Monday, October 29, 2012

Make Friends with Your Machine

Shirley is a magnificent machine appliquer (my computer says that this is not a word, but what else would you call someone who appliques?).  She made a glorious Autumn Wheelbarrow that you can see on the Knit One Smock Too Facebook page or here on our Flickr site.

 She is working on this kit from Edyta Sitar from Moda Fabrics. Click here to jump over to the Moda blog to see the finished project.  We have two of these kits available in the shop.  They come with all the pieces diecut and fusible, placed in individual packets for each block and border!  We also have the Aurifil thread set that coordinates with the Edyta Sitar batiks. The Aurifil link has two videos with Edyta showing the thread collection and the finished quilt that Shirley is working on.

 Come by the shop to see Shirley's applique work in person. You be amazed at how she can make that machine go and do.  Purchase one of these fabulous kits and ask her for a tip or two. You'll make friends with your machine too!