I'll be honest, I'm not one for trying new tools out; I just make do with what I have usually. But I made a point to buy Dritz Thermal Thimbles because I often burn my fingers while ironing, and I thought I might as well give these a shot. This past weekend I was working on a little project and the piecing was very small, so I was so excited to try these thimbles out! And oh my goodness, they are awesome! My fingers were practically touching the iron and I didn't get burnt at all!
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I just wanted to share one of my projects I'm making this year for the holidays for friends and family! If you are looking for quick patterns to make this year, then Simply Christmas by Sherri K. Falls is just for you because she combines piecing, applique, and embroidery to embellish cute, holiday-inspried gifts like a mini-quilt, embroidered tea towels, and a cute cup cozie. For this particular gift project, I chose Trim the Towel.
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In Sweet & Simple Patchwork Gifts: 25 Charming Projects to Make Using Classic Quilt Motifs by Hisako Arai and Yoko Sanjo, I was drawn to the Market Tote and coordinating Small Bag because I wanted to practice English Paper Piecing (EPP). I chose the Small Bag because its size was more suitable to a quick Gifty Galore project.
Last year when we were asked what we would really like to get for Christmas for our Staff Wish List, I decided to shoot for the moon. I have always heard you should dream big. I really wanted one of the Easy Display Quilt Hangers. They are beautiful and made out of nice quality wood. Well, guess what? I didn’t get it! None of my coworkers bought it for me. Those jerks! Ha ha.
This year I decided not to aim so high; so maybe I will actually get what I want. I am going to fill out the Connecting Threads Wish List and email it to everyone I know, especially to my husband!
Although I still want the Quilt Hanger, I would really love to get one of the new Sew Straight Guide Rulers this year. They have a suction cup so they stick to your acrylic sewing table or insert. I have a quarter inch foot on my machine but once in a while I need a different seam width. Maybe then I will sew accurately! There I go dreaming again. What are you wishing for this year?
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I’m a sucker for tags…all sorts of tags. So when I saw the Teddy and Frosty Gift Tags Pattern Download by Sipiweske Quilt Designs I fell in love. They are incredibly adorable and several people in the office have been eyeing them, so I have to be on guard to make sure they don’t mysteriously disappear!