Tutorials

Below is a link to some tutorials/hints/shortcuts I have written over the years.

1. Scrappy Sandwiches here



2. My Small World shortcuts and hints- here  and here



3. Scrappy Stepping Stones here 


4. Rocky Mountain Puzzle block here


5. Scrappy Star blocks here


6. Polaroid Calendar Instructions

The basic polaroid block construction is well 

documented on the internet but I like this tutorial 


here 

I got this picture from there.



I have written some simple

 directions, should anyone want to make their own 

Polaroid Calendar.
20cm of solid fabric is enough for each 

calendar page.

Each Polaroid block is surrounded by 2" strips, 

two 4" long for each side and 

two 6.5" long for the top and bottom.

Trim each one to a 5" square,

angling your ruler for some if you like.

Piece them together in pairs,


and then into one group of four. 

Add a 1" by 9.5" strip to the top,

And a 1" by 10" strip to either side.
Add a 1.5" by 10.5" strip to the main body of the 

calendar,


Embroider the chosen month onto a 

white 2.5" by 10.5" strip,

Add this strip, followed by the last one,

cut at 2.5" by 10.5"

The final dimensions should be 10.5" by 15".

7. How to mitre the corners of binding

You Will Need (if making a table runner)
·         1.  Begin sewing your binding as normal, with a 1/4" seam. When the needle is within 1/4" of the corner, stop sewing, with the needle in the down position if possible. Pivot the binding 45 degrees and sew to the very edge.     Do a few reverse stitches and cut.  
  2. Fold your binding at right angles to continue sewing on the next side.
·       3.    Start stitching 1/4" from the edge. Complete all four corners as per step one.
·        4. Your corners should be square and clean when you hand sew your binding to the back.

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