Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sewing Technique Class

At the request of The Wooden Spool in Excelsior Springs, MO, on July 24th, I will be teaching a class in which I will share my secrets to my sewing/piecing techniques.
My Mother began teaching me at the age of 9 years old, how to sew and she purchased me my first Singer sewing machine (which I still own). All it did was straight stitch and zig-zag, but boy did it help me turn out of lot of my clothing. In High School, I made pretty much all of my own clothes.
As part of my learning to make those first garments, I ripped out a lot of seams that Mother did not think was good enough...especially seams where I was trying to match up plaids! It didn't matter if the plaids were off a 1/16", if they didn't match up...out came the seam.
But all of those hours of agonizing over doing it the right way, carried over into my piecing of quilts and to this day all of my seams line up perfectly and my seams lay flat. It may take me a little more time to turn out of quilt top, but my Mother will be proud!
After the class in July, I might be convinced to share some of my techniques with others. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Kathy, you are so right. Those first lessons are important. Glad you learned so well.