Monday, January 2, 2012

Resolution Tips for the Quilter/Sewer

 Resolutions tips for the Quilter/Sewer 2012

  • Have your machine cleaned and serviced
  • Remember to change your sewing machine needle(s) after every project. Needles can become dull and can snag fabric. New needles stitch crisp stitches. I recommend changing your needle(s) after 8 to 10 hours of sewing.
  • To take advantage of limited sewing time, keep together all the supplies that you are using for each project - Michael's have scrapbooking plastic containers that a great to use so you can quickly get back to where you left off.
  • Be sure to test sew even if you are doing something you have done before. If you forget to change certain settings on your machine, you will find the problem before you start on your actual project. Save yourself from ruining good pieces of fabric!
  • When you finish a project cut your leftover scraps into 5" squares, 10" squares, or 2 1/2" strips. Store them together with like size scraps, and on a rainy day pull them out and make a scrappy quilt.
  • Slim down the stash - Go through those stacks of fabric, any pieces you no longer want, and try donating them to a local sewing guild, quilting guild, school or church group.
  • When sewing for yourself and those you love, remember to sew at least one gift per year for someone you've never met
  • Get inspired this year by subscribing to Quilter's Connection magazine 
  • and remember take time to sew for yourself!
Happy New Year everyone!

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