Thursday Tips

I am trying to get into the habit of blogging on a particular day, and not just whenever I feel like it. Because while I often feel like it, my brain usually convinces me that other things are more important and then the blogging never happens.

So I am starting a program of Thursdays are for Tips! Not the kind you leave for your waitstaff, although now that my daughter is a waitress I feel strongly that tipping is a thing that should be done, but tips on various crafty pastimes. I am always working on something, it’s never the same thing from week to week (which is a good thing), and I am often surprised at how a little thing that’s resting in my brain is news to someone else.

The last few weeks have been all about the sewing! I have a new sewing book coming out within the next two months…

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Shhh, it’s about aprons but don’t tell anyone I told you!

… and I have been doing a lot of playing with fabric. I have also been using a lot of bias tape/bias binding. A. LOT!

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Did you know that bias binding has a right side and a wrong side? Right from the package, if you lay it flat you will notice that one side is ever so slightly more narrow than the other side. That’s on purpose! If you apply the binding with the narrower side towards you, even if you are topstitching on the very edge of the fold, you can rest assured that you are catching the other side as you sew, even if you can’t see it.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you next Thursday, if not before!

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