then you just build onto this super straight square with your trapezoids (get ,me , like I know what a trapezoid is ... Well I do now obvs)

The problem is laying your beautifully cut 2 1/2" square of fabric behind the printed foundation paper accurately to cover the printed square with a reasonable seam allowance all around. You have to hold the thing up to a light/window or lay it ontop of a light box, fiddle around to get it straightish, then place the next piece in its position, then turn the whole thing over, keeping these two bits of fabric where they are, take it to the sewing machine and hope nothings moved too far out of position before you start to sew over the printed line.

Now my first one was almost spot on,  but one was so bad I had to re-cut my pieces (no unpicking on a 1.5 stitch length!) so I can see this becoming a real problem.

AGS talked of using Vellum, so I hopped onto Google and ... Sharp intake of breath, almost £10  for 30 sheets!!!
but then a niggle began in my brain ... hadnt I bought a shed load of kiddies Tracing paper a couple of years back when I was tracing a load of patterns for something or  other????

Yes I had ... and ... I knew where they were. Upstairs I ran and down it came ...

First problem, would it print?
The First one was smeary and the printer didnt much like it going through ... BUT ... if you guide the TP as it goes into the printer completely straight, it prints out just beautifully!

Next problem, Would it smear?....
If I rubbed it very hard against white, yes theres a lil mark BUT the fabric is laid against the TP on the reverse side to the printing!

Visibility next ... judge for yourselves ...



Tearability .... just as good as the regular foundation stuff!!!

Oh Boys and Girls, this is a revelation on a Biblical Scale ... Im so happy !!!

BTW @rubywishes  ... Im sure you have kiddies tracing paper over there!!!
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Bowerbird

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2018, 09:32:13 AM »
@Iminei  well done!

I, on the other hand, did my usual style of h.......k in my sewing room today. I swept the room with a glance.

I did see the red fabric as I passed on my way to get something else. Does that count?
previously known as Plottie,

Lowena

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2018, 10:05:14 AM »


I, on the other hand, did my usual style of h.......k in my sewing room today. I swept the room with a glance.



Love it!!!  :D :D :D :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

rubywishes

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2018, 21:11:02 PM »
@Iminei sadly, alas, my printer will not take the childrens' tracing paper  :'(. it is a big monster of a thing and I can't get behind it to feed in individual sheets so I have had to stick with standard paper in the pick up tray. Maybe next time I need to print out more I might see if Mr.Ruby can re-position it for me but for now I'm not stressing. I'm using a 1.5 stitch and the paper pulls away from my trial blocks very easily. I also read a tip where you can wet a cotton bud and run that along your stitch line to moisten the paper prior to removing it so that it is easier.
Juki TL2010Q, Juki DX7, 1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2018, 08:54:23 AM »
@rubywishes ... its the seethroughocity of the TP that is the key for me not the detachability after the event !

Tho' I have yet to actually detach some, I might try it in a minute as I tried to work something out yesterday ... which didnt work ... but I got a lovely (wrong sized) block out of it so can practice on that.
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Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2018, 09:57:14 AM »
I've got to focus on this flower girl dress and my dress for the wedding too before I can even look at Sew Red :( But I might start tracing out the pattern I want to sew in the mean time when I get bored or need to step away from the hellish project  :D
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blubli

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2018, 21:25:00 PM »
I was sick all weekend and by the time I looked at the fabric I intended to use, the dark red colour reminded me of old school uniforms! I'll be ordering some brighter fabric tonight and will put something together this weekend. I'll be on holiday the weekend after, which I completely forgot about..... But at least I know what I want to make! :)


SewRuthieSews

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2018, 22:41:08 PM »
I have started my cardigan jacket. However appear to have purchased some upholstery fabric. So quite tough!
Hopefully with look like a garment and not a standard when it is done.
capsule wardrobe and charity craft sewing mostly.

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2018, 14:07:42 PM »
Well Ive got 10 done, 15 more are on their way.

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Lowena

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2018, 16:11:21 PM »
Tea cup pin cushion as promised...... and.....only 4th September @Iminei  :P  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Starryfish

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2018, 18:30:31 PM »
Well done @Lowena , a lovely pincushion!

I have finished my red Day to Night top, and if the light is any good tomorrow, will take a picture.


rubywishes

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2018, 05:16:06 AM »
@rubywishes ... its the seethroughocity of the TP that is the key for me not the detachability after the event !

Tho' I have yet to actually detach some, I might try it in a minute as I tried to work something out yesterday ... which didnt work ... but I got a lovely (wrong sized) block out of it so can practice on that.
@Iminei .....just a thought...why don't you trace your markings/seam allowance for each block onto the back of your paper so you know exactly where you have to place your fabric without peeking backwards and forwards to the front side or trying to hold it all up to the light? That's what the instructor had me doing.  Or have I misunderstood what you meant?
Juki TL2010Q, Juki DX7, 1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2018, 07:58:28 AM »
Possibly because of smearing (of pencil/marker pen) but more probably because life is too short.

The TP came out easily, maybe not quite as easily as the FP would but easy enough and when it came it didnt leave lil teeny tiny bits caught in the stitching so thats a bonus.

Any how I have 15 blocks with a TP inner square and hopefully they will grow some more today.
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Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2018, 10:18:39 AM »
Now I'm realising that this little Flower Girl dress is burgundy so I can submit it, wahoo!

I cut it all out last night and it's looking lovely. Excited but nervous now.
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