Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Machine Quilting......Rayon Threads


I decided to play with Rayon Threads today...



Rayon Thread





I made up a quick sandwich with some

of my purple hand dyed fabric...





This is about a half yard in size.

I am using fusible fleece for batting.





I am working on my Bernina Artista 200






I am using an 80/12 teflon coated needle.

The rayon thread is quilting out beautifully.






Nearly done and the thread has 

held up nicely....no shredding or breakage.





Robison-Anton Rayon Thread



This was so much fun,

I want to do more...


I am deciding on a second thread color

to do some over-stitching...




I will add a layer of 24 KT Gold

over the top of the previous stitching...





Oh, now I am getting excited !





I have always been partial to hyper-quilting...

also referred to as in-line quilting.






This is a before image 

with only the blue thread...






Here is the after image with the gold thread...






Almost done...





Yummy !





Makes my heart sing !





Rayon Threads...





I might just have to turn this practice sandwich

into a finished project.....hmmm.



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Clean off your Sewing Table Day.....


Every Monday I meet with the


to spend the day stitching...



There are 10 Quilters 

that meet here on Mondays:


This is my sewing table...






As you can see,

I have been having a whole lot of FUN !





We have been meeting here for 7 years.

Everyone has their own table,

all of our sewing equipment lives here.





I have only cleaned off my table once in 7 years...






I decided TODAY is the day...





I will remove everything,

give it a good wipe down

and get a fresh start for 2020...



Drum Roll please.....



Look.....there is even room for me 

to get in here now !

No more piles of bags on the floor...





A place to cut, a place to sew !






My little ironing surface is cleaned off...



Here is the best part:


the back side of the table is visible...

haven't seen that for years !






This looks so inviting...



This is what I will come back to

next Monday:


How yummy is this !


It took me a few weeks 

to convince myself to do this.

I am glad I did.

It is a gift I gave myself.


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where I sew at home.



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hexagon Table Runner......#3


English Paper Pieced.....Hexagons



I enjoy a hand piecing project when we travel,

so I am putting together a 

take-a-long table runner.





After all of the paper hexagons are covered with 

fabric, I put down a white piece of fabric and

arrange the table runner...





This is my third table runner,

and I still enjoy the process.















The pieces are all arranged,

but not sewn together just yet...





I pin each hexagon to the fabric base.

They will live on this fabric until they

are hand pieced together.

The fabric will not remain under the hexagons.






Once they are all pinned down,

this becomes a portable project and

the hexagons will stay in the proper order

for stitching.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Candy Bag.....Zip Cases 3


A few more FUN zip cases...



still having a great time stitching up these bags...












Most any package works with Iron On Vinyl:


Yes, Oreo packages work great !







Once you begin making these,

you will begin looking at your packaging 

in a whole new light...


Tater Tot Zip Case





Steak Fries Zip Case





Food packages make FUN Zip Cases !






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Wonky Coaster....Class


Welcome to the Permission 2 Play Class



We are creating.....Wonky Coasters



Check out our new classroom space...


Philomath City Park
Randy Kugler Community Hall 



The table is set for.....FUN:


3mm Felt, 1mm Felt,
template shapes, scissors, glue sticks





Our new classroom has plenty of light !





The students chose their colors of felt and

began cutting out shapes with the templates...










3 Wonky Coasters.....ready for stitching...





The 3mm felt is the bottom/base of the coaster.

The 1mm felt is layered on top.



The students moved over to the sewing machines:


There is a whole lot of stitching going on !





Instructor, Nancy Bryant, assists a student

with the sewing machine.



Let the good times roll...
























Wonky Coasters make you....smile !







A pile of coasters wrapped up

and ready for gift giving...










Who knew FELT could be this FUN !



Please join us at our new location:

Permission 2 Play
February 27, 2020 @ 1:00
Philomath City Park
Randy Kugler Community Hall
299 S 23rd Street
Philomath, OR
East of Philomath High School, off of Applegate






Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.
No experience is necessary to participate.
All supplies are provided for the students.
Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 
Philomath City Park, Randy Kugler Community Hall, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi   kessi@pioneer.net

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible.