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  • 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
  • Can't live without ??

    What is the one item in your sewing room/area you couldn't live without?
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Rhonnie on Thu, Sep 26 2013
  • Barnaby's Bands - Winter 2012 Easy Quilts

    I absolutely LOVE this quilt. When my Mush was alive she could often be found "helping" me with my quilts. As I was reading this pattern, I thought this would be a perfect quilt to quilt the sections before sewing them together. I plan on giving that a try. When? Well, that's a different...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Kim Suzanne Williams on Fri, Nov 30 2012
  • Using Press-N-Seal for Quilting designs

    This was the best tip I have received this year. Use Press-N-Seal for top quilting. Just place on design you want to use, trace with permanent marker, let dry, stick to area on quilt you want to sew and sew right through the Press-N-Seal. I am nearing the end of a large quilt and am so happy with the...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Kathy on Sat, Sep 15 2012
  • Paper Piecing

    When copying my pattern onto the paper, I only make one copy on regular printer paper. i then take the paper made for paper-piecing, staple it to the printed page and take it to my machine. After unthreading the machine, I then sitch on the lines to make my pattern. This may take a bit longer than just...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Lola B on Sat, Jun 23 2012
  • tips and tricks

    Attach a self sticking magnetic strip to your sewing machine. You can use it to hold your small scissors or use when removing pins without crowding your sewing area with a pin holder.
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by flutterbyhats on Tue, May 8 2012
  • use for leftover cotton batting scraps

    I have a Swiffer wet jet, but do not like to use the chemicals on my hardwood floors, even the ones for hardwood leaves streaks. The Swiffer has a gripping surface to hold the pads, but I had used up all my dry pads and needed to damp mop the floors. AHA... I had some leftover 80/20 cottong batting,...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Lola B on Thu, Apr 5 2012
  • Screw driver substitute

    I have found that a nickel (yep, five cents) is a very handy tool. It fits perfectly snuggly into the screws for my presser foot holder and for my needle clamp. I also like that the nickel doesn't get in the way of anything since it is the perfect diameter to fit into small spaces and it doesn't...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by diane on Sat, Feb 18 2012
  • Re: I know where MY foot is

    I was given a small magnetic bowl that works great for those stray feet, pins and small scissors. The bottom is weighted so it does not tip over or slide off the table. I think my daughter found it in the automotive department of a hardware store. Thanks Lisa for the idea.
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by betty drake on Wed, Feb 8 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
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