Friday, September 23, 2011

Diva Designer Tip 11/23/11

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,

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Diva Designer Tip 09/20/11

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,

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Monday, September 19, 2011

I'm still here.....

So sorry for the quiet blog lately. The last of Summer heat and being pregnant just don't combined very well :) I'm feeling good though, and am hoping to jump back into more quilting/designing and blogging.

I have several projects that I want to do. I'm working on a quilt for our Quilty Aunty's thread on the Q&N forum. We make baby quilts for members expecting a baby/grandbaby/niece/nephew.

I want to make some receiving blankets, burb cloths, and cloth diapers. Does anyone have some good tutorials/patterns for these, you would like to share?

I bought some lovely Flurry.

picture, courtesy of Lola Pink fabrics

I'm making my Secret Santa gift from some of it.

This is the next bundle I want to get.

picture, courtesy of GreenFairy quilts

It's Meadow Friends, by Deb Strain. It's so cute! I think I'll make my own baby quilt from this line.

How about you? have you started on Christmas projects yet? I also tell myself I am going to start on gifts early....and I never do!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by,