I made this burlap and cotton ruffled tree skirt for my daughter-in-law for a special "before" Christmas gift.
I used my serger to hem each strip and to ruffle the red fabric. I tried to ruffle the burlap on four different sewing machines. It just wasn't going to happen. I did it the old fashioned way using my fingers to fold the fabric right before it went under the pressure foot. Believe me when I say after doing all those strips I had a system going. I think it turned out pretty good for my first try.
The strips started out at 3 inches x WOF. The red fabric was easy to cut through four layers. Burlap was a different story. It was cut in a single layer. I drew lines on it every 3 inches and cut on those lines using a 24" ruler and my rotary cutter. I also used my sad iron trick to hold the ruler steady. (I use two sad irons to weigh it down.)
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I'm married to the best guy in the world and have one son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, (two grown boys and one granddaughter) and a new great-granddaughter who was born Oct. 12, 2011.
I've been crafting most of my life starting out drawing, painting and sewing as a kid.
I've been stamping since 1995 and love sharing this hobby with my granddaughter, Scarlett, and anyone else who will listen and wants to learn.
I made my first quilt in the summer of 2008 and have enjoyed quilting very much.
I also enjoy reading. Give me a good book and I won't do anything but read.
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