Summer has come roaring to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Yesterday it was 100° F! We don’t have AC or even a fan, so we just stay hot 🙂 I was still able to do a little work on the baby D quilt. I marked all my squares and then started sewing them together to make the half square triangles. I was dripping with sweat the whole time and couldn’t bring myself to turn on the iron to press them open.
I also realized my sewing machine petal gets very hot when I’m sewing. I’ve never sewn barefoot before and it burned me! Yah, I’m guessing that’s not good. I am on a waiting list to have someone look at my machine. I am torn between wanting a new one or wanting this one to be repaired. It’s about 40 years old so it doesn’t have any of the bells and whistles of a new machine, but that is also why I really like it. Guess we’ll see.
Lastly, I have been on a mission to learn how to sew a zipper on something. I have read probably 20 tutorials on it, but can’t quite wrap my head around it. So, I bought a bunch of zippers and I’m just going to keep sewing them until I figure it out 🙂 Ideally, I’d like to know how to put an invisible zipper on a pillow cover, and make a little zippered pouch for holding my binding supplies.
Any recommendations on a fail-proof tutorial?