The first up new item I wanted to tell you about is this *NEW* use for the Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide. I’ve developed a way to make larger half square triangles, still without having to mark the diagonal center of all your larger squares. I’m so happy about this. Its going to make all those blocks for the swap sew in a snap. Here’s how it works:
A. Mark the center line of the first square of your project, as you would traditionally.
B. Start sewing 1/4″ to the left of that center line, still pretty traditional.
C. Here’s the magic- Make a mental note, as to where on the seam guide the right hand corner passes. (where the BIG BLACK arrow is pointing in the picture above)
D. Now, with every other large HST pair of that size, sew by lining up the right hand corner with the guide line from step C. Once the large square has moved up onto the seam guide, you can continue to sew 1/4″ from the center by making sure that the corner point is lined up with the Dotted ¼” line, next to the Needle Line. (see below)
Pretty exciting stuff. Also, I’ve got NEW full-length aprons over in the shop. The aprons are 100% cotton designer fabrics and have a little ribbon or contrast on the lower edge. They’ve got clean lines and, of course, are washable. Boy, could you imagine finding an apron that was NOT washable? Anyway- these can hit the washer and dryer, no problem. Here’s a peek at the newest aprons: