Crafting goes a bit slower when one is sleepy, but there are a couple new lace ornaments,
and decided to try out the fabric garland pattern. I swear that the fact that it sounded like a quick project that would add 4 yards to my tally had nothing to do with it..............Or if it did, I have been justly punished for such an idea.
I started off well. I have a wavy wheel for my rotary cutter, and while I cannot use it in conjunction with my rulers, it was actually far easier to draw faint lines with yellow chalk and cut along the line anyway. It makes a nice effect,
In the directions, before the designer got the ruffler, she gathered them by hand, so putting two strips together,
Putting that garland away for its own safety, last night after a day of cleaning and putting up fall decorations, I decided to try a different method. Initially I was going to just zigzag over a piece of cotton crochet thread, but I didn't want the weight of the thread added to the garland, so instead I dug out my multi-cord foot.
That worked pretty well for gathering, though I had a bit of a hard time with the next step. She had satin stitched across the top to secure the ruffle. I tried a bit more of a zigzag, which of course did not work. In the end, I just stitched 3 straight lines and called it good. Mine is not nearly as pretty as hers, but then again, I'm not trying to sell them either. Finally,