Use a fine-tip permanent marker to write row numbers on block positions on flowerhead pins. Place pins in quilt blocks to identify where they will be placed in your quilt.
Rita Lerch, Rising Sun, MD
|Removing Chalk and Pencil Lines
I use a lightly moistened Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser to remove chalk and pencil lines from fabric.
Caroline Reger, Geneva, OH
I had a problem with thread unwinding from the bobbins in my bobbin case. I bought 7/16″-diameter clear plastic tubing from a hardware store and cut it into small rings. I cut through one side of a ring and clip it around the bobbin. The thread stays neat and tidy, and I can easily see the thread color.
Jan Grummer, Ventura, IA
Cover your sewing machine table with Glad® Press’n Seal™ to protect it from pin, needle, and scissor scratches. The plastic wrap contains no adhesives, so it will not damage the surface of the table. It will peel off easily, leaving no residue.
Patty Goodsell, Arivaca, AZ
I cut the tips off the thumb and forefinger of both of my machine quilting gloves. As I’m quilting, I can pick off stray threads or rethread the needle without taking off my gloves.
Mary-Jeanine Ibarguen, Altamonte Springs, FL