All I can say is….I would rather design and make quilts than learn how to edit videos. Or maybe I should say that my editing skills are not where my quilting skills are and may never be.
Anyway for those of you who are still with me here is Appliqué Lesson 3 in video. Here are my disclaimers:
I tried to finish the video before the battery died.
It died anyway, even though I was talking as fast as possible.
So I made a part 2 video to finish.I tried to splice them together but YouTube wouldn’t let me upload.
That weird blob you see in the lower right hand corner from time to time is actually my head…and I had no idea that it had so many gray hairs on it.
My kids fall over holding their sides with laughter whenever they hear me on the computer.
My husband says I sound like the quilting Mr. Rogers..I kinda liked that one.
Here is some information on my iron. I have a really nice Rowenta iron that I bought back in 1994. It had a really handy Teflon coating that made pressing an absolute delight. The problem is…I’ve used it so much that the Teflon is worn off and it doesn’t press so well anymore. I was hesitant about getting another one since these irons can be so expensive. Well, it turns out that I got a really nice new Black and Decker iron at Target for $11. I use this one only for appliqué so I never put water in it for fear of steaming my poor fingers (believe me…it hurts) and I always use it on MEDIUM.
About starch. I mix up my StayFlo starch in the following way. One quarter cup starch. One and a half cups water. This is something you might need to play with to get what works for you. My suggestion is to make a few simple leaves. If the leaf is so stiff you can’t sew through it you need to use more water. If you can’t get the leaf to hold its shape you need more starch.
About those points… if you look on the right side of the blog and click on the Applique Tutorial picture there are some nice pictures of pressing the points.
Next video I hope to not be such a doofus.