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Thrifty Thursday….Mystery Boook

Assorted Books

Who doesn’t love a mystery? Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is a mystery book selected from an assortment.  Wait for your package to arrive to see what  you’ve received. Regular prices range from $11.98-18.98. Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $3.00. Click Here to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.

Stay Stitching the Edge of Quilt Top in Preparation for Quilting

Here’s a quick tip to apply after you’ve finished a quilt top and done the final pressing. Before you sandwich the top with batting and backing, it’s a really good idea to run a line of “stay stitching” around the outside edge of your quilt top.

What exactly is stay stitching? Definition: Stay stitching is a single line of stitching, through one layer of fabric, to stabilize the fabric, preventing it from becoming stretched or distorted. stay stitching yellow

Expert quilters always sew as a scant 1/4″ distance around the outside perimeter of a quilt top. The stay stitching helps to keep your quilt top to the intended shape as it is stretched and layered with batting and backing. This practice really helps to hold all of the construction of your blocks and borders together so that stitches don’t pop open along seams.pop seam

Here’s a video from Pat Sloan that demonstrates this practice.

The stay stitching does not have to be perfect by any means as it will eventually end up buried in the binding or be trimmed away once the quilt top is squared up after being quilted.

Sew your “stay stitching” along your quilt top from the wrong side so that you can see the seam allowances and prevent them from being twisted or bunched up. The stay stitching is sewn all the way around the perimeter of your quilt top. Just be mindful not to stretch your top during this process.

Even if you top is not going to be sandwiched and quilted right away, this step of stay stitching will keep your top secure and ready for the day you make it into a finished quilt.

Thrifty Thursday….Amish Traditions Quilt Books

Amish Traditions Books

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is “Amish Traditions Quilt and Other Projects” quilt books by Toni Phillips & Juanita Simonich.

**Books 2 through 4 of a four-part series designed by fabric expressions.  Each booklet contains a section of the quilt plus several other projects.

  • Book 2 of the four part series. Second quarter of quilt. Additional projects are diamond in a square wall quilt, star table runner, and Rabbits paw quilt.
  • Book 3 of the four part series.  Third quarter of quilt.  Additional projects are Tree of Life, The Old Farmhouse Quilt and Four Patch Baby Quilt.
  • Book 4 of the four part series.  Third quarter of quilt.  Additional projects are Amish Hour Glass Quilt, Amish Vines, Bear Paw Quilt and Schoolhouse Placemats.

Our regular price is $29.94.  Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $3.00 for ALL 3 books. Click Amish Traditions to order yours today!
**Book one is not included in the set

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.