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  • Boutis technique

    Good Evening Quilters.... I have a question that perhaps someone here may be able to help with. I have a love for Boutis. I would love to attempt this technique. Does anyone here have any knowledge on this subject? My main questions are on finishing the edges. I have purchased several books on the technique...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Angel on Thu, Sep 17 2009
  • keep a lint roller in your sewing room

    I keep a lint roller on my sewing table to clean off all those little pieces and threads that fall on my lap. I also use it on my cutting table to pick up the little pieces of fabric.
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Janie on Wed, Sep 16 2009
  • Remembering to turn off the iron

    In order for me to remember to turn off the iron (happens when you are over 40), I put on an inexpensive elasticized beaded bracelet when I turn the iron on. When I am done ironing, I take the bracelet off and lay it next to my sewing machine. If I am no longer in my sewing room and I still have the...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Janie on Wed, Sep 16 2009
  • Sewing large curves -- turning a curve piece inside out

    If you are going to sew on a large curve, keeping your eye in front of the needle by about a ½ inch you go around more evenly. The machine just seems to feed the material. Then trim that sewn edge with pinking shears. When you turn the piece inside out the edge will press down almost knife flat...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Snowbird Quilter on Fri, Aug 7 2009
  • Books on Color theory

    Hi this is for all of us that are new to quilting and color. Jodie Davis recommended the book "Color Mastery "by Maria Peagler. Great book easy to follow along. Also check out her tutorial on www.colormastery.com I think it is just great for the beginners. This is the best book I have seen...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Anita on Thu, Aug 6 2009
  • Re: What's your favorite notion?

    I was looking for something that I could use in place of a stiletto. While shopping at Cub Foods, in the toothpaste isle I found a little kit which included the tilted mirror and a blue and white pick attachments with different sizes of the tips. I use the mirror to help line up the needles on the back...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Peggy on Tue, Jul 14 2009
  • Re: What's your favorite notion?

    The one item I use every day is my serger. I bought a dentist kit that had a light with it and that is one of the other things I use. I love large eye needles, lots of fat quarters. and all the different magazines with patterns.[quote user="Spudgrandma"] What is the one thing you sew with you...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Peggy on Tue, Jul 14 2009
  • Back Fatigue

    Hi all, I am having trouble with my shoulders and back after sewing for a few hours. Does anyone have some tips or excerises to help? I cannot live on Tylenol all the time. I have tried getting up to press, rolling my shoulders and stretching. Help! Thanks. Alice
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by sqweakyquilter on Sat, May 23 2009
  • Tips & Techniques

    Post your tips & techniques here and I might just turn yours inot a video!
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Jodie Davis on Thu, Apr 30 2009
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