Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Quilting hints???

  1. #1
    Super Member LivelyLady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Western MA
    Posts
    2,645
    I recently was given a quilting tip I would like to share. For an inexpensive stablizer, use coffee filters. They are acid free and can be bought at the dollar store. I have tried them and they work great. They iron flat and they tear away very easily. Does anyone have any helpful, money saving hints they would like to share?

  2. #2
    Senior Member TymeToShine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    824
    Thanks!!! Will have to try that! And welcome to the forum

  3. #3
    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    A Hop from Heaven, a Skip from Sanity and a Jump from the Good Life....
    Posts
    7,100
    Blog Entries
    1
    just some oldies but goodies..

    ~ stick glue instead of pins
    ~ chop stick for pointer/turner/third finger
    ~over the door shoe organizer for holing notions and stuff
    ~ over the door Christmas wrapping organizer to store rolls os stabilizers, heat n bond or what ever rolls you use

  4. #4
    Senior Member tellabella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Toronto Canada
    Posts
    991
    Blog Entries
    1
    what a great idea....will try it for sure...

  5. #5
    community benefactor Renee110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    778
    Blog Entries
    8
    coffee filters are great for windexing glass too. No streaks or lint.

    And I'm weird about taking my favorite soap with me when I travel....I wrap it in a coffee filter then put in baggie.... :oops:

  6. #6
    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    London, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,322
    Blog Entries
    1
    My best tip is:
    Do what you love and Love what you do,
    Then life will give great rewards to you!

  7. #7
    Senior Member GrammaO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    596
    Blog Entries
    3
    Great tip> I would love to see a collection of these> Unfortunately I'm too new at quilting to come up with many tips. Only one...I found that a cheap flannel backed table cloth makes a great quilt board. I can lay out my squares and even fold up the whole thing and store it without messing up my layout.

  8. #8
    Super Member plainjane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    1,811
    Blog Entries
    62
    Quote Originally Posted by Renee110
    coffee filters are great for windexing glass too. No streaks or lint.

    And I'm weird about taking my favorite soap with me when I travel....I wrap it in a coffee filter then put in baggie.... :oops:
    Well, I'm stocking up on coffee filters!

  9. #9
    Super Member charismah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ephrata, WA
    Posts
    8,833
    Blog Entries
    29
    I have one...

    For long arm quilters who have trouble with micro stippling....attach a magnifying class in your feild of vision (on your machine)...look through the magnifying glass while quilting

    This tricks the eye into believing the design is bigger than it really is..and your hands will make the micro stipple... Great huh?

  10. #10
    Cyn
    Cyn is offline
    Super Member Cyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville NC
    Posts
    6,763
    Blog Entries
    17
    Cool tips- thanks!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.