TAT Block 4

TAT Block 4
posted by Linny t
Mon, Dec 6 2010

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Stephanie wrote re: TAT Block 4
on Tue, Feb 1 2011 6:00 PM

Another incredible block!

Linny t wrote re: TAT Block 4
on Wed, Feb 2 2011 6:49 PM

Thanks, Stephanie.  I really love to embellish and applique.  I love the hand work...I'm wierd, I guess.  So many today prefer to do everything by machine.  I'm not saying that's bad.  It takes just as much tallent to create with a machine as it does by hand.  I just love to sit down and tell a story with my stitches.

Yellow Rose (Rosalie) wrote re: TAT Block 4
on Wed, Feb 2 2011 7:32 PM

I'm absolutely in awe of your work.  What a beautiful block.

Yellow  Rose (Rosalie)

Yellow Rose (Rosalie) wrote re: TAT Block 4
on Wed, Feb 2 2011 7:32 PM

I'm absolutely in awe of your work.  What a beautiful block.

Yellow  Rose (Rosalie)

Linny t wrote re: TAT Block 4
on Thu, Feb 3 2011 11:12 AM

Thanks, Rosalie.

Alicia Sawyer wrote re: TAT Block 4
on Thu, Feb 3 2011 8:13 PM

Hi Linny. I love doing handwork, too but I don't know how you made this basket look "pleated"  It's beautiful!  How did you do it?

Linny t wrote re: TAT Block 4
on Thu, Feb 3 2011 8:32 PM

Thanks, Alicia.  I really enjoyed making this block.  What kind of handwork do you like the best?

I think that it is called Mexican tucks.  It's an heirloom technique.  You start by sewing tucks in the fabric.  In this case If I remember right, I think I marked lines 1/2" apart and then sewed every other pair together, making 1/4" tucks.  Then I marked temporary vertical lines across the tucks on the front side of the piece spaced I think 1.5" apart.  Then I used a tack stitch with a bead to secure the tucks right at the verticle lines.  I tacked down on one row, then upward on the next row and repeated until I had enough to cut the basket out.  Then I turned the seam using freezer paper basket pattern on the back side.  In this case, I made 2 layers of freezer paper pattern to make it stiff enough to work with the bulk and then appliqued.  

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