Titanium Needles?

Good Morning, Quilters!

Just a quick tip (pun intended) about Titanium sewing machine needles…

At an educational seminar at the BERNINA Creative Center, the technical director confirmed that Titanium needles are much stronger and last much longer than standard needles.

The down side to extra-strong needles?

When things go awry–as they often do…

Titanium needles can do much more damage to your sewing machine than a needle that breaks more readily.

Damaging your sewing machine is bad enough, but…

Many of you may remember this image:

Xray Sewing Machine Needle in Index Finger

I stitched through my finger and the needle shattered.

Thank goodness the needle broke!

I shudder to think if it hadn’t!

READ MORE:

Inattentive Quilting-A Cautionary Tale

What YOU can Learn from My Injury

Titanium needles?

Not for this quilter!

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

A Quick Finish–And A Quick Machine Quilting Tip

Leaf Tablerunner, FMQ

Good Morning, Quilters!

Sometimes it feels good to make something small and finish it–wouldn’t YOU agree?

I started this little table runner as a sample when I was filming Sewing with Nancy a few weeks ago.  (Read more HERE)  (The episodes will air in September, 2017)

Leaf Tablerunner, FMQ

The colors were speaking to me–as Minnesota has been a bit dreary lately…

Leaf Tablerunner, FMQ

SIMPLE QUILTING ON PRINTS

This little quilt demonstrates that machine quilting shows up best on solid or near solid fabric.

Keep your quilting simple everywhere else–then add a zinger of a motif in the solid fabric.

THE OLD CORNER TRICK

Also…instead of figuring out a complicated way to turn the corners–do something different in the corners–no one will know that you didn’t know how to quilt a vine in the corner–it will look like YOU planned it that way all along!

Leaf Tablerunner, FMQ

What about YOU?

Do YOU have any quilting tricks up your sleeve?

Do YOU need a break from a big project?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

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

Quilting Quick Tip

Vintage Scissor, Quilt Tips

Good Morning, Quilters!

Just a quick tip for your Monday.

As soon as you see  a bit of fray on the back of your quilt–

Quick!  Get the scissors and give it a good trim.

Otherwise those pesky green threads will show through on the lighter sections of your completed quilt.
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And don’t ask me how I know…

Happy Monday!

Signed,

Learns-Lessons-the-Hard Way-Lori

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