So this week I had a play with it.
Here's the result - appliqued knot on a quilt I am making from some gorgeous oriental fabrics.
I thought I would give you some tips and insight on how I did this applique. For me, the big secret to successful use of a bias tape maker is to spray the fabric strip with spray starch before pulling it through the gadget. This ensure that when you press the made tape to set the folds, it actually stays pressed flat and doesn't spring open, as it loves to do - smiling from the ironing board saying "I liked it better before"!
The tape is all made.
As always with all my quilts, it's very uncomplicated piecing and very simple quilting but I think it looks quite effective. It is going to have some of my favourite Prairie Points around the border, and I'm hopeful of finishing it this week.
Thank you to everyone who expressed concern for us in the recent devastating cyclone. Thankfully we are 1500 kms south of the area hit so were totally unaffected. Our lovely State of Queensland is doing it tough at the moment with disaster upon disaster. I can't imagine what it must be like to see everything you own totally destroyed.
Next week I plan to have the next instalment of the Consider the Lilies free BOM pattern available for download.
I hope you've enjoyed making the first part ... or maybe this is a reminder that there's just one week to get it done if you want to keep up. ... Now I wish I had had my 1/4 inch bias tape maker when I did those lily stems ....