Mini Friendship Braid

To the lovely ladies of the U3A knitting group, here’s one of my very favourite blogs. I know you will, like me, fall in love with NikkiM’s beautiful quilting work. Thank you Karen and Barbara for hosting and setting up the group. Enjoy!

Buzy Day

I used paper piecing or flip-and-sew method of sewing to sew the friendship braid strips together. The following items are what I use when I paper piece.

1 sheet of Foundation Paper or A4, 90/95gsm, tracing paper, a sewing machine in good working condition, a single hole throat/stitch plate is also helpful (optional) Mettler threads Silk Finish 100% Cotton thread (50/3 weight), 100% cotton fabric, 70/10 Jeans/Denim sewing machine needle, Iron and ironing board, ruler, rotary cutting board, ruler, Add-A-Quarter ruler 6” (optional), rotary cutter with straight blade, wooden press, pencil and general sewing supplies.

66 various scraps of fabrics 1¼” x 2” for friendship braid strips
1 strip of light fabric 2” x 20” – for the hand embroidered strips A
2 strips of blue fabric for the first border and binding 1” x 42” B – C
1 strip of floral fabric for border 1¾”…

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