>> Monday, June 11, 2012
What can be better for sewing than a rainy Sunday? Yesterday I spent the whole day in my studio cutting and sewing. I made two of Atkinson Design's new patterns - Hot Stuff & Classmate. Again, without failure, these patterns are incredible.
I made the Hot Stuff (casserole carrier). While Steffani and I were are the shop on Saturday we set our new HQ Fusion with Pro Stitcher to pre-quilt the fabric. Was that ever slick. We used Insul-Brite for the batting and chose a great swirl pattern. I can tell you there will be no more domestic machine quilting for me! Back to the Hot Stuff - this would be a great gift for all of your family and friends.
My second project was her new pattern called Classmate. It was so much fun to make and today I am back to the studio to make a couple more. I always enjoy Atkinson Design's patterns but this is by far one of my favorites. She has you apply fusible interfacing to the wrong side of your outer fabric & lining BEFORE you start cutting - now isn't that ingenious? My favorite interfacing, and the one I use on all my bags/projects, is Bosal 300. It's a woven fusible and is the best on the market. When you stop into the shop I would suggest you pick up 5 yards, you won't be sorry.
We have our Thursday Sew-Cial this coming Thursday and I am using a new recipe. I am sure they will be great!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1. Heat oven to 350°.
9. Make approximately 4 dozen
Enjoy your day!