Winter is still with us, and according to the Ground Hog, we will be having 6 more weeks of winter. So I’m guessing that means we will have 6 more weeks of sewing time!
Today will be a sewing day for me, but before that gets started here is today’s list of Tips:
Bed Sizes/Quilt Sizes – A different Twist. Your blocks are 12” Finished, so how many do you need across and down to make a Twin or a Queen Quilt? This chart will help you calculate how many blocks you need for what size.
7 Quilting Hacks that will save you Money – OK, I’m on the Internet – a lot – but haven’t quite figured out the work “HACK.” Basically, it looks like it means Tips, so check out these.
Do you have any quilting tools that were not originally made for quilters? Here is something I use – Disposable Mascara Wands. Found at Beauty Supply Shops, the package I got was under $3 for 12 wands. I have one in my travel case and one by my machine and use them to trap that pesky fuzz under the feed dogs or around the bobbin.
50 Sewing Tips for Beginners & Pros – Well, quilting is sewing, but not all sewing is quilting. I do some projects that are not quilting – such as pillowcases. Amber of Crazy Little Projects has compiled a list some helpful Tips. You may find something on this list you didn’t know or maybe had forgotten.
Top 10 Tips to Transform Your Creative Space by Jolly Jabber/Fat Quarter Shop.
I’ve not gotten my space ‘transformed’ but it is fun to see what others have done.
Let’s Talk about Pre Washing Fabric – The Sewing Loft gives us some thoughts about Pre-washing your fabric.
One fabric I never pre-wash is Flannel, especially when making a rag quilt. But on the other hand, when using Flannel for the backing of a pieced quilt, I will always pre-wash it since it will shrink more than the 100% quilting cotton fabric.
I have a custom seam riper that my Brother-in-law made for me last Christmas.
Moda Bake Shop shares some Tips and Tricks: Seam Allowances. Your machine probably has some markings for 1/4” or 1/2” seams, but what if you need to stitch a 1-1/2” seam and there is no markings? What would you do?
Lori Kennedy on her Blog “The Inbox Jaunt” shares some insights to help with your Tension Confusion:
- Part One – Tackling Tension – The Mini-Series
- Part Two – Tips for Tension –
Return to her Blog next week for more about Tension.
Well, that’s about it for this week. It’s a new month, what are you going to be doing?