baby pillows Perfect Patchwork Piecing Tip- Elmer’s School Glue! decorative pillow shams

A simple but brilliant tip for perfect piecing from award-winning quilter Lisa H. Calle of Stone House Quilting. Visit Lisa at her blog: Quilting, Kids and Life.

Pins, pinsbaby pillows, pins! Those sharp little pointy things that we all use in our piecing. Like you, I?used pins in my piecing . . . but only until about a year ago. What did I replace them with? Elmer’s?Washable School Glue! A couple of reasons why I made the move to glue: My poor?fingers couldn’t take being stuck anymore and, most importantly, I found I was more?accurate in my piecing as the layers didn’t shift while I stitched them together.

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I use the small applicator to get a nice thin line of glue which I place within the seam?allowance. Then I use a hot iron to heat set the pieces together.

Once I have all of my pieces glued together, I hop on over to my BERNINA sewing machine (a BERNINA 750) to stitch?them together. This process now goes quickly as I don’t have to put pins in to hold my piecing in place and I don’t have to take pins out. I am sure I don’t have to tell you what?pins can do to a sewing machine if you accidentally sew over them!

So do your sewing machine a favor and give the Elmer’s School Glue a try, paired with the?new 1/4″; Patchwork Foot #97D for Dual Feet machines (or Patchwork Foot #97 or #57 for other models) your piecing will be transformed!

Many women use different bags every day and it's a big problem to transfer the stuff between bags. Bag organizer is a great idea to handle this mess. And you can do one of them if you have the following materials and tools: 100cm x 150cm?Fuchsia cotton fabric (Or any color you want) 50cm x 150cm Blue cotton fabric?(Or any color you want) 20cm x 150cm ?Fabric with flower pattern?(Or any pattern you want) 1 Magnetic snap Sewing thread Scissors Ruler Sewing machine

Our friend Robyn came to Prudent Baby with a great crafty question…

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