SewCanShe’s 5 Favorite Things This Month!
I felt silly writing the title of this post. My name is not SewCanShe – it’s Caroline. But whenever I go somewhere like QuiltCon, QuiltMarket, or even my local quilt shop people never know who I am when I say my name. And then their eyes often light up when I say the name of my blog. Sigh. So I guess I am SewCanShe.
Anyway, I come across little things every day that I totally love and I want to share with you, but then other bigger posts get in the way and I never get the chance tell you about those things.
So here goes!
The Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters (produced by Craftsy). Seriously I am so mad that I didn’t find this sooner! It has been going on for months and I had no idea. This ‘show’ is real, funny, and really funny! And you get her make a quilt in every episode. And all the patterns are free. I found it first on Craftsy and now I watch it on YouTube through my Apple TV device. If you don’t already have an Apple TV device, you need one just so you can watch this on your own big screen. 🙂
Next… this adorable Giving Bunny pattern from Urban Threads (it’s free too!).
My daughter Cadie helped me make 3 of them in no time at all with my new Janome 14000 (you know I can’t stop playing with all the features). Then we left them for unsuspecting recipients! Best of all – the free pattern is available for regular sewing too if you don’t have an embroidery machine.
Tassels… aren’t they adorable? I’ve been making making tassels for projects all over the place but I can’t show you yet! There’s really no secret to making them. A quick google or YouTube search will show you hundreds of ways. What would you put them on?
Double sided foam sticky tape. I’ve received several emails asking how I hang up my mini quilts, and this is my secret! The stuff I have right now came in 3” strips, but the kind on a roll works just as well. I put little pieces on the top corners of my mini quilts and they stick where ever I put them without falling down. I haven’t had any wall or paint damage, but I can’t guarantee that it’s totally safe if you love your walls more than your quilts. That’s preposterous, I know.
Jelly Rolls! The only round swirly thing I love more than a cinnamon roll is a fabric jelly roll! Who wouldn’t swoon over 40 or more beautiful 2 1/2” strips of pre-cut fabric? Just like the tassels, I’m using jelly rolls of fabric on a top secret project that I am dying to tell you about. I can only say that I am loving every minute of this project and you will too!
So… what do you think about my 5 favorite things post? Do you like these things too? Should I write another one next month? Be sure to let me know!
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Love it! Keep it coming. I can’t wait for your jelly roll project-I’ve got a delicious boundless jelly roll waiting for a project!
I enjoy seeing your favorites! Please continue to do so once in awhile. We all like to see what others find useful and/or enjoyable!
I liked your favorite things and look forward to your next one!
I love your posts. I have made so many things from them. The 5 favorites are great. Love hearing them and any other tidbits…
Definitely keep the favorite things coming!
I’m a "wantobe quilter" and love all the ideas and inspiration you share.
I did not know Angela Walters had a Craftsy show. I’ll be checking that out for sure. As to hanging quilts on the wall, I use 3M Velcro like picture hangers. They stick perfectly to fabric and walls and no wall damage is guaranteed. I used double sided foam tape to stick lights to my beloved machine and I will never do that again. Nasty sticky residue I need to figure out how to get off.