I just can’t be trusted with those hot glue guns, and that is why I got rid of my little cheapie one some years ago. But a glue gun was required the other day at Krazy Cow stitchers group to finish my block roll project. Our tutor Luchelle kindly brought her one in from home for me to use. But….. you can imagine what happened. I had to cover the heavy cardboard roll with fabric. The first few dabs of hot glue were put on, and I had to smooth the fabric down over the roll and hold it in place. My gluing had been too generous and drops were everywhere, and it stuck to my fingers. Oh, those little dabs of glue were smoking hot, and I ended up with a big blister on my finger! Luchelle took over the job, and it was all done correctly in no time at all. No burnt fingers for her.
My block roll started life as a “quilting” tea towel, sent to me by my UK pen-friend a while ago. I backed it with calico, added a light wadding, and stipple quilted the layers together. Then I added the red binding and ties – and as mentioned earlier, I sadly failed the hot glue gun part of the job. The tea towel certainly tells a story.
Quilting and patchwork are fun to doUse up your scraps or buy stuff that’s newIn goes the needle, then pull through the threadLoads of bright colours, blue, gold and redTechniques and traditions, from home and abroadEnjoy your designs, and you’ll never be boredRustic or modern, you must have a goSelect your own templates, and start to sew
Quick as a flash, you’ll piece and you’ll patchUnique masterpieces, you’ll very soon hatchIdeas and designs of star, chain or platePinwheels and triangles, they’ll grow at a rateStart sewing today, you’ll find it’s just great
By Marjorie Carrier - 1996