Sometimes when I’m lying in bed trying to fall asleep, I reflect on life, love and quilting. There are other times when I find myself planning my amazing Oreo-based meals for the next day… but on cool fall nights, I get nostalgic about my sewing journey.
I’ve recently rediscovered the magic of sewing with canvas in one of my latest projects, so I thought we could all rediscover the magic of one of the best blog series’ of all time… our quilty road trip of 2017!
After the last Quilty Adventure post on sewing with Lawn, you thought our beautiful trip was over.
Ever wonder what's the difference between cotton and poly thread? Both can be great sewing options, but they are pretty different in terms of strengths and weaknesses. Lucky for you I'm a part-time P.I. with an insatiable drive to answer quilting's toughest questions and solve our sewing mysteries.
I know you all think I’m Superwoman when it comes to quilting (right? You do, right?) but I don’t do all of this alone. I have a whole toolbox of sidekicks backing me up during all of my quilting adventures. Building up your team of must-have quilting tools is just as important as perfecting your sewing skills.
Over the last year I’ve done a lot of hand quilting, which means I’ve formed a pretty deep and intimate trust relationship with my hand quilting needles. People tell you that you should choose your friends wisely, and surround yourself with supportive, sharp people who can move easily through fabric (that’s what I’ve heard, at least).
I know that things like “lamps” and “daylight” were invented a pretty long time ago, but the Slimline Lamp takes both of these timeless classics to a new level. The Slimline Lamp is a small-ish, stylish, versatile lamp, but it lights up a room just as much as the big, in-your-face, in-your-way lamp you’ve been wanting to get rid of.
If you're a quilt-til-you-drop kinda sewer, such as myself, stabilizers may not be on your radar. For garment sewists, bag makers and other crafters, stabilizing papers and adhesives are just another tool lining the shelves of their studios. So, my quilters, before hopping into the magic that is Terial Magic, and before giving you the cuuuuutest quilt labels designed by yours truly, let's review a quick Stabilizers 101.