It it Tuesday, so that means today I share links to various Blog Posts & Web Sites that I’ve recently found which provide some new and maybe some old tips. Please support these sites and let them know if you like their tips.
- Quilt CPR – 3 Tips for How to Repair a Quilt – It can happen. There is a rip, something gets spilled, or just a lot of loving & using – and before you know it your quilt needs some First Aid. Craftsy’s Blog shares three tips to help your quilt get back into service.
- Not Your Usual Rotary Cutter Blades and Their Uses – Craftsy’s Blog discusses some unusual rotary blades.
I have the Pinking blade (Gray Cutter), the Edge Perfect Blade (Red Cutter) and just bought the Wave Blade. Our Stitching for Good group made fleece scarves this past winter and used the Wave Blade to make a decorative edge on them.
Here is a receiving blanket I made using flannel and the Edge Perfect Rotary Blade. Running the blade 1/2” from the edge it created evenly spaced holes for me to crochet a border. Quick & Easy!
- Free Motion Machine Quilting Tutorial –Have you used your domestic sewing machine to add quilting to anything larger than a baby quilt? Do you only quilt using decorative stitches and your walking foot? Have you wanted to do free motion quilting, but just didn’t know where to start? Check out this tutorial on the Sew Inspired Blog. Vicki shares lots of pictures and tips.
Also, check out the tab at the top of her blog – Focus on Free Motion Quilting. You will find several links to posts with additional information.
- Planks Free Motion Quilting Design – A Few Scraps Blog shares how to create a quilting design. This is explained very clearly and seems to actually be easier than it looks.
For more help, and videos, there are two tabs at the top of her blog: Free Motion Quilting and Free-Motion Designs.
- How to use an Iron – Do you know how to iron? This is a basic skill many quilters may not realize could be making their blocks wonky – Do you know the difference between Ironing & Pressing? Keeping U N Stitches Blog shares 3 videos to help you master the art of Pressing.
- How to Hang a Quilt Tutorial – Amy A La Mode Blog shares instructions on how to hang your quilts without a quilt rack. This is a method that she learned from the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. It does call for a hanging sleeve, but you may be surprised at what supplies you may even already have to do this.
That’s all the tips for today. Hope you found something you didn’t already know.
Today I’ll be finishing up some cleaning in my sewing room – do you think I ought to vacuum? Then I have a couple of small projects I’d like to get finished. Sometimes you just don’t want a big project.