Sunday Stash – Favorite Things

This week I finished a birthday present and a commission project for a catheter bag cover. Lots of other sewing happened with catching up on the Favorite Thing BOM blocks and finishing a king sized quilt top. I’m torn on quilting it though- I know how I want it quilted but don’t think I have the longarm skill to do it, and it’s too big for my home machine, I think.

Perhaps I’ll bite the bullet and do it at home anyway.

  • Used this Week: 1.5 yard
    • 0.75 yd for wreath
    • 0.75 for catheter bag
  • Used Year to Date: 93.5 yards
  • Added this Week: 3 yard
    • 3 yd for Sparkling Gems finishing kit
  • Net Used YTD: 40.75 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 41.25 yards (45% of total used)

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4 Replies to “Sunday Stash – Favorite Things”

  1. I would say do the king on the long arm because you probably do have the skill and just don’t appreciate it or you will have the skill when you are finished. 🙂

  2. Hi Pam, three comments, besides saying thanks, I enjoyed the podcast. Girl on the Train. It caught my interest in the early part, I imagine because when I was in my 30s I rode a city commuter train that allowed a close look at people’s homes. I enjoyed it as a psychological thriller and also thought it gave me a good opportunity to understand the perspective of an alcoholic. 2nd, I just received my Fold-n-Stitch pattern in the mail. I am frustrated to admit that despite a life of sewing, I found this a very difficult pattern to understand. I would have written it differently. Maybe it’s just my brain. Generic mention of “foam” also had me perplexed. I am familiar only with fusible Pellon for totebags. Foam has never been on my radar. I had to contact the designer to find out about Bosal. I have heard of Annie’s stabilizer, so thanks for mentioning that it also can be used. Last, regarding school children’s glue for basting, I agree that is a nice and affordable method. But, I fell in love with Roxanne’s because they give you a applicator that looks like a needle and I can be very exact about the placement. It helps me use the glue sparingly. Thanks!

  3. Catheter bag cover! That is a project I have never heard about before. It would make that difficult part of life more pleasant, I would think.

  4. Basting a quilt in the long arm is wonderful preparation for hand quilting. You can use safety pins, especially if you are going to quilt it ‘in-hand’, but it does need to be pinned relatively closely. (I couldn’t find a comment button on the podcast. Am I missing something?)

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