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    #16
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    QUILTER'S TIP OF THE DAY: If you take your quilt to work so that you can sew the binding in your lunch break, check that nobody has put a slice of cake on your desk before you put it down on top!

    Quilting through the dull times
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      #17
      Re: Tip of the Day

      How sad for you quilt and the slice of cake. Maybe you could try some of this new quilt/fiber wash I found. It is called "Soak". According to the lady at the LQS you use about 5mL in one of the newfangled "He" front loader wash-machines and a full packet (10mL) in a standard water-guzzler machine. It says you don't have to rinse it out, but I would think that you want to get the cake off first. I think it is packaged for handwashing items, but I am going to give it a try. It is supposed to leave a light fragrance to your washables. You can check it out at soak.com. I just picked it up two days ago and haven't had a chance to use it myself. I'll let you know how it works when I do get around to trying it.
      Be who you are and say what you feel
      because those who mind don't matter,
      and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

      http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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        #18
        Re: Tip of the Day

        QUILTER’S TIP OF THE DAY: If you’re looking for an inexpensive storage container for your many spools of thread, a storage box made for Matchbox cars is ideal. The container is double-sided & divided into 48 compartments, each of which will hold a spool or two of thread. Generic ones are a better buy; just make sure to take a spool of thread along to double check the size of the compartments.

        Sorry to be late in posting. Jr took care of it the hard way. I am so sorry Jr!! Above the 'other' tip of the day.

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          #19
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          Thanks Hillbilly I like the tip for the day. I may or maynot use them but like to read them and like to see what others think of them too. I have heard of using soap on zippers and pins all my life to help sharpen them and to help them not snag. Years ago they didn't put so much stuff in products like they do now.
          Saundra

          May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door! God bless the USA!:icon_wave:

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            #20
            Re: Tip of the Day

            A bar of soap applied to a drawer inside helps it glide easily if it sticks.
            Quilting is good therapy.

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              #21
              Re: Tip of the Day

              Im not keen on the soap idea but I think making a label with a picture of you on is a great idea. Imsure future generations would love to see the love and care that goes into the quilts

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                #22
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                QUILTER’S TIP OF THE DAY: An alternative for hand basting a quilt is to machine baste with water soluble thread. Make sure to use the thread in both the top and the bobbin and sew straight basting lines across the quilt. When you’re done with the decorative quilting, the soluble thread can be removed by washing. Happy quilting!

                Sorry I haven't been around to post these.

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                  #23
                  Re: Tip of the Day

                  thanks hillbilly - that is a tip I may try on my next one.
                  Sewing mends the soul.
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                  Do the math; count your blessings
                  Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

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                  ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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                    #24
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                    Originally posted by hillbilly View Post
                    I get a quilters tip of the day on facebook, and check out what she posted today!

                    QUILTER’S TIP OF THE DAY: Using a plain bar of soap to store your pins and needles has multiple advantages. By inserting them into the bar it will coat the pins and needles with a thin film that will not only prevent rust but will also help to glide smoothly through multiple layers of fabric and batting. Happy quilting!

                    I have never heard of such a thing!! I'll start posting the tips here.
                    Hello Tonya!
                    from where do you receive that at facebook?
                    thanks, Virginia

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                      #25
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                      To make a reusable quilting stencil, trace your design onto tulle (netting) with a permanent marker. Place the tulle on top of the area to be quilted then retrace the design with your marking tool of choice.


                      Virginia...first you need to friend me and become a fan of my business page, then I'll tell you. No, just kidding...it's Log Cabin Quilting

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                        #26
                        Re: Tip of the Day

                        hi hill billy
                        I also rug hook on occasion and have found that something smoother and easier than tulle for tracing is plumber's "paper". It is a very thin and transparent fiber - looks almost like interfacing. I purchased some from a hooking supply house some time ago and still have tons. I betcha it would be cheaper than tulle as well! Save that for wonderful crochet scrubbies.
                        Sewing mends the soul.
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                        Do the math; count your blessings
                        Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

                        http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
                        ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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                          #27
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                          Use a pants hanger to hold your pattern book open to the current page and to keep it from getting lost under fabric.

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                            #28
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                            Originally posted by Blondie View Post
                            hi hill billy
                            I also rug hook on occasion and have found that something smoother and easier than tulle for tracing is plumber's "paper". It is a very thin and transparent fiber - looks almost like interfacing. I purchased some from a hooking supply house some time ago and still have tons. I betcha it would be cheaper than tulle as well! Save that for wonderful crochet scrubbies.
                            Thanks. I don't use all these. I just copy and post them! Crochet scrubbies are a bit of a hit, aren't they?

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                              #29
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                              Crochet scrubbies are a bit of a hit, aren't they?

                              Yes, they certainly are! quick and easy and last pretty well, too. I even impressed my dear old Mom with them. She thinks I'm brilliant, lol, but then that's in her job description, right?
                              Sewing mends the soul.
                              sigpic


                              Do the math; count your blessings
                              Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

                              http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
                              ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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                                #30
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                                Originally posted by Blondie View Post
                                Crochet scrubbies are a bit of a hit, aren't they?

                                Yes, they certainly are! quick and easy and last pretty well, too. I even impressed my dear old Mom with them. She thinks I'm brilliant, lol, but then that's in her job description, right?
                                Yes, it should be!
                                I am trying to get my daughter to make some for me. She crochets.

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