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How to reattach a zipper pull after you’ve cut it off

  It's almost Christmas! And that sometimes means last-minute Christmas sewing. My go-to last minute gift is nearly always a zipper pouch. They sew up quickly and are pretty easy. But when rushing sometimes I do things that I wish I wouldn't have. Like cutting the...

How to make a big ironing board for quilting

A few years ago, I was getting really tired of ironing quilt tops with my regular ironing board. The kind with the tapered end is really not designed for quilters! I started googling things like "big ironing board" and came across this one, called simply "The Big...

How to make a portable ironing board from a TV tray table

Today I want to talk about my absolute favorite retreat tool: a portable ironing board. People that know me well know that I am lazy efficient. I can't stand it when something takes longer than it has to. At retreats and sew-ins, there are typically a few communal...

Bobbin organization

I think most quilters, and people who sew in general, have a lot of thread. If you are like me, thread organization can be an issue. I had a big problem with organizing all those bobbins for a long time. I was reading a forum thread where some people said they only...

Goodwill Outlet for quilters

Many of you are probably familiar with Goodwill's regular thrift stores, and might be wondering, what is a Goodwill Outlet, and why should I shop there?Goodwill Outlet is essentially the last stop for things in the Goodwill chain before they either go to the landfill...