Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Whack Upside the Head

I try.

I really do.

But there are times I forget that, as my friend the Selvage Fairy says, "You know more than you think you know," and it takes a comment or email from a curious reader to bring me back to reality. Which is a good thing for all of us.

For those of you confused by the term "WOF" on yesterday's post, let me elaborate.  It means "Width Of Fabric."

When I sewed the backings together for the Fruit Loops and Snow Day quilts, I had bought 6 yards of the backing fabric for each. I threw the fabric in my washer and dryer, then ironed it. I folded it in half lengthwise and cut it into two pieces. I rearranged the fabric so the two pieces were side-by-side and the pattern was going in one direction. Then I sew the two pieces together using a large, 1-1/2" seam (about 4 cm). Then, before pressing the seam open, I trim away the selvages on that long seam.

Make sense now?

Thank you, Joan from Scotland.

If I at any time make reference to something you don't understand, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email (patcherymenagerie AT gmail DOT com) and I'll do my best to enlighten you.

And I'll eat my share of crow if needed.

dunno where I found this, but it's appropriate.

Thanks for reading.  Really!


Quilter Kathy said...

I posted this on my blog too... I love it!
Proud to be part of your tribe!

Pat said...

Ahhh, every profession, hobby, walk of life has it's own little collection of acronyms. We just learn them as we go along. :-)

Just Ducky said...

I am part of Millie's tribe. I like my tribe!

Quiltdivajulie said...

AWESOME graphic for that quote!!!

suzanprincess said...

I do enjoy being part of your tribe, and look forward to your every post.

Have you ever tried the John Flynn method of diagonally seaming the quilt backing? I couldn't find the saved directions in my own files so I just Googled "diagonally seamed" and Google filled in "quilt back" and provided lots of links. I picked this one http://www.seamstobeyouandme.com/2015/03/21/diagonal-quilt-back-tutorial/ which gave a good description with photos of the method and results.