The next step was to try this with fabric. The hardest part was matching up the marks to form the tube, but with a little help from Judy, everyone got their samples sewn up. They began to cut them apart just far enough to see how the strip would form, but left them unfinished so as to have an example for later reference.
|Two examples of bias binding on a neckline.|
So think about using bias binding in some of your next sewing projects!
There are lots of events coming up soon, from the Dear Jane trip, the East Fishkill Library reception, Banksville Fabric trip, to the annual meeting. So check the chapter calendar and mark your own accordingly.
Make A Difference Day is fast approaching. Connie has been taking the lead on organizing it and has the Poughkeepsie Plaza booked for Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 am to 3 pm. This year's projects are pillowcases, fleece hats and scarves to donate to local shelters. Our October meeting will be used to prepare for this, so we plan on doing a lot of cutting and pinning to have things ready to sew that day.
Our November meeting will be a sewing program led by Pat M., who will help us as we make a handy fabric bag with handle. Originally sized to be a trash bag for your car, it can be customized for other uses as well. More detailed information will come out about that later.
December is our dinner out. Venue yet to be decided. Suggestions and ideas are welcome.
Show and tell pictures follow.
|Pat's rug made of scrappy strips.|
|Tanya's bags made of cork fabric (yes, cork!)|
|Peggy's sleeveless tops|
|Peggy's capris and blouse|
|Sue K's Challenge piece|
|and the try-out piece.|
|Sue K's Circle quilt|
|Using left-overs from the circles|
|Even more of the circle scraps!|
|Free-form crochet bags from the April workshop|
left, Maura's bag; right, Cyndy's bag