Friday, 27 May 2011

The Queen of Curvy Sewing.

Not it is not My Assistant.
Although she was very taken with this incredibly clever book.

I wrestled it out from under her and read it through from cover to cover.
Ever wanted to make curved blocks but been put off be twisty bias-cut fabric turning evil? This clever lady makes it all soooooo simple even I could do it effectively.

Look! I made a strawberry!
Wanna see the trick?

By cutting the squares on a set curve they interlock with other pieces easily and when sewn together they make a single square, this means there are only ever straight lines to join. No fiddling with miles of bias cut edges. Oh I do love this new trick.

Yay for Oxfam having this book hidden away on its shelf and a huge thank-you to the craft-loving woman whose children donated it.


  1. Oooh, very interesting! Looks like a fun way to do curved piecing.

  2. That book was a find! And your strawberry looks perfect. As does your assistant. :)

  3. What a fabulous find ... and your strawberry looks delish!!
    Clever you!!
    Joy :o)

  4. yah!!!!!!! love your assistant!!!

  5. Nice work Strawb! Lovin your curves ;o)

    Note: My cousins used to call their younger brother Strawb. He isn't a red head. Seems like a cool nickname to me...

  6. WOW! That is VERY impressive sewing...and it's made me hungry. Mmmm...strawberry :-)