In my previous post, I shared about a handy little magnetic wand that I keep right by my sewing machine. A magnetic wand. It is actually part of a set that I bought at our local home improvement store. Along with the magnetic wand, this set includes…
Tips And Tools Tuesday – What Do Froggs, Attire, and Scrubbing Bubbles Have To Do With Quilting?
Last week was full, fun, and exhausting! We, (my husband and I) have been working outside, digging. We have moved a lot of earth from the left side of this area to the right so that it will be more level. We will pour a concrete pad here which will eventually become a carport. Yippee!
Tips and Tools Tuesday – An “Oh, NO!” Moment
One of the quilting blogs I follow is called Farmhouse Quilts. On it, Monique shares fun projects to make, photos, and stories about her family. It’s like sitting across the table from a dear friend, sipping a cup of tea, and catching up on what’s happening in her life. I highly recommend checking out her Read More
Tips And Tools Tuesday – Work Smarter, Not Harder
The older I get, the more I have to find ways to work smarter instead of harder. Our sewing room remodel has made progress. The wall between the sewing room and hallway now has a relocated door and sheet rock. Yay! Notice the red contraption in the left side of the photo? It is for Read More
Tips And Tools Tuesday – Balking At Bulk?
Does your sewing machine BALK at a bulky seam? Mine does. Sometimes I need to sew over an intersection where many seams converge as in this eight-pointed star. When the presser foot reaches the bulkiness, it “balks”. It just sits and sews in place. I used to have to tug a bit on Read More
Tips And Tools Tuesday – Let’s Talk Tweezers
Tweezers? Really? But, seriously. Let’s talk.I know, tweezers may not be a well publicized quilting/sewing tool, but, I believe that once you use a pair, you’ll see how invaluable they are, too!First, let’s talk types. No matter which brand you chose, you’ll find that there are basically two shapes. Straight or bent.I guess, for me, one of Read More
Tips And Tools Tuesday – Chatelaine – a What?
I’ve always enjoyed hand-work and usually just place my hand-stitching supplies on the end-table next to my chair. When I hand-quilt, I use a hoop to hold my quilt. I’d get all settled with the hooped quilt in hand (and wrapped all around me) and realize I’d forgotten one or more of the supplies I needed. Drat! Then I’d have to Read More
Tips And Tools Tuesday – Headlamp
Today’s subject is near and dear to my heart. Well, actually, to my eyes. It’s light. The older I get, the more light I need to see things clearly. Age 40 seems to be where light requirements really begin to increase rapidly! A 40 year old requires twice as much light as they did when they were 20. Read More
Tips and Tools Tuesday – An Unusual Pressing Tool
For our son’s eighth birthday, (more than twenty years ago), we gave him his first pocket knife. It was dinky. Only 2 1/2″ long. But, he wanted to learn to whittle. He also, loved to fish. And a boy needs a pocket knife for fishing. The first Read More
Tips and Tools Tuesday – Clappers
Clapping Makes Your Seams Lay Flat (That sounds similar to a popular song title.) What is a “Clapper”? And what does it have to do with quilting or sewing? A clapper is a tool used during pressing to make a seam lay as flat as possible. It’s usually made from hardwood and there are several Read More