I've been busy in the studio. I ironed and folded this massive 8.5 yards of fabric to ready it for cutting.
I carefully measured my lengths and cut them out. I pin any fabric this long before sewing. It is so heavy it can easily stretch! I had to maneuver the fold-out table next to me at the machine to hold up the bulk.
I sewed my three pieces together and ironed the seams open. My backing is complete!
Ready for quilting!
I got nervous of my ability to sew dresdens. Or maybe I was just intimidated to learn how to do it during the retreat...in front of witnesses? Not wanting to make a fool of myself, I sewed a test block. It took a bit of fudging a couple of the seams fatter but it lays flat as a pancake. Beautiful!
Now, I need to teach myself how to blanket stitch this block on! And how to make the center part. Oh, this is such fun!
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