Monday, July 14, 2014


Today I have a couple more sewing tips for you. I collect these tips from a variety of different places and some of them I use and others I keep on the list that "someday" I may try. I wanted to share some more with you. :)

To carry thread with you when you are traveling use empty dental floss containers. Remove the empty floss spool and replace it with a bobbin loaded with thread. Wind the tread through the opening to the cutter, and then shut the lid on the container. Before you do this make sure the hole in your bobbin is the same as the dental floss. Some dental floss are larger so check before you do this. :)

sewing tips

Tired of chasing the sewing machine foot pedal under your table? Try wrapping a wide rubber band around the pedal to prevent slippage.

sewing machine

If you are like me I have those pesky little bits of fabric and thread all over my work area. A lint roller works good to pick up all these little pest. Run it across the floor, your table and you.

sewing tips

If you are hand quilting and can’t find where you left off when you stopped quilting attach a little Post-it flag and put the needle in it. The flag works great and doesn't leave any residue on the fabric. I also use the post-it flag on fabric where I have several yards of a fabric and to easily find where my last cut was I put a bright post-it flag and pin on the area so I can find it fast. 

hand quilting

Hope these tips helps. I will put together a few more soon. Have a great day! :)


  1. I really like the floss container tip. Thanks.

  2. Great tips! I need to try the rubber band one, I dislike chasing that foot pedal.

  3. Great tips Colleen, thanks for sharing! I'm with Jessica, love the rubber band on the foot pedal since I can never find the darn thing!


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