March Stitch Along - week 2 instructions

Posted by Ruth on 9 March 2017 | 4 Comments
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How did you get on with the free form cutting? Jennifer joined in the challenge and shared a couple of photos of what she did.

Jennifer's Stitch Along Week 1 - fabric cut free form Jennifer's Stitch Along Week 1 - neutral fabrics with contrast

Rules for Week Two

Start out by auditioning your pieces. Swap them around and use your color tones to come up with something looking interesting rather than just a mish-mash of pieces. You can do this on your design wall, on the floor or your cutting mat. You can cut more pieces if you need too.

Remember to include your contrast fabric too, but just use it sparingly. Small amounts dotted around or one, maybe two thin strips from side to side.

When you see two pieces you think look good together, join them. Audition again as you stitch the pieces together to create a 15" square.

Tip: no need to restrict yourself to 1/4" seams. It really doesn't matter what size they are for this.

Let's see how you get on by posting a picture which I'll add to next week's instructions.... and remember, if you have curved seams, you may need to snip the seam allowance a little to help keep the seam laying flat.

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  • Thank you Susan

    Posted by Ruth, 12/03/2017 2:34pm (5 years ago)

  • I sent you my photos via email.

    Posted by Susan, 12/03/2017 1:00pm (5 years ago)

  • Susan, I sent you an email. It will be coming from so if it doesn't arrive, please check your spam folder or let me know here if you don't receive it.

    Posted by Ruth, 11/03/2017 3:13pm (5 years ago)

  • Ruth: How do I send photos to you?

    Posted by Susan, 11/03/2017 3:09pm (5 years ago)

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