Welcome to another WIP Wednesday, friends! We’ve got a great show lined up for you, Vanessa is ready to answer some of your burning questions about cotton fabric quality, fussy cutting, and directional prints.
We know that these topics can be intimidating, especially for new sewers, so Vanessa is here to help you out. She’ll be giving you some tips and tricks to make sure that your projects turn out just right. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, you’re sure to learn something new that you can use in your next sewing project.
So join us, and let’s get sewing!
Vanessa is answering pre-submitted questions. If you’d like to submit a sewing/quilting question for Vanessa to answer on a future WIP Wednesday episode please use this form: https://forms.gle/D2qMCVJxfAgJHvWb7
What we’re covering:
1:33 – How do you know a fabric is high quality?
10:32 – One more tip on identifying high quality fabric
11:36 – Fabric for Sale in the Crafty Gemini Shop
14:50 – Fabric Differences Between Brands
16:00 – Working with Patterned Fabric but Not Directional Prints
24:56 – Fabric Frugality & Directional Prints
28:17 – Fussy Cutting
34:14 – You don’t have to mess with fussy cutting!
35:09 – Ideas for working with a directional print
41:12 – Don’t forget about seam allowance!
Products and projects mentioned & used:
• ORDER QUALITY FABRIC: https://craftygemini.com/product-category/fabric/
• PDF and Video Workshops: https://craftygemini.com/product-category/pdf-video-workshops/
• Kelley Crossbody Bag Video Course: https://craftygemini.com/shop/kelley-crossbody-bag-online-class-pdf-pattern/
• Crafty Gemini Bag Club Mini Edition 2: https://craftygemini.com/shop/crafty-gemini-bag-club-mini-edition-2/
• Essentials Wallet PDF & Video Course: https://craftygemini.com/shop/essentials-wallet/
• Crafty Gemini 5″ x 10″ Ruler: https://craftygemini.com/shop/crafty-gemini-5-x-10-ruler/
• OLFA 28mm Rotary Cutter: https://craftygemini.com/shop/olfa-28mm-rotary-cutter/