A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I thought the quilters reading my blog might want to see more helpful hints for quilting. I wanted to come up with a catchy phrase like other blogs have. I’ve seen some like Tool Time Tuesday or Design Wall Monday. Lots of good ones out there. I just couldn’t come up with one for me.
Since I hadn’t been quilting (or anything else) for several days it was difficult to come up with a new hint for you. Well, the floors are done except for the bathroom / laundry room. Most of my things for the studio are moved back in. At least enough so I can function. I had also gotten side tracked with several other frugal living tips.
Let me ask you…. Have you ever gotten aggravated when you are cutting fabric with your rotary cutter and your ruler slips a bit? Have you used a plastic template for machine quilting and it just doesn’t want to stay perfectly lined up? There is a plastic film you can purchase…. hmm, I can’t remember what it’s called… but it’s clear and you cut it to fit the template or ruler. It keeps them from slipping.
Hmm…. I’ve bought that plastic film before and it didn’t want to stay put either. Way too much money for something that only works part of the time. So here’s a cheaper alternative. Rubber cement. This one is acid free, photo safe, and costs about $1 a bottle. One bottle goes a long, long way.