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20 June 2017

Fabric Preparation!!!

......and this morning I present to you the most boring photograph in the history of blog photographs.........


.......just to prove that I did actually do something in the vile heat of yesterday.
I finished stripping the charity shop shirts after they had been washed, soaked them all with spray starch and left them to air dry.
Today I will iron them and start to cut them into strips to see how much fabric I will have and how big a quilt I will be able to make.
I'm going to plan this one out on paper before I do any sewing so I also pulled out some suitable fat quarters just in case I don't have enough shirt fabric.

 I must admit that apart from doing that and some laundry I didn't do much else as the heat gave me such a bad headache.
I'm hoping today will be better as we do at least have a breeze blowing.

Another simple tea of salad today with some fish.
Yesterday I prepped the salad into individual containers and there is still plenty left so I will mix it all up in a bowl and add some chopped red cabbage and maybe some sweetcorn so that it at least seems a little different....lol. The grated raw beetroot will have some balsamic vinegar sprinkled onto it instead of just having it plain so it should be quite a tasty offering tonight.

I haven't had a coffee for a couple of days so I think I'll go and make myself one and then I'll crack on with ironing and chopping up this fabric.

Hope it's a bit cooler for you all today.
Sheila-x-

 

9 comments:

  1. I'm pondering a quilt from cotton shirts, may never get around to it though. Is the spray starch to make it easier to cut out? Do you wash it out later?

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    1. Yes Sue it is supposed to make it easir to cut and help with sewing and I will wash the quilt once made so hopefully it will soften back up-x-

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  2. I did smile at your description of the photograph, little things!!!!LOL. We are trying to get on top of this monster of a garden, before the rain predicted for tomorrow.

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    1. Send me your rain....all of it.....please.
      Happily it has been cooler here today with a good breeze...it's been lovely-x-

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  3. Well...being honest...exciting no...but neat yes...it's neat! And it's baking here...31.5 as I drove home from work after 4pm! Our bedroom is up in the eaves and goodness it's warm tonight! x

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    1. Roz is up in the eaves too and she says it's baking up there.
      Hugs-x-

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  4. Bit cooler here today. Fabric makes an exciting picture, not boring! I hadn't thought of prepping salad in separate containers, does it stay fresh? xx

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    1. Hi Cheryl....yes I find salad keeps much fresher for longer when I prep it into seperate containers and I just find it much nicer to be able to help ourselves to the things we like as all three of us have something we don't like. I dislike radishes so they can be left for the other two who love them-x-

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  5. I took a leaf out of your book and prepped my dress fabric one day - all the cutting, measuring, ironing etc. Then the next day I sewed. I enjoyed making the dresses so much more just having to sew them than faff around with everything xx

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