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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Favorite Tip, Tutorial and Easy Cooking


Confessions Of A Fabric Addict



At the Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge today, Sarah wants us to share our Tips, Tutorials and Tasty Things... Here goes


Tip~
From my paper piecing tips on the side bar

- trim dark seam allowances shorter than light colors so you won't have shadows in your work.
Even if you trim the seam allowances with your rotary cutter - go back to trim the darker color to a smaller size if it's under the lighter color. You will avoid a shadow in your work.


Tutorial~
I haven't any tutorials that aren't about paper piecing, but I have come across an unusual and "new to me" method of paper piecing that allows you to make the pattern without sewing through the paper.  You get the benefits of paper piecing without the trouble of removing the paper. I haven't tried it yet, but there are some little butterflies who will try it soon and report back. Here's the link:
Paper Piecing without paper removal
It's also listed on my Paper Piecing Tips in the right column.

Easy Meal~
I like to sew while I'm cooking (mostly because I've been fooling around until cooking time and want to get in some sewing). During the winter this works out really well to make baked potatoes, baked sweet potato and meat loaf. Pop it in the oven and go work on your Sweet 16. At 350F you have an hour to sew. (Squash can be substituted for sweet potato.) LOL
  

Happy Quilting,
Hugs,

4 comments:

  1. SUch a fun and helpful post Terri!! Also, I love your new signature!! You are so creative.

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  2. That is a really good tip - I could have used that a while ago when I was trying to pick out stray threads that showed after quilting! And I'm definitely going to check out that paper piecing tip - my daughter wants me to make a simple paper-pieced quilt and this might be just the answer I need! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Terri, your signature caught my eye - it's so cool!
    Your meatloaf and sweet potato idea sounds great!

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  4. Hi, Terri! Thanks so much for linking to the tutorial on my site. I have enjoyed visiting your blog.

    Joan (CaliQuilter)

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