I’ve been having a lazy day --- but that doesn’t mean that hands are not busy! I’m sewing bindings like crazy, trying to get these quilts ready to be sent off for photography!
I’m going to have to spend some time doing some labels too, but for right now, I’m tackling bindings.
I’ve had a heck of a time binding with 100% cotton threads that want to shred back against themselves after only a handful of stitches through the binding. Does that drive YOU as nuts as it does me? I’ve tried “thread heaven” to lubricate the thread, it doesn’t matter --- after a few stitches, it drags and shreds into a lump and the thread breaks.
This morning I decided to try something different and tried some bottomline thread that I usually use in the longarm machine bobbins. It hand stitches like a dream! I had read somewhere that people liked it for applique too ---it behaves like silk thread, but it is quite strong.
I know what I’ll be binding with from now on!
This free little 4" tree is so cute, I thought I’d pass it on to you! I’m thinking mug-rugs or Christmas ornaments ---could even put 4 of them together for a small wall hanging --- it would be a great place to pull out the green and neutral scraps and crumbs for the tree, some blues for the background, and a hunka chunka brown for the trunk --
Click HERE to download the free pdf!
I’ve had emails today saying that the link to comment on the Story-Time Stars post wasn’t there..but yet several people were able to comment, so I think it’s either a blogger thing, or a browser thing? It isn’t anything I did, so there is nothing that I can do to fix it – my thought is to just to reboot your computer, try a different browser, and/or wait it out!
And with that…I’m headed back to put in some more binding time!
The finger feels much better….I’m watching it to see if any red streaks or swelling or other symptoms arise, but I am about 30 hours past incident and other than tenderness in the nail bed, I’m fine. But I sure will be more careful from now on…..and pay attention to that heel tap feature on that Bernina pedal!