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…..
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……………….
Yup, she did very well and is the reason I don’t find this type of treasure when I go to these spots!!!!! Next, I share a couple of travel pillows I covered for a (quickly) upcoming Amtrak vaca that DH & I will be taking……… And, sandwiched in amongst all, is the beginnings of the upcoming holiday’s secret stitchings…..
Lastly…..a little marking “hint” that I often use, when needing registration markings on darker fabric…….. 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!
Thanks for the reminder to put chalk on my shopping list.
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).
I love how Joan’s husband found the vintage quilt at the Salvation Army for her. How sweet.
He is a “quilt magnet” and it happens wherever he goes!!! He collects, buys/sells books, also, so is always on the look-out!!! sigh…………
Thank you for the tip of sharpening the chalk. I am definitely going to try that out!❤️
I like to use it. It brushes off when you want it to but seems to keep the marking quite well even when the fabric is moved around under the machine.
FYI, there are pigs loose in your sewing room!😱 Have fun on Amtrak, I love traveling by train!