|I have finished assembling my Mrs. Billing's rosettes, so it was time to piece the Border Nine background and glue baste them in place. I was dangerously close to not having any hand work to do--yikes!|
Next Step: applique them down. These will be fun to work on for some Slow Sunday Stitching!
|Here's a little tip:|
The strips will be handled a lot as the applique is stitched, so I ran a very narrow bead of Fray Check along the outer seam allowances. I could "stay stitch", but the fabric would probably ravel up to the stitching and I've found this works very nicely! It's important not to use too much Fray Check or it will run beyond the seam allowance and may show on the fabric after piecing. When I start a new bottle of FC, I snip off the barest amount of the tip using a sharp craft knife so I can control the flow. I also lay out the fabric I'm treating on freezer paper (shiny side up) or plastic shopping bags to keep my cutting mat clean. Don't move the fabric until the FC is dry (that doesn't take long) so you don't get the FC on places you don't want it!