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Friday, July 7, 2017

Old Grist Mill, done!

Just finished quilting, binding, labeling and sleeving (sorry, if some words don't exist or sound funny! :) )
Here's the back:
The size of it is just 14" x 16 1/2" (scissors on the left:

I fell in love with this pattern since I first saw it @ Cynthia England booth at the quilt show. And here it is!
I just love, love this technique! It's called picture piecing, but to me it's more like meditating, putting together all those 325+pieces together.

Sparkle holographic thread makes the water shine!
Mitered corners on the front, folded straight on the back.

I realy love how it turned out!



Sunday, July 2, 2017

How to use bobbin winder for the larger size spools

Did you know, you can use your bobbin winder on the sewing machine to wind more thread on the regular size spool?


It's always cheaper to buy anything in bulk or in larger amounts. 
When I buy large size of Sulky, Aurifil, Kingtut or Superior threads, yes, I always win in price, but it's not not always convenient having a big spool, especially when you travelling, go for a class or guild meetings.
It also applies to serger or coverlock, when I need 4 spools of the same color at a time, but I have only one available (or 2-3, still not enough!), you would like this tip to know how to rewind it. 




Just buy sticky Velcro circles 
and punch the whole in the center.
Attach one to the bobbin and one to the empty spool.
Ready!



















Just hold the top of the spool, when winding, to prevent it from wobbling.

Enjoy!

Natalie Quiltessa