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Shownotes for Episode 15 – NOTIONS!

Here is a photo of majority of the notions I spoke of during the podcast…

please note that the picture above includes the tip off the old podcast – the homemade bias tape wrapped around a tp roll!

Below: The blue ‘scalpel’ like object – yes – awesome! (link is for a metal one, even better!)  The clover glue stick (green cap) – yes – not awesome!  And a photo of the wooden pencil without a led?? Wow, I really need to work on my descriptive abilities! As well as the sandpaper paddle.
The tweezers from EK Success.

NOTE: I HAVE NOT PURCHASED FROM THESE WEBSITES MYSELF – THEREFORE, I CANNOT SAY WHETHER THEY ARE SUPER GOOD OR NOT:)

The chalk mechanical pencil set that I like a lot…  Curious about this though…

BLOG OF THE POD: BLOCK A DAY 
She (Lily Boot) is an extremely talented crafter and also has a wonderful sense of humor!  There is much to ooh and aah over, and enjoy:)

BOOK-E-POD:  Cute Stuff
By Aronzi Aronzo!  Very cute stuff to sew, embroider, create, and applique!

TIP OFF THE OLD PODCAST
: See photo above (the first one) for the TP roll with homemade bias tape wrapped around it!

Oh my, I nearly forgot – here is the link to J. Hittle Sewing – do sign up for the newsletter, the prices are great!

Oh and here is a couple shots of the lecien fabric in all it’s glory!

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Shownotes for Episode 13

Well well well – wonders do exist – posting the shownotes on the SAME day as I posted the episode?!  Impressing myself over here…

The fabric boxes that I use are sold by the gross – at firstchoicepackaging.com

The Dear Baby Jane blog that is a great gathering of woman (are there any men?) working together to keep motivated and create this mega quilt!  Here are the two squares I have done:
A2 is the gold and awesome background fabric (Same as seen here but in brown)

A1 is the green and background fabric – after I made that one I decided that my blocks would be 5" finished (easier to keep it straight in my head) so I added a border to it.  I do that A LOT – because I never really seem to get to the right size!

Blog of the pod:

That Silly Lil Doe – She has a great sense of humor that really comes through in her postings AND she is one crafty lady – my kind of combination! 

Tip off the old podcast:  (really, if anyone has a better working title for this bit of the episodes, I’m all ears!)

This is really last weeks Tip – creating your own one of these – with a little cup, fabric scraps and a seam ripper you have a great tool for cutting apart any chain piecing you do – try it, it really works well!

This week’s tip is to use your pins diagonally rather than horizontally – this way, it is much easier to remove the pins when sewing AND you have less pin distortion on the fabrics as well – it is not my original idea but for the life of me, I don’t remember where I heard about this… If you know, let me know so that I can give proper credit:)

 

And now for some of the websites I mentioned during the episode…

Quilters TV

Sew on TV

Twiddle Tails (the lady behind the dear baby jane site)

Big Slider Close Bags in Bulk

Hhhmmmm – I think that’s it folks!