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Thread: Your Best Tips or Hints

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    NAIROD's Avatar
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    My Quilt Quild is thinking of making a "Non Recipe" Recipe Book for a fund raiser. We would include shortcuts, hints, and best tips from members and friends. If anyone has any they would like to contribute, just post one.

    Here's mine to share with you. For a great portable iron & cutting surface
    to take to classes, I took a TV tray and stapled foam, betting, and muslin and make a great table to use and you don't have to leave your seat at class.

    I store it in an old pillow case and it stays clean and tidy.


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    this wasn't my idea but this inexpensive quilting table is awesome. i made it and love it!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14govA4pIM


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAS25...eature=related

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    This might go in the recipe section:

    one 8x8x2 cake pan is approximately equal to 1/2 a 9x13x2 cake pan
    or two 8x8x2 pans are approximately equal to one 9x13x2 pan

    a 9x9x2 is about 2/3 of a 9x13x2 pan
    or a 9x13x2 is about 1 1/2 times a 9x9x2 pan


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    The best planned dinner includes reservations :lol:

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    take a tolet paper roll and add a neck string, roll up ready to sew binding and place around your neck it rolls of as you sew no more twisting and bunching when you sew binding on. Not my idea went to a trunk show for Elenor Burns her sister showed us this. It works great.

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    I use a finger cot on my pointer finger when hand quilting, it helps to pull the needle thru the quilt easier. Walmart had 3 differant sizes in one package, or at a pharmacy they have small-medium-large in each package. I can't wait to read more ideas.

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    Just read this one the other day...
    Take hard eyeglass case and make a sewing "kit".
    I put my "stork" little sissors in, a few different size buttons, clear thread on a bobbin, a little pack of needles, the tiny strawberry that was on my large pin cusion, some safety pins and tiny container of pins.... It works MARVELOUSLY!!! :D :P
    I have already used it three times since I made mine!!

    Everyone should make one!

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    My Pfaff dealer told me that you can safely use magnet guides next to your presser foot on computerized sewing machines without damaging the computer.

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    Okay - Please tell me what is a "finger cot"???? Thanks. Victoria

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    Hi Victoria - A finger cot is (for lack in better description) like a condom that fits over fingers. If you google it there will be pictures- or put finger cot on the e-bay site. A few years ago someone told be about it at a quilt shop and I have been using the ever since. Hope this helps. Have a nice day.

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