- When working on a quilt project safety pin a scrap of batting to your shirt and put any stray threads from your quilt top, sewing table or floor onto the batting scrap. This saves time because you don't have to throw pieces of thread into the wastebasket. (Now...if you are me....you throw them on the floor and when they get knee deep you finally pick them up!)
- When threading a needle keep a tube of lip balm handy. Instead of licking the threads so they stay together put a dab of lip balm on them. (Sounds pretty good and that way you don't lick your finger and get all those germs...might have to try this one.)
- To see what you are cutting when fussy cutting squares use a plexiglass square template which can be cut by your local hardware store. (Yep....off to Home Depot!)
- Use clothing steamer to remove the wrinkles from a new package of cotton batting. Giving the batting a light steaming gets out the wrinkles and shrinks up the batting a bit. ( I actually use this one and it does seem to work a bit. )
Hope these tips help with your sewing projects.
Have a great day and happy sewing! :)