"I have also used a long pieces of freezer paper cut a little larger than needed then pencil marked for the exact size of borders needed for my Baltimore Album quilt. I then planned, designed and drew what I would applique on the border to match & complete quilt. After completing I then traced out the applique design to make freezer paper pattern pieces to use with the fabric I selected for border!" Thanks Penny. Great idea!
Do you ever get so deep into creative mode that you begin to toss things around? Nothing big, but the spool of thread misses the table and you have crawl under to find it. The fabric scraps that are too big to throw away end up in heap on the bed or the floor. You just don't take the time to maintain order. I have a handy, little, hobby iron:
|My handy, dandy, little iron|
|It looks like new!|
My last step was to use Iron-off to clean the surface of the little iron. I don't know if that is necessary, but I figured it can't hurt...and it didn't. This stuff is a wonder and has cleaned away the gunk on lots of my irons. Read the directions on the tube - very simple.
I am such a happy camper now!
Stitch some happy stitches this week and keep your hot iron off the plastic cutting mat.