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December 9, 2020
Favorite Sewing or Quilting Tip from Carol Lyles Shaw

Today’s prompt is ‘favorite tip’. I had a million thoughts! So, here’s a simple one. I am not good at precision sewing.  Getting my 1/4 inch piecing seam straight and even and consistent is a real challenge for me. So my favorite piecing tip was to buy a 1/4″ piecing foot with a flange edge.  …

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December 4, 2020
Favorite Quilt Tools from Carol Lyles Shaw

I have a very short list of favorite tools because I’m not a gadget person. Let me start with the most important one.  That would be my Janome 9450 that I talked about in my previous blog post on December 3! Here’s the next important tool:  My retractable Rotary Cutter.  I bought 4 of these …

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November 15, 2020
// slice // from Charm About You


The best tools are ones that make life easier, in this case the Slice seam ripper makes a 'not fun' task much easier! Unpicking is a necessary job on occasion, made harder if you have a dull or difficult to handle seam ripper. Don't even get me started on those tiny ones you get in sewing kits that go dull and rust so quickly. If you find that your seam ripper isn't cutting easily, it's too small to manage well or unpicking takes a lot of effort then it might be time to level up to a ...

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