• Re: Craftsy Block of the Month class

    Hi Sheri: I live in Canada and belong to a volunteer quilting group. We make and donated all of our quilts to children in need. About 6 years ago I started a block of the month program that is optional but most members turn in a few blocks each month. When we have enough blocks, we put the together in a quilt. After so many yearsw of trying to come
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by BrendaMay on Sun, Jan 1 2012
  • Emergency stabalizer for applique

    The other night I was working late into the night to finish some applique for a birthday gift when I ran out of stabilizer! What to do, what to do??? I needed it finished for the party in the morning. Desperate to finish the job, I took a piece of a heavy paper towel and used it and boy did it ever do the job! I was so impressed I decided to try using
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by BrendaMay on Fri, Oct 28 2011
  • glue on your iron

    I love to do all types of applique . Some patterns ask you to iron heat and bond to the back of small fabric pieces and sometimes I get a bit of heat and bond glue on my iron. Nothing worse than having a sticky iron! I have discovered a great way to clean the glue off. Take a dryer sheet and scrub on the bottom of your warm iron and presto the glue
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by BrendaMay on Fri, Sep 30 2011
  • Tips for selvages

    June Newsletter Tip Contest Winner! I always prewash my fabrics before putting them into a quilt. After I wash the fabric I cut off the selvages and keep them. I use the selvages as a ribbon to wrap up a quilt before giving it as a gift. I also use them when I sort out bundles of fat quarters that coordinate for a project, as well as bundling up many
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by BrendaMay on Mon, Jun 27 2011
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