Friday, March 6, 2009

Solids and Sheers

This is what I'm doing with my solids and sheer fabrics. I saw this idea in a magazine years ago. If the fabric is sheer, I just double it up and use 2 as 1. I can also use up some leftover batting. After sewing the strip on top of the previous one, I cut a long strip of batting, roll it up, and stitch it down.


patricia said...

I love the look of this but don't understand what you do with the batting??

Suz said...

I cut the solid fabrics 3" wide. I marked one inch strips on the foundation. Once a color row is stitched down, I take a long strip of batting, about 3-4" wide, roll it up in a long straw, lay it on the seam of the previous row of stitching and as I sew push the batting toward the finished rows and stitch the new row down. It's a "quilt as you go" method!

I had so many sheer fabrics from smocking, that I just doubled up the thickness on them as I sewed the colors together for each strip.

Try it, you'll love it! Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

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Elsie in Phila.