Monday, April 25, 2011

Paper Piecing

I took a class last week on paper piecing using patterns from England Design Studios.  I have taken paper piecing classes before, but this method was very different.  I really enjoyed it and bought a pattern.  Here is what we worked on.

IMAG0277  I like the way it went together and how it allows you to piece absolutely any shape.  I plan to come up with some patterns of my own.



I took my mini iron to the paper piecing class with me and used a hand towel for an ironing mat.  When the class was over my iron was still hot.  (something I didn't think about until I was unplugging it.) I wrapped it in the hand towel and it was fine, but I decided I wanted a better solution to for an ironing pad and traveling with a hot iron.  Here is what I came up with.....



IMAG0279I made an ironing pad with Insul-Bright sandwiched between two layers of batting and then covered with fabric.










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   I added a loop
   on one end and
two tabs with velcro
on the other end.




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   Here is my ironing pad
with my mini iron







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I put the loop over
the handle of the
hot iron







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I rolled the iron
toward the center
and used one
tab with velcro
to secure the cord





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I rolled the
iron over
once more







IMAG0286.jpgI used the other tab to wrap around the outside to secure the iron and cord














2 comments:

Amy said...

love the butterfly. very nice travel mat for your iron.

rubyslipperz said...

The butterfly block looks really fun to make. I curious...how was this paper pieceing class different than other you have taken? Is is possible to do a few pictures on the method?

hugZ,
annie
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