So, have I taken my last post to heart? Have I been investigating new forms of paper crafts?
Well, I took a quilting class! Which for me was also a rotary cutter class, an ironing class, and a sewing machine refresher course. Over the last few weeks I spent 12 hours with my friend Ruth, who has started her own quilting shop/ quilt retreat business; you can learn more about Conwell Corners on Facebook! She walked me through choosing how to layout my fabric, how to cut in a straight line, how to square my fabric. At first, it all seemed so different that I thought I would never get it right.
But then, I made the leap — the fabric is the paper (simple, I know, but in the moment, it was escaping me). I match different patterned papers together all the time, I can cut paper in a straight line (most of the time), and, if don’t get it perfectly straight, I know how to trim my edges to get it that way.
I still think I prefer glue and double sided tape as my adhesive, but there is a calming quality to sewing on a well-kept and maintained machine (note to self, get my sewing machine tuned up).