I finally have something else to post! I finished this set of coasters this evening. They are for a friend at work but she will not get them until we go back to work on January 5th. She understands tardiness now because she has a new baby....a new baby with colic at that! I made 6 coasters and a small bowl and used almost all of 2 fat quarters. Only those few little bits in the front of the photo are left.
I included this photo on the right because Terri was kind enough to help me find just the right cording to use. This clothesline came from Family Dollar and is 100% cotton. It's firm and easy to sew through. Look! I also emptied 4 spools of thread with the 2 sets of coasters and 1 large bowl that I've made so far. I've learned a few things too.
Batik fabric probably works better than regular quilting cotton of the sight of frayed edges bothers you. The last set that I did in batik fabric has cleaner edges.
I was very unhappy with my endings until I had a brainstorm today. At the end of the piece you are supposed to taper the clothesline so that there is a gradual tapering to the end. Today I decided to try to apply Fray Check to last 2 inches of the clothesline. I let it dry for a few seconds and then cut the clothesline on a long taper. The Fray Check helped the clothesline stay together and now my edges taper much nicer.
I can't wait to get started on another wrapped project!
Tomorrow we will have dinner with Anne and her family, have a Christmas open house at another friend's and then go to see my niece Friday.....and after that? 8 days of sewing and dyeing!