Tuesday, June 28, 2011

In the mail...

Look what I got.....Isn't the fabric beautiful!  It is hand dyed by Vicki at  3creativestudios.    And the Lapel Stick was a give away I won also.  It is a new product that is washable and doesn't gum up the machine needle.  Wish I had had it for all that applique I just finished.  And  Amy at Amys creative side is doing a giveaway for 2 Lapel Sticks this week.  So hop over and enter.

And a tip for those with design walls.
  Sometimes you need to pin applique or etc. to the block on the design wall.  I was forever running across the room for pins, or removing the pins  and sticking them in the wall just anywhere....usually in the way.
  Finally, I wised up after the last quilt with all the applique and pinned a small pin cushion to the design wall. 

A small strip of fabric is safety pinned to the bottom of the pin cushion.  Then I used a large T-pin through the fabric to secure it to  the design wall.
A place for everything, and everything in it's place.
 Happy stitching,

1 comment:

Lynne said...

That's a great idea; I wear my pin cushion on my wrist.

Do you think the lapel stick could be used instead of pins on the design wall? Just a thought.

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