Two goals for today:
1. Clear off my cutting table
2. Learn how to size pictures for WordPress, so I can show you the before and after.
By following my own advice, of keeping projects and tools handy to work on in bits of time, I have managed to finish a number of projects, in between writing sessions for my new book. There remains several piles of things to put away, a couple of Trunk Shows to ship out and project leftovers hogging my work space. Today it goes!
Sizing photos for WordPress is kind of a mystery, but it will be solved today. Meanwhile, you may visit laurassagecountryquilts on Facebook to see a little bit of what I and my little helper Punkin have been up to.
How do you organize your applique projects to optimize quilting time? How do you keep your quilting space organized?
With presents to wrap and cookies to bake, applique projects seem to get pushed to the back burner. With a little planning it is easy to keep the current project handy for a few moments of stitching while cookies bake or you wait for kids from program and sports practices. Zip closure bags are handy for keeping supplies together. Place small scissors, needle pack, threader and threads, plus any other applique tools your project requires in a one quart zip bag(I like the freezer weight). Place your project in a 2 gallon size zip bag along with the quart bag of supplies, and your project is portable and ready to go.
I’ve been so anxious to get this blog going, but it has taken me some time to get the hang of the program. Meanwhile I have been working on many applique projects, developing new patterns to be released at Spring quilt Market in Portland, OR. Hopefully as I progress through the WordPress class I’ll be able to include some photos of the projects and some visuals of applique and ruching techniques. Meanwhile, you may link to my website to see all the current designs.
Welcome to our blog. I hope you will visit us often to see what new things we are creating with Coin Ruching and other dimensional applique techniques. Each week I will give you an update on new patterns and what shops and sites are carrying them. I’ll post some photos of quick projects and some of B.J. the cat in charge, inspecting quilts for softness.
I’ll post information about events I will be speaking, demonstrating or teaching at, and if you are in those areas, I would love to meet you in person.
I welcome your applique, Coin Ruching, hand quilting and general quilting questions an comments.
Besides our extensive pattern line, Laura’s Sage Country Quilts, I design stencils and the Piecing Pals Coin Ruching Tools for Quilting Creations International. There are links on our website to a number of shops that carry our designs.
Meanwhile, Happy Stitchin.