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  • Color coordination made simple

    When trying to design your next quilt and you need an easy way to find the color coordinating fabrics you want to use just go to the paint department and grab some color samples their free. That's what I do. Maybe it will help you too.
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Mamagshouse Donna Gilliam on Sat, Apr 12 2014
  • Keeping your Quilt Block in the Order you want them.

    I don't know about you but once I have finished with all my blocks and have them in the order I want them in on my quilt wall, I have a heck of a time keeping them in that order when I need to sew. So instead of the little round labels or post-its that everyone else likes to use I use the photo/scrapbook...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Mamagshouse Donna Gilliam on Sat, Apr 12 2014
  • Gathering tip

    Although you rarely gather fabric quilting, sometimes you want a ruffle around your quilt or pillow. i learned that the worst thing when gathering is a broken thread. I learned to zig zag over a length of dental floss! Just make sure your zigs and zag don't go into the floss. I set my zig zag at...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Judi on Fri, Mar 7 2014
  • Wobbly thread spools

    Whenever I have a spool of thread that wobbles on the post, I use straws to help tighten up the spool. You can use more than one, in graduated sizes, too. Really helps.
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Pat on Wed, May 1 2013
  • Bobbins to go

    I use an empty Altoid tin to hold my bobbins when going to classes or sit and sew. After using it for a year I decided to decorate the lid - turned out cute, The tin will hold 12 bobbins. No more stopping to fill a bobbin,
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by llCleary on Wed, Feb 15 2012
  • Staying green and ready to go.

    I am sure we all have someone in the house taking some sort of prescription med. Have you ever thought of how many of these pill bottles go into landfills. Most only need to be wiped out with a dry paper towel to be made safe. The come in a variety of sizes and the labels remove quite easily allowing...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by jgipson on Thu, Feb 2 2012
  • I know where MY foot is

    Sometimes on a project, I need to change back and forth between sewing machine feet. After having temprarily "lost" the unattached foot, by either knocking it off without noticing or forgetting where I put it, I bought a decorative toothpick holder. Now I know where to look right away for the...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Cyndeetrek on Wed, Feb 1 2012
  • Tying threads so the know cannot come undone

    When I need to tie a knot so it won't come undone, I use a 'surgeon's knot'. Picture tying a knot. You turn one thread under the other, pull then repeat, right? Well, Instead of just turning the thread under once, do it twice. On the 'repeat' part, do it twice again. It holds...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Corly on Tue, Jan 31 2012
  • Sewing room Pegboard

    I hung a large pegboard in my sewing area. It's great for hanging all kinds of things and with different sizes of pegs and being able to move them around I can gets lots of things in an easy to see and reach place. It frees up table and drawer space and provides quick acess to lots of things I use...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Mama Joy on Mon, Jan 2 2012
  • Transporting blocks

    I bought flannel backed yardage meant for tablecloths. I cut it to my preferred size which for me was 14" and also a larger size of 16". When I have completed prepping a block for applique I lay the background and all the pieces on one of these pieces and stack each block on top. The flannel...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by kootie on Thu, Oct 27 2011
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