Today I thought I would share with you a product I was recently introduced to which I just love.
As well I thought I would give you a little tutorial about it.
As you all know I specialise in English paper piecing, needle turn applique, embroidery and fine hand quilting.
I had heard of the "Sewline" brand and use one of their trio marking pencils which I also love for many reasons but one of them is that I don't have to keep changing the leads to a different colour. I just need to turn the top.
While I was in Europe recently I was introduced to the "Sewline" glue pen. There is a little story that goes with it but I won't bore you with the details.
With English paper piecing it is necessary to baste fabric to a pre-cut paper shape.
Now, I have always basted with a needle and thread sewing through the paper.
Why do I sew through the paper?
It keeps the fabric held firm around the paper otherwise on the bigger shapes the fabric bags out and the papers also fall out befor you want them too.
I have a "Sewline" glue pen
I have my
Pre-cut papers – from me of course. Patchwork with Busyfingers
Perspex templates – From me
Milliners/ straw size 11 needles – from me
Superior Bottom line thread – which I also keep in stock – available in 1420yd spool (will last you forever) or superbobs a packet of 10 assorted colours.
Sewline glue pen which we now also stock (Love, love, love it)
How do I use it I hear you ask
Here is a little tutorial
Note: It comes out blue and dries clear and is water soluable.
I know what the next question is before you even ask it.
How do I get the paper out now?
Don't take any papers out untill you have sewn your shapes together.
Just peel the fabric edge off the card and it will just slip out.
Tomorrow I will be back to talk about why I use Milliners size 11 needles and Superior bottom line thread and how to sew your shapes together.
If you think you might like a Sewline glue pen you can go here. Refills are also available.
I hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial
I will see you back here tomorrow
Sue x x x