I started sewing again after a short hiatus.
Months ago, I went to my local library's book sale (it always comes back around to books, doesn't it?) and found an old sewing book. It was published in the 1980s and most of the projects are very dated and not something that would be terribly helpful...unless I wait until those particular clothing styles come back around. *shudder*
Anyway, there was a really cute project in the book that involves making a rag book. I decided to give it a try. It involves a lot of applique (something I've never even thought of trying), and I haven't even finished the first page of the project yet, but I started thinking that it might be neat to make each page into a quilt block instead of a book. I've almost talked myself into it, and (as usual) I have no idea what I'm doing.
Share your basic quilting tips in the comments, please!
My relationship with applique has had a rocky start, but I think we're starting to work things out. I am beginning to wonder if I should have used some kind of interfacing or sizing to stiffen up the fabric before attempting this project, but it's a little late for that now! I excel at flying by the seat of my pants.
I will post pictures as I finish each page so you can see the progress. Just realize that it's my first attempt and far from perfect. I might have something to show you as early as tomorrow. We shall see.