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  • Re: Joining pieces of batting

    Sharon, I was having the same trouble with the batting not coming out even at the end. I found extremely fine "Knit Interfacing" that is 1 and 1/4" wide - It is IRON ON and very light weight . To sew, I use a zig-zag stitch lengthened - right over the tape. Goes on evenly and your batting...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by barbarag-8 on Thu, Mar 24 2011
  • Ruler Gripper in a Pinch

    I have been having trouble with my square up ruler slipping, because money is tight I haven't been able to buy the grip adhesive that is sold for clear rulers. But as I was cleaning up after dinner, I noticed how the cling wrap stayed stuck to the kitchen counter so I decided to see if it would help...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by megan.clinton on Sat, Feb 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
  • Re: Embarassed Admissions

    First of all........NEVER be embarassed to admit what you don't know. Every class I go to, every book I read, every video I watch I learn something new. Even if I don't really learn something "new" I may be learning a different method that makes it easier to do or gives me a better...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Hildur on Thu, Dec 30 2010
  • Pocket Tissue Holder Directions

    This is for Jay Marie - or anyone else that wants a fun little project for a "stocking stuffer" or easy craft fair offering. You will need a focal fabric plus a contrasting lining fabric. Your focal fabric should be cut 6 1/2" by 5 1/2". Cut your lining fabric 7 1/2" by 5 1/2"...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Marge (AKA Dimples) on Fri, Nov 19 2010
  • "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
  • Does anyone know how to get rid of new Olfa mat odor?

    I've had my new Olfa mat sitting out for several days both in the garage and now in the house. The odor is very strong. I have an old Olfa mat that smelled when I bought it but now...years's virtually odor free. Does anyone have an idea on how to speed the process. I can't imagine...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Sew Sweet 47 on Tue, Sep 7 2010
  • Keeping bobbins organized

    I have a great idea that I've used for years. Small prescription bottles hold 5 bobbins perfectly. I fill 2 bottles of filled bobbins with my neutral color thread for my every day piecing, etc. A lot less stopping and filling bobbins in the middle of a project. I also keep an empty one to put the...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Diana on Sat, Jul 24 2010
  • How to make fabric printed with a printer colorfast

    I want to scan artwork and print it on fabrics like muslin. So far I have heavily starched the fabric, cut it into 8 1/2 x 11 pieces and printed on it sucessfully. Then let it sit for a bit and iron it with a steam iron. The problem is that when washing the fabric, some of the color wash out. Is there...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Sharon on Sun, Apr 18 2010
  • side winder

    I tried my Sidewinder Bobbin Winder on a M size bobbin and it worked , I did not know this, maybe others did but I thought I would pass it on, a little more portable than the big winder that comes with the HQ 16 machines.
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Jeannette on Mon, Mar 8 2010
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