Sunday, 22 January 2012

curves without pins

Okay, I had a message from Lucy, to suggest I try the 'curves without pinning method for my next curved block. She gave me a tutorial to follow, here, and I had actually seen it before, but was not confident enough to give it a go. So, I gave it a go. It is brilliant! Try it, you will be bowled over by how well it works, at least on a shallow curve, I will let you know when I have tried with a steeper curve. Want to see how well it works?
Look!  First off, spot the beginners mistake,

this one

Yes, I sewed the straight side on, insteadof the curved one....

  So a little unpicky time later, and I am ready to go again.  Needle down, Line up lower fabric (concave curve) with 1/4 " mark. Convex curve on top. 


and lift the top fabric enough that you can guide the lower one along the right line,and sew, gently, just aligning them as they go to the needle and hey presto!
there is a beautifully matched curve with very little effort.  so I just went with it, and pins can distort things, so that niggle is gone and I am so pleased with the result you would not believe!
See, and trimmed to size as per instructions!
One result so far today!

I have also been assigned my partner for the mouthy stitches, and am trying to research them.I think a lot of thought has gone into the assignments, as she looks like a super partner to be given, and I just hope she likes what I eventually produce. It is going to be fun!
I have had a quick look at her blog, and I have looked carefully at her Mosaic, though I will have a better look at it now, I have checked her on pinterest, and will follow some of that up too. thank you again mama, for giving me this one. Looks fun!


8 comments:

Cayt said...

Looks good!

Nicky said...

Love your curves!

Diane-crewe said...

I have sewn curves by hand, never been brave enough to work it on the machine xx

Janine said...

Your block looks great and your demo is amazing! I've heard of that before but I wasn't convinced:)

Kelly said...

That block looks fab and I am so having a go at the no pins curve! Happy stalking :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Yeah so glad!! It looks fantastic and SO much easier than faffing about with pins!

Sarah said...

That block looks amazing! I will have to try a curved piece at some point..............*shudder*

JanuaryT said...

Hi just popped over from the small blog meet and can't wait to have a look around. Loving this block and you make it look so easy! I'll have to give it a try soon. I try not to pin if I don't have to. When you have a chance I would love for you to stop by my blog and take a peek. Hope your having a great day!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular Posts