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the Round Robin Edition 13 – unexpected things to use for quilting

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happy monday….

We get in that mindset that we must have the newest and best little gadget out there.

One that is perfect for the job- but in reality, sometimes you just don’t.  Save some pennies (only so you can use them on a new fat quarter) and think outside of the box.

That’s what this is all about.  Thinking a little differently at something that might be laying around right next to you or in the other room — or in you honey’s tool box.

You never know where you might find your next ‘best friend’ in the sewing notion world.

Becky

in the sewing room…

Binding has been happening like crazy around here.  I was busy finishing up quilts last month…so now they are all in line for binding!

I’ve been sewing them to the front and then hand stitching to the back.

There are a couple of quilts still waiting in the wings…one at a time, one at a time.   It really is time consuming, but I don’t mind the process a little bit as it allows me to sit and be quite! It’s mindless work and doesn’t require a lot of brain power.

Plus, I get to use my favorite clips and thimble.

today’s topic…  using freezer paper

This week we will be chatting about using freezer paper and how that works for printing templates, applique pieces, and even quilt labels!

Printing on fabric can be done.
This is a great option for printing your own fabric label…or pictures if you are making a memory quilt.
Because the fabric is so soft and snugglable, it does not go through the printer very nicely on its own. It will need a little help.
All you have to do is pop into your kitchen, and after you grab a little snack – bring that freezer paper back into your sewing room and get started.

sew it… materials needed:

freezer paper
fabric – light in color, minimal print
scissors or rotary cutter
printer – ink jet, NOT one with a powder/heat cartridge

For the full tutorial- check out the tutorial: How to use freezer paper to print on fabric.

tips…

Odd accessories for quilting and sewing.

You never know what you have that will work for what you need!

something fun…

Walnut and other materials for stuffing pincushions…  click here to read more.

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Wooden Irons…  click here to read more

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Measuring tapes for pouch closures…. click here to read more

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Using quilt blocks for new projects…  click here to read more

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Using do-dads for fidget quilts…. click here to read more

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quilty chit chat…

There have been a few fun projects posted in the Quilting 101 fb group.

 The Three’s Company – your blocks are flying in and they are sooo wonderful to see! Are you sewing along?

Join the group for free here.

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For all the Round Robin editions- visit here.

Do you have a favorite resource online or in person that you love? Share it in the comments!

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