Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quilting Tips


  1. Put your quilting projects in big plastic storage bags.
  2. If you have brittle old cotton thread, put it in a plastic bag and then in your freezer for a couple days. Take it out, let set for 24 hours, and it will be revived.
  3. Cotton batting will let your wallhangings hang smoother than polyester.
  4. To keep your thread from knotting, run it through beeswax.
  5. Never take your quilts to the dry cleaner. Wash them in Orvus soap even if they are 100 years old.
  6. Stack fabrics right sides together whenever possible for cutting. You handle the pieces less when you are ready to stitch them together.
  7. Sharpen chalk pencils and other soft pencils with an emery board.
  8. When traveling, take a high wattage light bulb to put in motel room lamps so you can see better for sewing.
  9. Mini irons and mini iron holders are great.

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