Sunday, March 25, 2018

H2H - Tips, Tutorials ,and Recipes

It's time to start prepping for the 2018 Hands2Help, if you haven't already done so. I've got one quilt complete and ready to go, and I've got another one kit up and ready to sew. Yippee!!

One really neat thing that Sarah does at the beginning of the H2H Season, is create a post/link-up for us to share our favorite tips, tutorials, and recipes. The goal is to help out each other and make creating our charity projects easier, and more fun. Check out Sarah's post HERE.

My all time favorite tip, and one that I share with my students is to get yourself organized for whatever project on which you are working. (I realize that organize is often a bad word for many of us, but it doesn't have to be. I am NOT the most organized person by any means, but if I do the following with each project, it keeps me on task and much more productive.)

Basically you are "kitting up" the project on which you are working. I cut the pieces and label them. I clip or bag each piece and place them inside a larger bag, along with the pattern. Even if I only have 15 minutes to work, I can pull out a bag and start working. I put a post it note or check mark next to each step I complete so I don't have to waste time figuring out what I've done and what I need to do. 

My favorite tutorial is one that I posted a few years back on flange binding. Since many of the donation quilts I make require that the binding be machine stitched, I feel that my bindings look better if I use this technique. Click HERE for the tutorial.

And finally, since I don't want to spend a lot of time thinking about meal preparations when I'm on a sewing mission, I have a couple of "go to" links for crock pot and instant pot meals.

Check out the other tips, tutorials, and recipes on Sarah's blog  

Have a great week!

1 comment:

Quilting Nonnie said...

Hi! I'm participating H2H also. Congratulations on finishing your first quilt. I have a couple of flimsies done and a couple more almost completed. Thanks for your tutorial on flange binding; it puts such a lovely finish on a quilt. I often forget about doing a flange on my quilt, on the binding or anywhere else. Thanks for reminding me!