Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Today's doings

So (sew?) yesterday I went to Joann and got some more supplies.  They were (are?) having some great deals there, especially on the things I needed!  So, I got this for 40% of the original price:

3-Piece Quilting Set

And then I also got some fabric, and a couple of spools of thread.  I had no idea the procedure for buying fabric, but it turns out it was pretty easy, and the lady at Joann was super helpful (I also had no concept of how much to get, so she suggested that I get a half yard of each kind).  Turns out the fabric was on sale, too!

Then I went home and watched a ton of instructional videos on youtube and here, to get inspired.

Then today I worked on cutting out some squares.  This is probably not how I will sew them together (well, not exactly, I don't think...I have an idea up my sleeve), but was messing around with various ways of laying them down next to each other.

Now all I have to do is work up the courage to take the current thread out of the machine and put my new thread in.  I think I will save that for tomorrow or Thursday.  Also, I have to figure out/practice sewing a "quarter inch seam" before I do any sewing on these squares. 

Anyway, that's what I've been working on with regards to sewing.  Cutting fabric, even with all the proper tools is still hard work!  It will take practice to get faster/better at it.

I go back to school in less than two weeks, so don't worry, not all 2011 blogs will be about sewing.


Emily Grace said...

Glad you got one of those green boards and clear ruler thingys and a pizza cutter for fabric. They are essentials in quilting. Tell me you're coming to MN for quilt retreat?!

Laura said...

I will definitely consider it for next fall maybe (depending on if it works with my schedule)...would love to!

carmen said...

Great job, Laura! You should totally come to a quilt retreat!

Laura said...

Thank you Carmen!!

Lauryn said...

Way to go, Laura! I'm proud of you for taking these steps. I plan to learn to sew soon, too, though I won't be blogging it. (unofficial goal ;D)

I've always found the workers at JoAnn's to be very helpful, too. Thanks for letting me know about their sale! They have a scrapbooking tool I want to pick up.

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