Well — here they are. My very first blog videos! These are REALLY rough — totally unedited . Just me talking and demonstrating. Bear in mind, not only are these my first videos, they are basically unrehearsed. And I am just learning how to use these templates, so there are some glitches along the way. I could have waited to post these until I got better at this and had them carefully edited, but decided not to. Perhaps it will be helpful to you to see the glitches and know that I am just beginning to learn how to use these tools. Maybe later I will make some better videos and replace these.
If you have come directly to this post and not read the previous one from a few days ago, please go back and read it. Lots of information there that I am not repeating here.
I really must get my hands on some sticky tape to put on the back of these templates. As you will see in the videos, I am having some trouble with the templates sliding around. The sticky tape is supposed to help solve that problem.
In the videos, I called the special presser foot a “hopping foot”. I think that is not a good name to use, because it doesn’t really “hop”. I think “ruler foot” is a better term and I will try to use it in the future.
But here goes with the videos. The first two are really just two parts of the same one; I got a little stuck with positioning and had to stop and regroup until I figured out what to do next!
Video one – large clamshells, starting row
Video two – large clamshells, second and third rows
Video three – small clamshells
And I have discovered another blogger, Amy Johnson, who has been using these templates way longer than me so has lots of expertise to share: