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  • easy view stabilizer's storage

    I use a shoe organizer to store my stabilizers. Keeps them within easy reach. I never have to hunt through drawers again!
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by mary3100 on Sat, Jul 20 2013
  • Great Tip for applique!

    Hello, Quilters Today, I was listening to one of my favorite podcast from Pat Sloan and heard about a new product called Print-N-Fuse. I found this video of a women demonstrating of how she used the Print-N-Fuse to applique her quilt. There was also a pen they talked about also that is good for marking...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Lindy on Sun, Apr 1 2012
  • Fabric scraps from your pooch!

    Every month when my Maltese is groomed, he comes home with a triangular cotton scarf tied around his neck. Many groomers do this for their customers. I save the triangles, wash and iron them, and put them in my stash to use for applique pieces or landscape quilts. The fabric is of good quality and best...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Linda on Wed, Feb 15 2012
  • Re: Applique Blocks Organization

    @ Sandy .... Can you show us some pics of the how-to? We don't always have the same things in our shops here, but if I can visualise it, I can substitute some of the elements. Please and Thanks!
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by calano1 on Wed, Oct 12 2011
  • Applique Blocks Organization

    Buy a scrapbook and the clear pocket sheets. Place pieces and pattern for block on one side and on other side the background fabric block and the work in progress as you sew on your pieces. Use extra pocket for your pattern of complete quilt of the book in which you found the pattern. Books come in 12"...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Sandy Hawes on Wed, Oct 12 2011
  • Quilting tip

    When tracing your applique pieces on freezer paper, copy them right side up. Instead of ironing them on, glue them with some temporary adhesize then cut out without seam allowance. Cut fabric WITH seam allowance, then iron the edges to the sticky side of the freezer paper. It keeps it's shape and...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Darlene on Wed, Jan 5 2011
  • "Airline Friendly" Hand Work Project

    My Husband and I are getting ready to take off on vacation and I wanted to take a wool project to work on while we have lay overs and during our time in the air. My question is will they let me take a sewing needle on the aircraft for hand sewing projects? I have a thread cutter I can take so eliminate...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by The Gaertegang on Mon, Nov 15 2010
  • Re: What is your favorite applique method / technique?

    I am also a glutton for punishment but hand applique is the only thing that I do. I find it very relaxing andI have a better control of my stitches than with a macine, but they certainly are both beautiful when finished
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Jeannette on Fri, Mar 5 2010
  • Re: What is your favorite applique method / technique?

    I have tried several different styles since I started the Dear Jane quilt and now the BOM with the applique group. And I still find myself going back to needle turn. I like Ami Simm's invisible applique with the ladder stitch if you have a large shape to applique and if it doesn't have a lot...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Nana on Sat, Feb 27 2010
  • Re: Applique on t-shirt?

    Nancy I am not real sure what you are asking but that could be because I am really tired. But..... I would stretch the shirt out a little before I appliqued on it. If you do the applique by hand you might put the shirt in an embroidery hoop to keep it stable while you sew. If you do it by machine I would...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Nana on Sun, Feb 14 2010
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