Nancy Ferguson at McCalls Quilting »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Classic, Retro / Vintage, Traditional
Scraps, Cotton, Batting & Thread
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make something traditional which I could use fabric passed down to me from my Mum and Gran.
What are you most proud of?
The detail. Instead of machine stitching diamonds as the pattern suggests, I drew my own 'leaf/vine' design with air-erasable pen and hand sewed each section differently.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It takes time. Make sure you sew keep seam allowance as exact as you can. DON'T use stretchy fabrics or be careful cutting on the bias - the small pieces loose shape and move easily. TIP - (I was told too late for this project) - Spray patches with starch after cutting to help retain their shape.
Above all - have fun, you can un-do any mistakes.