I took a class with Barb Persing today to learn how to use this very cool ruler called Leaves Galore
You fuse Misty Fuse on to a strip of fabric (this example show a 2" strip), line up the edge of the fabric on the ruler and carefully trim the edge, as shown above.
A perfect leaf! Now I am sure you are thinking big whoop one whole leaf for all that work. What you do is line up 3 or 4 fabrics on top of each other and all of a sudden you now have 12 to 16 leaves!!!!
Blanket stitch around the edge, best part is you don't have to stop and start, it is done in one continous line of stitching (yeah!).
These are a couple of examples of Barb's quilts that she has made using this ruler. This one is called Hope Diamond. The ruler also comes in 3 sizes.
This was our class example available from Barb Persing and Mary Hoover of Fourth and Sixth Designs at Barb@barbpersing.com.
Here is a bigger shot of the quilt.
It was an enjoyable day out and a much needed break for me. Tomorrow and Sunday I will be taking another class in something totally different, it has nothing to do with sewing. How is that for cliff hanger?