Welcome to this month’s edition of Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd where we share our favorite quilting or sewing tips and tutes! October is flying by…traveling will do that to you. I’ll post a little about my trip later, but I did want to share with you 2 new things in my sewing studio that make me happy every time I use them! I think some of you may need them in your sewing rooms, too.
Last Month’s Link Ups
Here are September’s links.
Some Posts that Caught My Eye
Summer is a busy time and moving into fall came up for me so quickly. I made notes of these posts, and thought you might like to take a look at some of them.
- How to make a fabric pumpkin.
- A scrappy fall leaves table runner
- Ghost coasters
- Simple Wine bags for Hannukah
- Light box for Foundation Piecing
- Pin Basting and Marking Straight Line Quilting
And now, we will move on to this month’s content.
Two New Sewing Tools
Stackable Thread Storage and a few others
The first problem I was trying to solve was how to store my embroidery threads. On the shop hop, I found these thread stackers*, that are made by OESD. They don’t look like much but they are great for these larger spools of thread. My threads are mostly Floriani but there I also have some Glide thread in this size. It really is nice to take apart and grab the threads you need.
Now, I do use other storage boxes and this is probably why I wanted a solution that was similar. For other threads (Aurifil and Mettler spools), I have used the Art Bin Thread storage* and like these alot.
They have been a workhorse in my studio for years.
And, in case you aren’t familiar with Art Bin’s other boxes* for storing projects, and they are far superior to some of the less expensive ones that I have bought in art supply stores….just saying.
This one is holding a number pf things that were on my old seeing cabinet. I needed a quick place to put them and this is working well for now. And, unlike my ziploc bags, (which I do use) they don’t slip and slide all over the place.
My New Favorite Seam Ripper
The Little Gypsy Lighted Seam Ripper* is awesome! I often need a little more light to see the stitch and this does the trick – especially when the stitches are tiny or the thread matches so closely it disappears into the fabric.
Join the Linky Party
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Past Tips and Tutorials
Coming Up on My Blog
Finish Yoga Quilt #1
Baby Girl Quilt
Ultimate Travel Bag
SeaGlass Joy QAL