Sunday, August 31, 2008

new project and helpful hint

Well, I decided on my new - or shoud I say old - project. I figured I'd better work on my UFO contract because January will be here before I know it. I took an orphan block that I made about five years ago and decided to make a table topper with it. Since I didn't have scraps that matched two of the fabrics, I decided to try some applique because that is a technique where I am trying to improve my skills. I'll post before and after pictures of that later.

I do want to share a tip that I learned from my good friend and quilting buddy, Pat. I was complaining that my bobbin thread was always dangling and tangling. She suggested using little elastic pony tail holders. They work great....thanks PAT!!! I bought a package of 42 of them for $1.59 at Wal-mart....much cheaper than the fancy things I found in a catalogue.
That is one of the things that I enjoy about sharing quilting with my friends. We learn from each other and get so many ideas. Friends share in your joys and frustrations and seem to make things right!

4 comments:

Pat (Riker) said...

I'm glad you like the ponytail elastics for keeping your bobbin threads in order. I also use them for spools of thread for the same reason.....the thread can only unravel a tiny bit then. When the little elastics finally get stretched out, I toss them and get more. They surely are cheap enough that I don't mind doing that!

Linda said...

Great hint, thank you for passing it along! Going tomorrow to Wally world! lol
:)

belinda said...

Hey Quilting Nana.....good idea!

Susan said...

Great tip! Thanks for passing it along to the rest of us!