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Friday, May 9, 2014

Quilting With Office Products

I do love my Gracie quilt frame, but I still like to use my domestic machine and a walking foot for straight-line quilting on smaller projects.  I was recently quilting a narrow grid and was having a hard time stuffing and shifting the quit through the machine and keeping my stitching straight, so I rolled the quilt and pinned the excess into place with a couple of straight pins.  Ouch!  Not a good idea.  Then I remembered the big binder clips that I had in my desk...they held the quilt in place perfectly and worked like a charm!


Brenda said...

good one! I was using yellow sticky notes the other day to indicate where my quilting lines should go.

Needled Mom said...

Great idea. Those straight pins can be deadly!!!

Jean said...

Great idea. I wouldn't not be able to use straight pins as I would be bloody! I've heard of people using binding clips when handsewing the binding down as well.

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