Let's just say that I am not a fan of fusible interfacing. How can such a light, wimpy fabric-wantabe be so maddening and frustrating. First of all, I asked for a 1/2 of a yard from the gal at the fabric counter, but when I unfolded it I found out that I only received a 1/4 of a yard. (That's technically not the fusible interfacing's fault, but it started our relationship off on the wrong foot.) Second, the directions for using the interfacing were cut in half due to the fact that it was only 1/4 of a yard, so I didn't have all the instructions that I needed to use it correctly. I found instructions at sewingsupport.com. However, I'm a slow sewing-learner so I didn't fully get it. Also, as I mentioned before I don't follow directions very well. Long story short - my fusible interfacing didn't actually fuse to the cloth. Arrrrgh! I may be going back to the flour-sack cloth I used in the first crayon roll. Any advice from those of you who have more sewing smarts than me?
On the up side (I'm trying not to be overly negative), my relationship with the rotary cutter has definitely improved. The second time around went much smoother, so I do have hope for fusible interfacing after all. My fabrics pieces are ready to be joined together; however, I'm going to be taking a break for the next few days from crafting (and probably blogging) due to a busy work weekend. So unless these fabrics figure out how to join themselves together in the next three days, I will be finishing up round two of the crayon roll Sunday evening.
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