tools of the trade ~ prepping for classes

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greetings!hey there ~ now is the time to prep for fall sewing and quilting classes!  i was highly motivated myself to do just that, because of a nice little presentation given for students {and teachers} at the open house at the sewing palace bernina, where i am excited to also be teaching this fall! and in “other big news” {lol} …

Needle In A Haystack?

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Do you have problems keeping track of your needles?  I used to.   Now a colorful Fons and Porter Flower Pincushion I bought several years ago at JoAnn Fabrics is a close ally next to my machine at all times.  Used my 40% coupon.  I suppose they are at least $10 bucks now, but I recall something like $7 or …

Necessary Notion — Tear Away Stabilizer

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This is about a stabilizer that I think is a great plus in anyone’s sewing notion resources.  And I’ve played with more leaves!  More paintstiks.  A new colorway.  Instead of a trapunto technique, I’ve used a tear-a-way stabilizer under each leaf motif, and then free motioned the quilting on top. Careful!  Even tho this product is easy to tear away, …

Necessary Notions- PART 4 – 505 Spray HINTS and TIPS

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Whatever type of temporary adhesive spray you may prefer, they all come in quite handy in the quilt and/or art studio setting you are working in! My personal favorite is 505 Temporary Adhesive spray. Now this may seem like a “done deal” to you… but lately, in several of my classes, a few people have NOT known anything about temporary …