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I sewed the apron with a flexible plastic semicircle that was threaded through a casing. My GC are beginning 4-H right now. 9 yo GD was here this morning and we worked on her horse wall hanging; all cut out and ready to sew. Then she had to go home. 8 yo GD made a music bag for her piano books under her mother's guidance.
Here's what 9 yo and I did this summer--
Gram's joy; teaching a GD to sew
Last edited by oksewglad; 10-28-2012 at 11:38 AM.
Don't worry spider.
I keep house
I donate quilts to the AAQI.
Always looking for ways to make things easier, neater and faster...I will remember this one...thanks!
Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.
So many of us have green blood flowing thru our veins!!
Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
Thanks for the tip. Sounds like a good thing.
Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.
We used waxed paper to clean all our irons all my life . It also makes the iron slicker to move. It works.
Quilters are genious at problem solving. Great piece of genious!
no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
QUESTION: any pro or con advice on irons with shiny steel ironing surface versus non-stick ??
Wax paper also works great for lubricating light bulbs, makes them easier to twist into the lamp. I've always liked to use parchment for ironing.
Also - I believe the only major difference between Best Press and regular spray starch is that Best Press has surfactants that help it absorb into the fabric faster. It still contains starch. I use non-aerosol Niagra spray starch and have found that if I simply let it soak into the fabric for a minute or two, I don't get any scorching or flakes.
Last edited by Peckish; 10-28-2012 at 09:32 PM.
Peckish aka Peggi
Keep in mind that bugs like starch. If you are not going to finish your quilt right away and it is going to be stored for a while, you should think twice about leaving starch in your fabrics. I prefer to use sizing instead.