TTMT Video

TTMT #65 Mother’s Day Video

Hi everyone,

So excited about posting here.

I taped this on Saturday, with a guest appearance, you will have to watch the video to see who it is. Haha.

In the video I talk about invisible thread, I don’t like it, but have had a suggestion from several people about only using it as the top thread only and normal thread in the bobbin. (I didn’t know that tidbit). So I will try again very soon. For straight line stitching with a walking foot it works great, but not so much for free motion. I have some left, so will persevere with it until it is finished and then make my final decision.

In other news!

I have a second secret pattern I have been working on since taping the video, which has a deadline, so there has been no sewing yet this week. It is my first complex applique design that is for a blog hop coming up. It has several layers. The design process was fine, and putting the pattern together with instructions was fine. BUT! It is not at all the same as putting together a paper pieced pattern. I made the pattern as complete as possible, thinking it was done. And sent it to an experience applique designer to check for me. She has given me a load of advice, which meant more work. Ugh! But 3 days later I am nearly done with the extra layout bits I had to work on. At first I was “Complex Applique is to much work, I don’t think I will do this again” But! Now that I am nearly done, I am happy with what I have accomplished and this process is going to make life so much easier for the “maker”.  I feel excited again.

That is it for me today.

Hope everyone has an awesome crafty week further.


Vanda Chittenden

3 thoughts on “TTMT #65 Mother’s Day Video

  1. The tiny quilted pieces are lovely. I really do like how you’ve finished them up.

    I stopped accepting commissions a long time ago for exactly the reason you stated. I’d much rather designer patterns and encourage others to make their own!

    Please wish your guest a very happy birthday from me. 🙂

    Feel better!


  2. Cute mug rugs! It’s a neat way to use up orphan blocks like that.

    I think you might have gotten some different invisible thread since this video was filmed, but I think if you still hate it even using a second variety you should just decide it’s not for you and give the thread to someone who likes it better. You’ve more than given it a fair shot and if it’s still not giving you results you can be happy with, then why keep struggling?

    Belated birthday wishes to your son! He looks a lot like his mum!


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