Seldom do I have a post on a Sunday, but we lost power the other day, and I found myself praying
a lot that day....wink... Everything is fine, but many were not as fortunate as us...So I will continue praying for them too....
In the meantime, I need some SUPER advice....I am from the old school, I like to pink my seams
especially with this SUPER Quilt....to be sure I am stitching straight on the seams...I allowed for a lot more than 1/4 seam and I have a pair of old pinking shears that well let me just say, seen better days...
What is the best PINKING shears out there...I came across these Fiskars...or a blade...Or is there something else I should be aware of?????
Ohhh on the blade front, the other day, I was putting a notions package for my oldest who has embraced quilting...... I had a new package of 5 blades so I thought I would open it up and send her a couple extra ones....WELLLLLLL I will be darned if one of those blades popped out of the package and sliced my thumb.... pretty bad actually, but not so bad that I felt I needed to drive myself to the hospital....It was early in the morning and I knew by the time my DH came home if I DID NEED stitches...my thumb could be saved...lol. ( 7 hour window there) All I knew for sure, is I saw a lot of RED all over my wooden floor lol.
MY DH said it was a doozy....He glued me back together again kissed my thumb and made me promise not to "play with blades, unless he is home"....That list is long about doing things I cannot do unless he is home..
Don't get on any ladders even a step stool.... last time I did that, I ended up in the hospital with a very bad back injury...
Don't use snipping scissors to cut chicken wire, last time I did that I cut into the palm of my hand and sliced it open..
Don't sharpened knives ....Last time I did that...wellll I cut off a nail. TOTALLY!
and now Do not change blades in rotary cutter... well you know the story there..
So YOU can understand why I am asking for some advice here....I need a good pair of pinking shears...I nipped my finger today....lol
Ohhhh and just to let you know this so called QUILTER does not know how to do
everything...you know FILM strips have that white part...
So I am thinking I will just cut myself small squares..you know 1.5 inch square...
after cutting about 100 of them....
I thought --now let's sew them...together...welllllll that was ridiculous..
as MY MACHINE has an automatic cutter....well you can just imagine the mess
I was making lol.
I had never made a checkerboard block before so I did not even think of strips...
welllll until I thought, "how am I am going to do this???"
And voila...this worked....so I increased by blocks to 2 inches...they look much better...I think
I spent 2 hours doing this...each strip I added, of course I had to iron, and then sew and iron...well
you advanced quilters know all about that lol
So far so good....I am starting from the bottom up on this special SUPER QUILT...
and I am just loving the result....
I will likely get it completed, ( topper ) today...Unless of course
well, I don't even want to think about it lol
Yes I know it is KAL -El I am working on it ..lol
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