I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 63, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 25. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, three Essex , one Singer 20. one Singer 40 and a Vulcan Countess. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Monday, 3 November 2014


I was NOT happy with the label I did for the Farm Quilt but I was hurrying it as I thought we were gifting the quilt over the weekend.  As it turned out, we did not do that and I was able to print another label and allow it to set overnight.  I washed it today and then prepped it the way I prefer to do a label.

This is the first version of the label, as you can see.... It was very blurry and faded - I did not leave it long enough before rinsing it.  
Here is the new one! It was left overnight to set and then washed today.  I trimmed it to size and added some borders.

I then cut a piece of Weaveline fusible interfacing the same size and with fusible side facing right side of label, I pin it in place (do not iron!).  Sew all the way around , do not leave a gap.
Trim the edges and corners and cut a slit in the Weaveline for turning right sides out.
Flip it right sides out, poke the corners as square as possible, finger press it all and position in place on the quilt ... NOW  it can be ironed down.  The fusible interfacing will hold it down to make it so much easier to hand sew in place.  I will be doing that tonight.

We will be gifting the quilt tomorrow.

Cheers from Helen