In making rows for my quilts, I put a pin in the upper left hand corner of each row to signify what row it is. First row — one pin; second row -two pins, etc. These same pins are used when pinning the rows together.
I keep plastic zippered bags that curtains, bedspreads, and hosiery come in. Everything pertaining to a quilt project is put into the individual larger bags, including pattern and list of rulers needed.
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The smaller bags or Ziplock bags are used to store thread, pre-made HST, and cut squares, all of which are included inside the larger bag. Everything is ready to sew and is especially good for retreat projects. I put my pre-wound bobbins in a pharmacy plastic pill container and use either pony-tail bobbin holders or plastic tubing cut to inside size of bobbin with a split in its side to wrap around bobbin showing color of thread and keeps the thread from unwinding. I keep the unused portion of my binding strips in a small plastic container and when making a scrap quilt, I sew these strips together for a scrappy looking binding.
Nothing goes to waste around me. I use only two machines and cover them with linen tea towels which have been collected from travels, mostly overseas. And, so easy to toss in the washer when they are dusty. I have a small rectangle of white paper which I laminated, made a hole and put a wool loop through it then hung it on a hook on my sewing machine.
Going out shopping for a linen tea towel and the pinhole thing. Thank You. I use a trick from dressmaking for sewing my bindings. Run your thread through beeswax and then IRON it. Ironing is crucial. It will glide through the binding like butter. Prepare 5 or 6 needles and then sit down and sew a side.
So many great hints! My group is going on a cruise with our quilt shop to Alaska. I keep a piece of lint roller paper by me when sewing to drop all waste threads on.. Keeps me from tripping over the waste can…. Thanks for your question! I use small 3m hooks attached to the wall next to my work area for rulers, tape measures, sissors etc. This eliminates any holes in the wall and things can be moved around as needed. Happy quilting from Manitoba Canada! If your ruler slips, an easy, inexpensive solution is to dab a bit of clear nail polish in key places on the back of your ruler, then dribble a bit of salt on each spot of polish.
Let dry, and your ruler will no longer slip. What fabric collection did you use for your "Garden Path" quilt? Might you have any suggestions? I do have a day now and then when I feel somewhat like my old self, but then I have so much guilt about the housework I tire myself out doing that first then the day is gone. Are you still teaching. We would like to have you come back to our guild if you can. When I am starting a new quilt project I pick up a new, unused, large pizza box. It is just the right size for holding my quilt squares, as I assemble them, and all of my sashings and cornerstones.
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