Get Set! Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon 2015

Don’t know about you, but I usually have a million projects going at once.  OK, maybe not a million – just feels like it sometimes!

Now that doesn’t count things like laundry, housework, cooking, paying bills & grocery shopping.  Although these projects do eat up a lot of my time.  And we won’t mention the time spent writing blog posts!

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Part of my sewing time involves testing patterns, and making samples.  There are times that this keeps me very busy.  When not testing patterns or making samples – or writing Blog Posts, I usually have a number of projects in various stages of completion.

2015-06-11 12.14.55I’ve pieced 20 quilt tops for Fabric Café since January. These are two of their new patterns – Porch Rails (left) & Strip Happy (right).

I find that I have to stop every so often and give my sewing space some personal time.  Starting with my ironing board and cutting tables, I sort and replace things that get piled high while I’m working.

So today we “Get Set” to work on Pillowcases.

  • Clean off Ironing Board & Cutting Tables.
  • Pack up remnants from recent projects – Scraps, useable yardage, etc.
  • Change the Blades in my Rotary Cutters.
  • Change the sewing machine needle, general cleaning of all that fuzz that accumulates and oiling the bobbin area.

Once I get the piles sorted & put away and the machine cleaned & oiled, I can “Get Set” on my next project.

  • Iron Pillowcase Fabric
  • Cut Pillowcase body, band and trim (if I decide to use it)

I will set the cut fabric aside in stacks all ready for a day of sewing on Thursday.

I’m “Set” to get started, are you?

 

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse

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About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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2 Responses to Get Set! Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon 2015

  1. Pingback: Go! Let’s Sew!! Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon 2015 | QuiltMouse

  2. Wow–20 quilt tops since January is a lot! Donna is blessed to have you 🙂

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