Satin slips a lot in every direction. It also frays/shreds a lot!! To make this fabric work for me I prepare it with a fusible light weight interfacing.
So another problem I have with working with the satin and silk is it doesn't feed like the cotton fabrics. For instance, when applying cotton borders on my satin, the satin feeds at a different rate than the cotton and the two do not match up in the end, even though they are the same size to begin with. I could use my walking foot, but I choose to pin the two together and then stitch. I probably put a pin every three to four inches and sew slowly. This works so much better!!
Now I need to spend some time turning the photo below that I took at the Alsea Cemetery on Easter Sunday into my April challenge piece. Hopefully this weekend it will be drawn, traced and quilted!! However, sunny days are predicted for the weekend, so the garden may be calling me!!!
Happy Quilting everyone, take care, and keep those needles sharp!!! :^) Martha