This weekend the temperature dropped dramatically; Autumn sure can be moody. Having no desire to leave the warmth and comfort of home I grabbed a needle and got back to work on my Anthropologie inspired DIY pillow project.
I don’t often do applique, so am taking every precaution to ensure crisp and accurate lines for the rows of chevrons. Last time I added fusible interfacing to stabilize the kimono silk. This time I basted, or tacked, all the pieces. A tack is a very simple long straight stitch to help the fabric stay in place. As I will want to remove this stitch after completing the applique, I made sure the knot was on the right side of the fabric. With a careful snip and a gentle tug the basting should easily be removed, leaving a nice precise shape.
But for now I must get back to work. Happy Monday everyone!