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.

Get this wonderful app for calculating all things quilting from your app store.  See the information on the Robert Kaufman site.

Quilting App