Thursday, May 12, 2011

How to Make a Blue Chip Chair Day 4

Ah strip fusing! It's the ideal solution for our day 4 portion of How to Make a Blue Chip Chair. Today we build the companion table that sits next to the chair. They are good friends.

Your first step in making the table is to trace the shapes from the Master Pattern that make up the table. Trace onto release paper using a black Sharpie marker.

Now cut strips of fused fabric measuring about 1/2 to 3/4 inch across from various table fabrics. Overlap the strips onto each other by about 1/4" and fuse tack them to the tracing to build a stripey collage on the tracing.

 After the collage cools, remove it from the paper and cut out the table shapes just inside the black lines. 

Place the table parts onto a fused blue fabric leaving 1/8" between the shapes. Fuse tack the shapes into place. 
Remove the release paper from the blue fabric and cut out the table shape leaving a small edging of blue around the table shape.

Now wasn't that fun! Please return tomorrow and we'll do a little furniture arranging. No heavy lifting required!


Elaine said...

I love this tutorial you've been giving. I also received a free copy of your new book. It's even helping me in the project I had started before I received it. THank you.

Linda said...

Great idea!

goecker said...

Very good tutorial Laura - U make it look SEW easy!

cindy said...

Yes, it was fun thanks for the tutorial, You do make it simple you must have one of those easy buttons

WoolenSails said...

Love this tutorial, great way to use fusing and scraps too, for art pieces.