Lighthouse Quilt Guild

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Dottie’s Tips

~~~(June 2022)  For those who like to appliqué on the go, put your fabric, pins, needles and scissors in an empty plastic gallon ice cream bucket. it has a convenient handle and lid.  It also has enough space  for a small embroidery hoop.
~~~ When sewing two strips of fabric together and the bottom one is pieced, insert a different colored pin in the seam area as an alert to manage the sewn direction of those seams.

~~~(July 2022) Going to class and including a travel iron? Don’t forget to also take an oven mitt. This will be handy if your iron is still hot when ready to pack up and go home.

~~~Are you losing patience while trying to put invisible thread through the eye of a needle? This should help – color the end of the thread with a dark colored marker. The colored end can be cut off after it is threaded if needed. Your mood should lighten as you sew.

~~~(August 2022)


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