From Around Your Home
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It's always fun to buy the neat, newest gadgets for our quilting, but I adore finding uses or 'reuses' for everyday items you probably already have around the house.
I hope you have fun gathering these as your newest quilting tools!
1. A Thread Catcher Tip
this thread catcher to catch the thread bits that you clip or pick off
removed the shank on the back, cut a circle of cotton batting,
it sits in front of my sewing machine, and magically holds the threads
until I'm ready to move the batch accumulated, into a large 'tiny fabric
bits' tin, which I save to stuff
2. To Draw on Fabric or Quilt Blocks
a sheet of fine grade piece of sandpaper and tape it to a cardboard
with masking tape.
3. Finger Press
before I got the wooden finger press you can purchase from a quilt shop
4. Paint Brush
clean, fluffy paint brush makes a great tool to remove the dust that
5. Cardboard/Box Board for Templates
Every home uses food products that come in cardboard boxes, known as box board...Think cereal, crackers, etc. This cardboard makes great template material for your quilting.
Trace your shapes onto the cardboard with transfer paper or glue the printed paper template down, and cut out the shape with a craft knife.
6. Repurpose an Old Tin
I really like reusing items like tins, as storage for my sewing items.
found this tin perfectly holds my large spool of basting thread,
pull the thread through the hole, as I need it, and now the
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