Monday, 24 March 2014

Handy Hints

Today:  A helpful preparation tip & keeping things clean.

1. Preparing fabric for cutting.  

When I have a lot of fabric to iron ready for a cutting spree, I have found that using an airing rack is a great way of keeping fabric as crease free as possible before using. It also saves finding a spare flat surface to lay the fabric out on.

2. Cleaning cutting mats & ironing board covers.  

A great way to keep these surfaces clean of all those pesky bits of fluff & threads is to use a bathroom loofah/tulle sponge. I keep mine hanging on a handle under the cutting table in easy reach to rub over my cutting board. I have also found it works well on my ironing board as well.


3. Keeping things clean when using fabrics with an iron on adhesive. 

No Matter how hard I try, I get messy with glue (kind of like poor Linus & the dust cloud in Charlie Brown.) I keep an old ironing board cover (elastic removed) rolled up under the ironing board & just unroll that out over my current cover whenever I am working with glued fabrics. 
 


4 comments:

  1. Great ideas, now I need a drying rack & to find that unused tulle sponge. I don't use my big ironing board for quilting just two small ones, one next to the sewing machine, 1 next to the cutting table. That may change when I finally make me a bed quilt. Keep the tips coming! xx

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    1. Thanks Tracee, appreciate the encouragement, love how we can all share.

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  2. All great tips Robyn. Finally got around to stopping by to say Hello. Been busy since Let's Get Stitched. Hugs.......

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    1. Thanks, Noela, really enjoyed meeting you & sharing ideas. Blessings

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