In this week’s blogs I will talk about the preparing, fusible webbing, the backing and pieces, machine applique, the hair and hat placement and the finishing of the top.
This pattern is written with the beginner quilter in mind. Diana Dillard the patterns creator tried to make certain that the pattern instructions were complete and easy-to-understand. She even include a special "Skill Builder" Section with additional techniques tips to help you along the way.
When you take the pattern out of the packaging you will notice that we have include the pattern pieces templates and pattern diagram pages. The pattern Diagram will need to be assembled to make a full size pattern. To assemble the full size pattern you will need to have a rotary cutter or scissors, straight edge, and tape. Make sure you look at pages instructions and page numbers very carefully. Cut along the dotted Lines where labeled and tape where it is labeled “Place LIS-PD-P_ and Tape Here".
As with any new project make sure you read through all the instructions carefully and thoroughly.
Now finding the right fabric that coordinates is always fun and frustrating at the same time. You want fabrics to blend and coordinate together. Have Fun with this, it is like dressing up a paper doll. So many possibilities on making these patterns.
You may want have some additional tools with this pattern. I suggest getting a pair of long handled tweezers, these can help you with the pieces placement. Also suggest getting a quilters padded Quilt Board, this will help in the placing and moving of your patterns pieces around. You may want to have a rotary cutter, rulers, measuring tape, straight pins, starch, pressing sheet and marking pencil or pens ready for you.
Tomorrow, I will be talking about transferring the pattern pieces to your Fusible webbing.
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