Monday, January 24, 2011

Fluid Dynamics

fluid dynamics

I know we have all seen this. Whenever we sew a long strip of something, anything--a pant leg, a curtain panel, any kind of strip piecing--the fabric falls from the sewing machine in these accordion folds. I am never not delighted by them! Perhaps there is a physicist or a materials engineer or a fluid dynamisist out there who can explain it to me.

4 comments:

Bry said...

Oh I do love that sight too!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love long strings of chain piecing. I think of them as prayer flags, and I'm usually saying a little prayer that my quilt will look as nice as I'd like.

Binita said...

Can't wait to see what it is you're creating here. BTW, what is your sewing machine? Looks cool and "vintagy"!

smazoochie said...

Binita, the machine is a Singer Featherweight, a wonderful gift from a French friend. I was sewing the strips that are the hexagon WIP that I've shown with several different backgrounds.