I’ve used the little time available for sewing this and last weekend test one of the more complicated teapot patterns with the freezerpaper technique (which I’ve decided is the preferred applique method for this quilt). And while I was a bit trepidatious about how this would work out, I have to say I’m very pleased with the results. I’m also taking lots of photos as I go so that I can write a blurb for the website about the freezer paper technique as I’ve found a lot of people say well ‘just freezer paper it’ as if you are supposed to automatically know what that is.
So while I haven’t finished writing the page yet, I thought I’d give you a sample of the progress with the slide show linked at the end of the post. The freeer paper process is essentially trace the shape onto the freezer paper, cut it out of the paper, iron it on shiny side down to the wrong side of the fabric, cut it out with an extra ¼” around it, snip the ‘seam allowance’, put some glue on, roll the edge over and stick it down, and just keep repeating. You’ll see from the slide show that once you get into the groove of it, its more straightforward. Anyway, enjoy the slide show, have a bit of a giggle and more news in the next few days….