Week Two Of Our Clematis Sew Along

This week we will talk about fabrics, interfacings, hardware and all the supplies you need to make a cute little clematis bag…and we will do some cutting and fusing!

I get most of my hardware from emmalinebags.com

I get cork from fabricfunhouse.com and several other places…

My favorite on line places to shop for fabric, faux leather and threads are, fabric.com turquoisthreads.com and quiltingbythebay.com

Enjoy the video and ask any questions you may have in the comments…

Happy Sewing!

Not Two Stepping…. Back Stepping

Did you know you can back step with your Bernina ? We often do back stitching in many many applications and projects but if a decorative stitch is in use, and we come to an ending place and can’t use pattern end…we can back step…

Back stepping is the term used to get the needle to actually back step in the exact same needle holes it just stitched in a decorative stitch…

Turn up the music and Back Step!

 

Let’s Make A Pretty Clematis Wristlet

This will be a sew along type entry to my blog as it is in segments… I offered this sew along in the Facebook Groups, Bernina 7 series owners and Bernina Beginner 7 and 8 series embroidery… Everyone seemed to enjoy this so much so I hope this will brighten your day too…

The Clematis is a free pattern from Blue Calla and is very beginner friendly for bag making… Here is the link for the pattern,,,https://bluecallapatterns.com/collections/free-patterns/products/new-the-clematis-wristlet-free-pdf-sewing-pattern

I have made lots and lots of these little wristlets and my Bernina has never complained! If you have a domestic machine, even if it isn’t a Bernina, give this little bag a try…

Week two will be posted in a few days…

March Block Of The Month


Bernina Groups Block Of The Month Block 3

For this month’s block, we need four fabrics, a background and three other fabrics that contrast enough to make a bright cheery block…

The photo with this document will help I hope to get your fabrics in the order you want… you need the center square, and then the double strip middle on all four sides and you will need to cut the four 2 1/2 squares for the corner pieces from the same fabric your “inner” strip is for the
wagon wheel to show up…

so here is the cutting you will need to do…

Cut 1 square 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for center patch
Cut 2 strips 2 1/2″ x 18″, one of each of the coordinating fabrics. You will need 18″ for the blocks so you may want to cut it just a little longer.
Cut 4 squares 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for corner square in a square patches
Cut 12 white or background squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Cut 4 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ from the same fabric you are using for the inside strip…
constructing the block…(follow the video too)

Sew the two 2 1/2″ x 18″ strips together. Press seam to the dark side or to the outside of block. Cut sewn stripe into 4 squares 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Set aside.

This, is your skill builder for this block….the Corner squares are small Square in a Square Blocks! There is a little waste in this block by this method but you will love the way your blocks come together. No wavy sides! First draw a diagonal line on the 12 background squares and the 4 small print squares with marking tool of your choice. On these blocks, I definitely would take the time to draw the lines. With your half-square triangles you can use guides like tape on your machine to follow instead of drawing all those lines, but then you usually true up and trim down your squares. We want these perfect as can be to begin with!

you will of course make four, one for each corner and then assemble the whole block in thirds…

follow the video and have fun with this block!