Franceska Creations
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Tips on recycling neckties and on clothing construction for quilters from an award-winning designer.
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Fran's Tip of the Week

Preserve a favorite pattern

Most commercial patterns are printed on thin tissue.  When you find a pattern that may become a favorite, take the time to preserve it for multiple uses.  One of the best ways is to trace the pattern pieces onto pattern paper or material.  There are several products available, including "Swedish Tracing Paper", a sewable product, and plain or gridded nonwoven interfacing-like "fabric", available plain or gridded.  Be sure to include ALL the markings and note any information you might need.

Another memory project

Last time I suggested ideas for memory quilts.  If you have a family member who never disposed of an old tie, you might have the material for a memory garment.  After making 6 small wall quilts from my father's 40-odd ties, I made a vest for myself from some of the remainders.  That vest, along with the coordinating pants and shirt, won second place in competition at the Pacific International Quilt Festival last week.  (My sister will get the rest of the leftover pieces.)



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