1, 2, 3, 4….

Four fabric squares, each with four seams and four corners. Now that is some advanced sewing, wouldn’t you say? And all these “fours” rolled together in my brain, and came out as 1, 2, 3, 4 … can I have a little more … a dandy little ditty by my four favorite guys.

So after this little digression, let’s get on with the post.

While on vacation last September I bought 4 cotton fat quarters (2 in Brecon and 2 in Chester) to make bandanas for my dear hubby. There couldn’t be a simpler project and as it is now April, he has waited long enough, wouldn’t you agree?

I zipped through the first one, but didn’t turn the corners properly.

Even though they are not terribly bulky, I needed to make better corners with the next one. Unfortunately, the next one was a very lightweight fabric that hubby had chosen himself. Now, who can worry about proper corners when one can’t even keep the feed dogs from chomping up the teeny tiny hems? And of course, this was the smallest of the pieces so making wider hems posed a problem. (Hmm, shouldn’t fat quarters be fairly uniform in size?)  So I did some troubleshooting. I cleaned and dusted my machine, grabbed a new needle, rethreaded both top and bobbin thread. I changed from the lightweight transparent foot (which I had just bought, and love!) to a heavier edge foot and checked the foot tension. The only thing left for me to do was buck up and start again. Starting with great trepidation on the flimsy little square, I happily discovered my machine just whirred right along, and no more hungry feed dogs! And look, my corners have improved!

Rather blurry photo, my apologies.

Here is the completed stack. A grand total of 16 corners and 16 hemmed sides to create four workout/running bandanas for himself. I don’t know which is his favorite, but I’ll just bet you can guess which one is mine!

Somehow, the color is a bit off on just one of these bandanas – the plain green one is a nice, bright green. Won’t he be a big hit at the gym?

And next to come, my new True Bias Hudson pants! And could it be? A dress!

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15 thoughts on “1, 2, 3, 4….

  1. Yeah! Congratulations ! ! !
    Great work and when we next natter, tell me more about your new foot! Have read about it somewhere else, and you know how things sometimes can go. . . hehe!
    Sorry we didn’t connect, but the weekend has only just begun. 😘

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  2. Corners are just the most annoying thing to sew and get right, so well done you! Practice makes perfect, yes?
    Love seeing the Welsh Dragon in your little pile of work today.
    Pasg Hapus ~~~
    Happy Easter ~~~ Deb xo

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    • They are! And since I sort of just invented my method, I’m sure there is a much more acceptable way, which I’ll have to investigate.
      Our lovely Dragon! I almost hated to give that one away….but he loves it, too.
      Pasg Hapus to you, too, dear Deb! (loving your wonderful “nature-y” posts….)

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    • Especially with those dragons, don’t you think?
      I just looked up mitered corners – they seem so easy! Next time I’ll give them a go, but wonder about the hem width? Would I need a wide hem to do them properly? These tiny hems gave me some stressful moments. Whew, so glad himself is not a critic. 😉

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