quiltHacks

It’s day six of quiltwoman.com‘s first blog hop and time for a quilt hack! Excited about the “water” theme for this hop, we pulled out an old work-in-progress-pattern, Deep Blue Sea. This pattern presents several opportunities for great tips and tricks. Having recently discovered a new quilt hack that uses everyday household items to make our applique …

Continue reading machine applique hack – dryer sheets and chopsticks

Use the blank back of your cutting mat to cut your fabric. This forces you to measure with your ruler, rather than the lines on the mat (which are more likely to be distorted and less accurate). Have an awesome quilting day!– Jess

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Fluorescent lights do a lot of damage to fabrics and other materials. Use ultraviolet filters (found at electrical supply stores) to decrease the damage. Piece out,Jess – Posted using BlogPress from Jess’ iPhone

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When removing a bobbin (with thread still on it) from the bobbin case, clip the thread tail right next to the case and then remove the bobbin. Pulling a long thread tail through the bobbin case can mess up the spring and/or tension on your bobbin. Piece out, Jess – Posted using BlogPress from Jess’ …

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Ever have wavy borders after quilting? Check to make sure you have a consistent density of quilting over the entire quilt surface. If not, the borders (or the entire quilt) may appear wavy. Go back and add more quilting where needed and your waves should calm down a bit! Piece out,Jess – Posted using BlogPress …

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Use a pants hanger to hold open your pattern book while working on a quilt. You can even hang it on a convenient wall or bulletin board to save space! Piece out,Jess – Posted using BlogPress from Jess’ iPhone

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Always “set” your seam first, by pressing it the way it was sewn before pressing the seam one direction or the other. This sinks the thread into the fabric and reduces the bulk of the seam (which is really nice when quilting!). – Posted using BlogPress from Jess’ iPhone

Continue reading awesome tip 8-15-2011