Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sewing Success!

I am super pleased with the blanket I made today--same fabric as the earlier one, so no new pic though. I used 10" squares, and the finished project was 26" x 34".
  • While fleece is a fairly forgiving fabric with which to sew, making the squares as square as possible is key. My wonderful husband, who happens to a skilled carpenter, whipped out his oversized square and helped me get everything lined up perfectly.
  • Use a straight stitch--my machine was set a #4 for stitch length.
  • Trim the seams severely. This really helped the blanket look more finished and sew together much more smoothly.
  • If you pull gently on fleece, it will curl to the wrong side.

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