I said yesterday how watching podcasts had got me wanting to start knitting my own mitred square blanket, well I've recently been watching a new-to-me podcast, sewrayme.
Rachael lives in Scotland and makes project bags and sells other knitting related things in her shop and has been doing June vlogs, just little snippets of her day and her garden and some cooking.
The videos are not very long but are usually quite interesting.
On one video she showed how to quilt as you go, a method by where you sew the fabric straight on to the wadding, she made up a log cabin effect with little scraps of fabric and when the piece was large enough she made it into a project bag.
I've spoken before about the love/hate relationship I have with my sewing machine, but I would like to get better, so yesterday I collected all my things together and set about making two cushion covers for some cheep pillows I'd bought from Ikea.
This is the first one I made using the quilt as you go method
And the second one where I sewed the pieces together first then put it on the wadding.
I used an old Ikea sofa cover for the backing of both and did an envelope style opening.
I think my favourite is the first one, the one with the vertical strips of fabric and I did prefer doing the quilt as you go method. Neither is perfect but I did enjoy making them, and you know what? me and my machine got on fine, there were no arguments or tantrums during the making :-)
The new cushions will be living in the small bedroom, cheering up the single bed.
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