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Oops I did it again…


I must confess.  I bought more fabric today.  I bought it on-line and am having it shipped to my work.  I can’t help it.  I sold a quilt today using my Moda Hullabaloo Charm Pack and I needed some more fabric to complete it!  However, I did managed to squeeze a couple items in there that are not related to this particular quilt…

 Today, I purchased the following items:

 Moda Hullabaloo Polka Dot Pastel for the backing and binding.  I purchased 3 yards of this.

 Warm & Natural Cotton Batting Baby/Crib Size.  I bought 2 of these even though I only need one…

 Fabric Editions Simple Vintage 2.5″ Jellies x 2.  Whoa!  Where did they come from?  Must have been a mistake on my part.  Too late to cancel the order.  I guess I will just have to deal with it and make something from them…

To see the pattern I am using, you can click here to view my previous post.

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Backyard Quilting


It’s the last few hours before the weekend begins and I am chock full of conflict on how to spend my glorious two days off work.

This weekend, my local overpriced fabric store has a members save 50% sale and of course I am a member. I will be visiting them on my way home from work tonight. 🙂

I discovered a sewing store about 20 minutes from home that is having a one day sale on Janome sewing machines where you can save up to 75%. They also are having a sale on Amy Butler fabric. How can I not go to this event?

But the real conflict is spending time outside on the patio enjoying the weather or sewing. It would be a dream to do both! Move the Kenny (my sewing machine) outside and stitch away. I have the perfect place. Under the umbrella sitting at the patio table. We have the extension cords and outdoor electrical outlets. It could be done. The table is large enough that I could cut fabric for my next design being that the rail fence and the Tinkerbell are on the last stages of completion.

Or is this just a pipe dream? Is quilting in your backyard a feasible option?

What do you think?

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Quilt Spray Adhesive


Here is what  purchased :

505 Temporary Adhesive Spray

This temporary, repositionable, fabric adhesive is used to temporarily bond fabric. Odorless and colorless, it gives off no mist, and does not gum sewing needles. Use for machine applique, quilting, basting, holding fabric to stabilizers in machine embroidery and hemming. 505 Spray and Fix, a temporary fabric adhesive, orderless, colorless, stainless, spotless, does not gum needles, no CFC, acid free.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Protect work surface with disposable paper.
  2. Shake 505 Spray & Fix can before using.
  3. Hold can 12 in. / 30 cm. from fabric surface.
  4. Always spray 505 Spray& Fix on the wrong side of the smaller fabric piece to be glued.
  5. A light spray of 505 Spray& Fix is sufficient. A little goes a long way.
  6. Using your hand, press firmly in place to secure the piece to the larger fabric.
  7. A misaligned piece may be removed and repositioned several times for 15 to 20 minutes after spraying.
  8. Machine sew in place as usual.
  9. Cleanup with soap and water.
  10. Read label on can for storage, disposal, and first aid.
  11. Test on all fabrics before using.

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