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Monday, March 21, 2011

How to make clear labels with laser printer and tape

This only works with a laser printer. Use a label sheet that has labels used. Use any program to create word to be printed. Print onto blank area. Try for small areas at first till you are sure of technique. After printing use a piece of clear tape to cover word and rub it on firmly. Peel back slowly and check if it is lifting word. Use creatively. Suggestions .... Scrapbook, organization, spice bottles, tins. I have used clear stickers too. Be careful not to try to large of image. It may soil your printer.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Attempt to quilt

I am starting to quilt my the heart block quilts. I divided the blocks into two smaller quilts. The quilting is not going well. The thread breaks every foot or so. Aaag! I took a walk around the block and when I came back to it I changed the needle, thread and bobbin, nothing helps. Will keep trying for now. May need to take my machine in for checkup.

I have found something else that is working. Some one gave me some Skin So Soft body gel. It says that is not sticky but it is. I have started to put it on my hands when I free motion sew. It is as good as sewing gloves. I also use it when I sort papers. Who knew!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Progress made on Patchy Hearts

I have made some progress on Patchy heart quilt. I have been organizing my blocks to be made on interfacing sheets and flannel backed plastic. It really helps to keep blocks together and ready for sewing.