Monday, September 12, 2011

Fiber Arts Monday: Two New & A Tip

   Two new quilts are off the frame today:

   Here is a sweet little baby quilt pieced together from remnants of a commission piece. Soft gingham joins with light blue wash and dark blue crushed fabrics to accent little bits of jungle prints. Quilted with a simple 'stitch-in-the-ditch', this quilt has plenty of plush puff; perfect for a sweet baby to snuggle.

   Then there's one a bit bigger; the John Deer. A simple quilt with heart-warming scenes depicting father-son moments with their tractors and land. Backed with a panel of John Deer logo fabric and quilted in a stipple pattern, this quilt is a bit larger- just right for a toddler bed or lap quilt.

   And now, a tip:

   A few weeks ago I was browsing quilt notions in a fabric shop when I saw 'quilt binding clips' which, to me, looked an awful lot like metal hair barrettes. Not impressed with the price, or the size of the package, I knew there had to be a more cost effective idea (I avoid pinning anything if it is at all possible).
   Cleaning the house I discovered some old hair roller clips; a whole tub of them. Perfect! Easily placed, no poking or sticking..they worked like a charm. So, raid your drawers (or your grandmother's) and use those old roller clips to hold your binding in place; it's a nifty thrifty idea!



Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Also no pins poking you while you sew! Thanks.

Kathy @

(not anon- just not signed in here)

Kathy @ Teaching Good Things said...

What a GREAT idea! Do you mind if I share your picture and tip on my blog?

Isn't it ridiculous what they charge for "quilting notions"?!

Simply Scaife Family said...

I don't mind at all Miss Kathy, please feel free to share.
Thank you both for the sweet comments.

Deanna said...

Good tip! Thanks for sharing.

Simply Scaife Family said...

You are more than welcome!
Just a note: I tried them on several sewing projects today and they worked wonderfully!
Happy sewing!