Thursday, 31 July 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Every month I get the Moda mini charm pack of the month from the Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop's Moda Mini Charm Pack Club
It costs me $16.74 for the 4 charm packs by the time I pay shipping, but I love them! So this week I got my monthly reminder email that I need to pay the Paypal account for my order. When I logged in to pay I was pleasantly surprised to see that of the $16.74 only $4.82 would be debited from my bank account because I had $11.92 credit in my account from this months pattern sales in my Craftsy store!! I am so pleased I have added so many new patterns to the store recently it has really had an impact on sales. (the link to my store is in the left sidebar)

So what am I doing this week in the sewing room?

I am still working on the FMQing of this baby quilt:


And a friend of mine gave me a lesson in hand quilting basics so I could finally purchase some supplies ready to try it out! It is amazing how a few quick tips from a friend can give you the confidence to try something you've wanted to try for a while!


I thought a great tip she gave me was to buy a large cone of thread in a color you'd be unlikely to ever make a quilt in and use that for your basting thread. This orange should be easy to spot when I need to pull it out!!!

Adventurous Quilter

2 comments:

  1. I don't know how I missed this post! I've been thinking about trying hand quilting myself. You are so brave! Good luck with this.

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    1. You should try it Tami definitely! I haven't tried it yet but I will soon! I'm thinking of trying it on plain white fabric first just to practice.

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