Free Pieced Letters


Things I learned while Free Piecing Tonya Style:

I don’t really know which way an “s” points

I should make the most involved letter- such as the “E” first- this is because the letter with more pieces is likely to get out of hand, size- wise.

The width of the strips I start with influences the size of the finished letter ( duh). If I want the letters to be the same size, than I should begin with same sized strips. ( duh, duh)

It’s easier for me to make a bunch of the same letter all in a row- I get a rhythm on. Which explains why I have a box of “o”s.

Inversely, I like storing the letters already sewed into words. I don’t like digging through a pile of letters, hoping that some are the same size and will spell something.

And, finally, I really really need a sewing machine with a spell checker.

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4 responses »

  1. woohoo! you’ve got your own V style – very fun. so funny how everyone likes to work differently. I love having all the individual letters and playing with them. For the E’s – what is the skinniest width of fabric you’ve cut? I use 7/8″ strips for the background fabric to help keep that letter from mushrooming, though it does sometimes anyway.

  2. I just grab whatever strips are available and either add or cut if the letter gets too big. I have this dreadful habit of starting off small and getting bigger and Bigger and BIGGER. I also need to write the words out as sometimes the internal smell chequer doesn’t work!I love your V’s.

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