School Supplies for Quilters–Open Line Friday

School Supplies, QuiltersWelcome back to Open Line Friday…A chance for anyone to ask a question and for everyone to answer

Please help us by asking and answering.  If you have a question, I’m sure someone else is wondering, too.

No question is too small…

School Supplies, QuiltersI thought I’d start the ball rolling…

In keeping with our back-to-school theme…see the Perfect Pencil Free Motion quilt tutorial and Alphabet Scramble-a free motion work in progress

What school supplies do you buy for yourself?  For your quilt studio?

School Supplies, QuiltersMY SCHOOL SUPPLIES

  • Typing paper…Great for doodling.  It’s a nice texture, inexpensive, and if I don’t like my doodle, I can throw out sheets of it without a care…
  • Glue Sticks–If I DO like one of my doodles, I cut it out and add it to a sketchbook with a little glue.
  • Rulers and stencils, to draw my “rails”…
  • Notebooks.  This year I found this primary school notebook for $1.  It has nice lines–good for the tutorials and a larger area to draw a doodle…seems perfect for FMQ practice.
  • Pencils-My absolute favorite are Dixon Ticonderogas–they’re the BEST!

WHAT DID YOU BUY THIS YEAR?

Did you buy any school supplies this year?  I’d love to hear…after all, the sales are still going and I can run out and get some more!!!

Lori

PS…All information, tutorials and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks.

Little Projects

Free Motion Quilting, Bird and FlowersOne of the best ways to practice free motion quilting is on small projects.

While doing a small project, try a new motif or try combining two motifs in a new way.

Do one small project per week…Try a new motif, a new thread, a new batting, or a new fabric….

Keep it simple.  Keep it small.  But…use your best technique so you have something you can use.

This helps you focus. While some say “Practice makes perfect”, in reality…

“Perfect Practice makes Perfect”…

Free Motion Quilting, Bird and FlowersA LITTLE LAUGH

Here’s something that made me laugh this week…

Hope you enjoy it!  (I recommend watching the videos before reading any of the article.)

Peyton Manning’s Best Work

Happy Stitching!

Lori

PS…Try The Spiral Lollipop Flower tutorial from the bird above…it’s fun!

PS…All tutorials, information, and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!