Happy Thursday! It's been a eventful week for me with a Trunk Show on Monday for Halton Hills Quilter's Guild & the arrival of my new Bernina Q20 Long Arm Machine on Tuesday. I have been giving myself a crash course on learning it this week & loving every minute of it.
Why I decided to buy a new long arm you ask?
I know there are many other reasons that this machine will be an amazing asset to my long arm business & I will share more features in the near future on this blog & on YouTube. If you are considering bring a quilt to me, I want to reassure you that my very modest prices are not increasing as this was a personal decision to make my quilting so much easier for me. Have a look at my Studio Tour below and check out my new Bernina Q20 (my new baby), she's beautiful and I need to name her, suggestions are welcome lol. Have a great day!
Hi everyone, I lost track of where my magnetic "pin holder" was and stumbled upon a really neat and affordable way of replacing it.
I was actually looking at magnets at the $ store and found a package of magnets- see picture below:
... and I thought how could I attach these to a bowl or container of some type to make a pin holder?
Then I saw these:
All you do is... place (no gluing necessary) 3 of the magnets to the bottom of the pretty little cupcake dish and you have a very affordable pin keeper. If you hold the bottom where the magnets are to the pins you leave lying about, the magnets will scoop up your mess.
This is also tiny so if you have only a small surface area to sew on, then this little magnetic pin cup would work for you!
One package of magnets and one of baking cups = 4 pin holders .
Sew... give one to a sewing friend!
There are some other alternative solutions/purchase options if you want a pretty coloured pin holder and if you are not a "DIY'er".
Some of the below come with additional features as well and they are:
Happy Tuesday everyone! ✂︎
Do you ever have those Sunday nights when there is absolutely nothing good on TV and you decide to do a random project to get yourself organized? I've been into organizational mode lately as my sewing studio is being built and I know when I move in everything needs to be organized. So last nights TV drought served a purpose!
I decided, like the men in my life (not to sort screws) but to sort buttons. Of course my husband had to say "and you tease me about sorting screws!" So, my button jar which gets annoyingly emptied onto a table every time I need a single coloured button, was finally organized last night.
It went from this:
... and I "plan" to do this once my studio is ready:
I know, it's a small project, but instantly satisfying.
Have a great week!
My sister is a wonderful organizer and loves to sink her teeth into organizing at all time. A new calling? The photo above shows her organizational idea for patterns in her sewing room. (Hang a curtain rod on the wall, put your patterns in plastic sleeves and hang them on shower curtain loops). She is new to quilting but becoming rapidly passionate. I just wanted to share this photo so that all of fellow quilters could implement the same idea to keep your patterns accessible, organized, to inspire and be used!
Check out Ali's Face Book page at Preserve For Life ------- she has many other talents and preserving, conserving and sustainability are some of them!!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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