Monday, January 27, 2014

Keeping Toasty

Today was a great day to stay home and just sew.

I put the binding on the little stitchery/quilt I made DH for our anniversary.

I had some red and white striped fabric which I used for the binding, I am so pleased with the way it turned out.  DH is ready to find a place to put it up.

I worked on the rows of my jewel box quilt, but have been having a challenge with it.  I had laid it out once so that no two fabrics were touching.  Somehow once I got the rows together it seems to have some fabrics touching.  I refuse to take them apart so I will rearrange the rows and see if I can get it to work. 

People always ask what your favorite tool or notion are for quilting.  What will I tear my sewing room apart looking for?

The things I use the most is this little measuring guide it comes in sew handy when I am doing my binding, and a bic disposable mechanical pencil.  The only other thing missing is frog tape which I use to tape my accurate quarter ink on my machines, or to tape my supreme slider to my machine. 

Keep warm, and yes we still have the blankets up.  It is supposed to be -8 tomorrow morning when I get up to go to work.  Currently it is 3 with a -15 degree wind chill.  Great night for snuggling with DH.

4 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I have never heard of frog tape before. I usually use painters tape, but my Singer 16 is so old (123 yrs old) that when I pulled the tape up a little bit of paint came up too, it does not happen on my other vintage machines, but they are not as old either.

Teresa in Music City said...

I have one of those measuring gauges!!! I need to hunt it down...... Cute little anniversary quilt for your DH - I bet he loved it!

Vickie said...

I really like the binding you chose...looks really good !

Carrie P. said...

I use mechanical pencils a lot.