Saturday, October 6, 2012

RAINBOW SCRAP SAT: October is Brown!

Not a whole lot accomplished today. But, with a ton of prep work behind me, the next couple of days should be very productive... I hope. *g*

Even though it is late, it is still Saturday [somewhere!], so I will share what I worked on today that is this month's color: Brown.
Taming a "just pressed" seam.
A nice little pressing trick I learned a long time ago by watching Sally Collin's DVD about precision piecing, is while a just-pressed piece is still very warm, smack something straight on top of it and add weight. Don't move until cool.  It is amazing how this trick tames an unruly seam allowance. Thank you, Sally!
Seam allowance after pressing, adding weight, allowing to cool.
My real "claim to fame" today was making a ton of HSTs... all in cream, brown and black. Sorry no pic. It's late. I'll share them later.

Linking to: SoScrappy. See what others have done with their browns.

Until next time. . . I hope you have a lovely Sunday and find time to sew up something you love!

Quilty Hugs,


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds like you have had a good day Cyn

Deb A said...

Great tip. Sounds like you will be sewing up a storm.

scraphappy said...

Way to go on getting all the prep work out of the way. Looks like you'll have lots of rich brown blocks to share this month. Thanks for the pressing tip, I will definitely try that one

Sheila said...

Thanks for the pressing tip. I have used a spray of water, repeat ironing. And with limited success. I'll try this : )
Looking forward to seeing your scrapy goodness.

Kate said...

Thanks for the tip!