In my Walking Dead Group on Ravelry, we decided to pay homage to the Pillow fight/fort episodes on Community, a NBC comedy for anyone who has never seen it. We decided for the season premier this next week, we would all make a pillow for our virtual pillow fight across the world. Unlike many of my Ravelry friends, I decided to incorporate weaving into my design instead of just knitting or crochet.
It scared me to death to take my sewing machine to my weaving especially since it was using my handspun yarn. I spent the better part of Sunday cutting my fabrics and pinning the fabric together so it would be ready to sew. A lot of cussing was happening too. Yes, the family avoided me in my studio.
I have some mistakes and learned from this experience. I think next time I will get some of that sticky binding tape stuff (that is the technical term, right?) and try that. I will also make sure to keep my weaving on the top so I have a better line to follow. I also noticed that the evil machine would not let me zig zag. I used a "straight" line stitch and wonder what a different stitch would do. Maybe I should take it in and get a tune up (hmmm, imagine thinking that idea up as the evil machine left the room with an odd burning smell)
My kids love the pillow and the dogs seem to love it too. I bought a couple of yards of each fabric so even if my woven fabric is different, I can still have three matching pillows.
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