To all my Asian friends, Happy Year of the Dragon to you!
May this coming year bring you peace and prosperity.
As I work for a Chinese couple, I have a bonus day off today, so much sewing progress coming up!
I joined Jane's Wonky House Block Swap.
I copied the master sketch by hand on art paper, which is slightly thicker than typing paper. I then covered it in clear contact and cut it apart. I noted seam allowances on the perimeter and straight-of-grain guidelines. Labelled each piece.
I ironed and starched all my fabrics, then ironed together several fabrics so I could cut them at the same time. (This dramatically reduced any slipping during cutting.)
Here you can see the white template on top of the white background fabric with the seam allowance added on two sides. What was I thinking? White on white is hard to see.
So here it is again. I found this yellow ruler that I got from Jan Mullen to be perfect for this job. I have three fabrics layered here. The template is paper side down and it does have a slight friction on the fabric to reduce sliding.
Please have a look at the Flickr group set up for this swap. These houses are amazing!