A “Grab Bag” of topics…………..

That seems to be how my days are, right now. A somewhat disconnected grouping of activities, all,needing immediate attention. First off……a quick recap of last Monday eve’s quilt gathering…..IMG_9492

Carol had just completed a t-shirt top for a gal and had this piece left as an “orphan” block…..bonus for the recipient for sure!







These next photos are Joan’s “quilt rescues” that will be added to her enormous collection of vintage quilts. This one, found at the Salvation Army by her hubbs, was in amazing condition!!!!! But wait….there’s more……………….



IMG_9498IMG_9499IMG_9500 Yup, she did very well and is the reason I don’t find this type of treasure when I go to these spots!!!!!               IMG_9502IMG_9503 IMG_9505IMG_9504    Next, I share a couple of travel pillows I covered for a (quickly) upcoming Amtrak vaca that DH & I will be taking………IMG_9506 And, sandwiched in amongst all, is the beginnings of the upcoming holiday’s secret stitchings…..IMG_9507




Lastly…..a little marking “hint” that I often use, when needing registration markings on darker fabric……..IMG_9482     You are seeing correctly. Plain blackboard chalk leaves absolutely no residue and is able to be sharpened nicely in a small handheld pencil sharpener. The markings seem to hold just fine even though I’m not quilting on a frame-mounted longarm machine.

Remember: to enlarge any photo, just ‘click’ on it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing a moment with me. Please, do come again!

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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8 Responses to A “Grab Bag” of topics…………..

  1. Thanks for the reminder to put chalk on my shopping list.

    • treadlemusic says:

      No problem…….if your list is like mine, it contains a ‘few’ items!!! I find that this chalk really doesn’t rub off super easily but, when needed, does brush off w/o leaving a (ghost) mark or wax residue (tailor’s chalk does, especially if ironed).

  2. I love how Joan’s husband found the vintage quilt at the Salvation Army for her. How sweet.

  3. Thank you for the tip of sharpening the chalk. I am definitely going to try that out!❤️

  4. kathyreeves says:

    FYI, there are pigs loose in your sewing room!😱 Have fun on Amtrak, I love traveling by train!

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