Well quilty friends, you asked for it - how do I glue baste my English paper piecing? So here's the low down. Although I warn you now, I took the photos after work in the evening, so they're not very pretty!
First though, here are some blocks I've sewn in the last little while. I've got back into the swing of these - first because Hydeeann's EPP link up party made me do some basting, and secondly because hubby is painting the lounge and Bernie has been unplugged (first world problems). The outrage, right?! So it's hand sewing or nothing. To be fair, some nights it's been nothing.
|Gingham - you're almost as cute as spots|
|Liberty stile and vintage cards|
But here's the important stuff. You need to gather your fabric, your glue pen and your template. I use the lovely precut ones which are a nice thick quality. I don't know if glue basting would work well on thin paper.
|One 2" diamond, one piece of yucky fabric and the magic pen|
Put a thin line of glue on the edge of the fabric - on opposite sides. You don't glue near where you'd sew, because that will make it hard to sew. And you do opposite sides so the fabric doesn't stretch unevenly.
|For the avoidance of doubt - the blue is the glue. It drys clear.|
Fold the fabric over and stick it down. Then glue the other two sides.
|15 seconds later - half way done.|
Stick them down.
|And done. That's it.|
Repeat a million billion times and then sew together to make a beautiful quilt. Then send me your gifts for improving your EPP experience. And before you ask, yes, the papers just peel out and can be reused.
|Lots of diamonds. Remember to wag those "tails" the same way each time|
I hope that's helpful. Linking up to all the mid week linky parties (links on my linky page) and to Hydeeann's party. Howdy visitors!