This Page is for projects sewn with Hawaiian fabrics.

Here is a little stack of Hawaiian fabrics bought while visiting Maui.
I purchased polycotton because the fabrics were much more vibrant and lovely.  The clerk said that it was okay to quilt with polycotton as long as you only use other polycottons since 100% cotton will shrink and polycotton will not. 

A note about sewing with polycotton:  At first it was a challenge because the tension wasn't right and the stitch was not good.  After trying to fix the tension with no luck, I consulted google.  
1.  You must not sew with dull needles (I changed mine twice with this project).

2.  Use polyester thread.
Here is a link to the tutorial I used to make this:  http://www.bearcreekquiltingcompany.com/blog/2014/02/22/spring-garden-table-runner/
You can find a tutorial for this little coin purse here.

1 comment:

DeAnna S said...

Thanks for the notes for sewing on polycotton. The fabric is beautiful and the coin purse is fantastic