Two Tip Tuesday – Happy Thanksgiving

As we roll into Thanksgiving week, I want to wish everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I’m thankful for my faithful followers and appreciate all of you who follow me on this quilty journey. I’m having fun with speaking at guilds, continuing to design tools and patterns and all things quilting!

With our American Thanksgiving we know the winter holidays are just around the corner. I’ll be sharing a couple holiday tips the first week of December in a blog hop. All the details are to come, so be sure to check back.

I’m working on a couple ornament projects with Christmas fast approaching. The first one is for a secret gift, but I wanted to show the back and a solution….well, actually what I used in desperation. I needed a temporary backing for this ornament. I forgot to bring any spare fabric on my trip, so how about a coffee filter. It worked to cover the fusible and is soft and thin to stitch through. I’ll give a report when it is finished and given!

The second is also a secret… in tracing the cups onto the paper back fusible, I decided to make some right-hand mugs and some left-hand mugs. (I started tracing onto the paper and realized I could have both “hands”. It will be fun to see if anyone notices that some are right and some left. Shhh, don’t tell!

#1 – Try a coffee filter to use as a light weight backing. I’ve used dryer sheets before, now we’ll see how the coffee filter hold up!

#2 – Be sure to reverse your design when tracing onto fusible. (Unless you don’t mind things in reverse or have a design that doesn’t require it to be reverse….!!)

in quilting,


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