A few students have enjoyed using the studio’s pressing stations so much that they followed my tutorial to build their own to use at home. We spent Monday’s Open Studio making covers for the pressing stations and since I was cutting and directing I thought it was time for the studio to have a new one of its own. Nothing like a demo that creates something new.
Last trip to IKEA this grey improv looking stripe caught my eye. I always seem to be jumping back and forth on whether I want neutral or I want bold color in my decor so I guess I’m going back to neutral on the pressing station. If you’re in the market for a fabric that washes up super soft I was really impressed with the drape on this and with my leftovers I’ll be mitering some new dishtowels.
Watch out IKEA PLUGGIS bins, I’m looking out for you on the thrift trail to match my new style. After years of my Target Oral Kiely bins I’m moving on;)
I get comments on how great my irons are in the studio all the time. If you’re a lover of steam (or not), flat seams and BOO at drippy irons than the T-Fal is for you.
I love that my design wall (tutorial here) allows me to audition fabric backgrounds without committing. Simply pin up your fabric picks, take a photo of each and scroll to see how the values of the colors are getting along. I’ve been playing with the Free-Wheeling Girl and other curve rulers like wedding rings in the studio and find my foundation construction and improv techniques way easier than a pattern. If you’re interested in learning my construction I’ll be available in any Open Studio to show you how to get started. I’ve got the Next Stitch and other curved templates available and tips galore to share.
Monday’s Open Studio has turned into a quilting session with two students finishing up with the quilting on their Psychedelic Baby quilts. If you’d like to quilt or just have some company sewing there’s one slot left.
Wishing you all a lazy & maybe productive long weekend Peeps;)
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