|Cupboard contents, empty box on right.|
|Australian/NZ fabric on left, two piles of Malaysian batiks and sarongs on right.|
Dots and stripes on window sill from Sarawak (very poor quality),
plus African fabrics given me or bought here.
After all these good deeds it was time to sew and the FP technique taught by Judi Mendelssohn last weekend and by other teachers proved invaluable in putting together the pineapple block. You ensure a good fit by placing a card on the line you are going to sew, folding the paper back, tearing if necessary and trimming a quarter inch seam with an Add-a-Quarter or ruler. Turn over and set your fabric piece on the seam edge (it's best to pin), turn over again and sew on the line with a smaller stitch, backstitching at the seam.
|Card placed on sewing line|
|Paper pulled back over card edge|
|Measuring quarter inch seam. The ridge on the Add-a-Quarter ruler is|
|Fabric placed on seam edge; I then pin each end to secure.|