32Missie Carpenter of Traditional Primitives has been sewing in one form or another since she was about 10 years old. Starting with tiny clothes for her Wishnick Troll Doll, she moved on to Clothing Construction and English Smocking when her children were young, and now has a passion for Quilting. Majoring in Fashion Merchandising at the University of Missouri, she was exposed to Design using fabric and illustration, and has stuck with it ever since.
Missie has found her favorite style of stitching and settled on Applique, Wool Applique, Punchneedle and English Paper Piecing (using a unique method of basting English Paper Piecing with Starch). She has videos on her website, www.TraditionalPrimitives.com and an informative blog, which touches on her unique technique for basting English Paper Piecing (and Applique’) as well as highlight her love of layering cotton and wool. Missie enjoys sharing her knowledge with quilting students and wants to find ways to make the process easy and enjoyable for each person, offering options as she teaches.
The technique Missie uses for basting English Paper Piecing with starch is similar to basting applique’ with starch. She has created several original notions that help make the technique easier and give more precise results. See them on her website at TraditionalPrimitives.com. The notions give the seamstress fast and precise results with ease!