If you've been quilting for a while, you've most likely seen someone using an Oliso iron – whether it be a quilting retreat, YouTube tutorial or even in your local fabric shop. They are easy to spot because they come in adorable colors like pink, purple, yellow and blue.
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Quilting on a budget is something we all think about. How can we stretch our money so that we still have enough to stock up on fabric and patterns? One way is to get sneaky and spend a little less on the part of the quilt that no one sees – the batting.
I know I have talked to you about a lot of my weird relationships, but there has never been a more complicated one than my relationship with my umbrella.
Let me start with our history together.
It was love at first sight.
Let me tell you why wool batting makes the warmest quilts. Once upon a time, we were talking about why bamboo batting makes the best summer quilts… but a neighbor just told me I should rake my leaves, so summer feels like a fond, distant memory.
Ok, SQ readers. It’s happening again. I’m re-opening my diary and letting you take a peek. If you missed my confession about Baking Shows and need to take a minute to empathize with my obsession, go ahead. I’ll wait. But when you come back, get ready to dive with me real deep… into my shoe closet.
I can get overly excited at times when talking about sewing notions. I may even be guilty of using superlatives in most of my posts because I'm just that passionate about the best of the best for you and your quilts!
OK, SQ readers. I feel like we’ve been together for a long time. You have stuck with me through my time of batting soul-searching, Scrappy’s sassy antics, and even the birth of dear, sweet Desi.
I think it’s time to take our relationship to the next level, so periodically, I’m going to give you an inside peek at my diary.
Last week on Instagram I posted a question to all of you career moms out there. It went something like this, "HOW?? What's the secret? I need your advice on how to be a working mama!"
My lovely readers, the support and beautiful advice you posted was the exact encouragement I needed.
Quilting rotary cutters--every quilter's best friend. Nothing slices and dices our favorite fabric like these nifty little tools.
But not all rotary cutters are created equal; there are a variety of handles, blades, and sizes to choose from. So what gives?