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February 15, 2013
Almost done with the first patchwork bag, mostly intended
as a catchall for smaller items in a larger purse. My sewing machine is
intended for quilting, not for zippers or thick fabrics, so much of
this is done by hand.
This is part of my year-long attempt to use up materials that I
already own and pick up new techniques and knowledge along the way. I
chose some fabric pieces in geometric patterns so that when I quilted
them, I could follow along the lines and practice sashiko techniques
(albeit, not true sashiko form, which involves different thread types
and forming patterns with the threads themselves). Still, it was an
exercise in how to approach the lines more efficiently and evenly.
I think my next attempts will involve seeing how much binding tape I
have left, and perhaps making placemats for a table I don’t yet own…