Free motion quilting can take so much concentration that sometimes we forget to breathe. Take a moment to pause and breathe normally while you quilt!
Keep an extra extension cord packed with your sewing machine case; when you need one at a workshop or class away from home, it’s right there handy and ready to use.
Mark lightly and use a clean, soft baby toothbrush to gently brush away chalk markings from fabrics.
Make a list of items to take when you travel with your sewing machine (foot control, accessory box, extra needles, power cable) so you’ll never be stuck powerless to quilt at a quilt retreat or workshop!
Keep an old rotary cutter on hand to cut templates or trim papers. Blades don’t need to be as sharp for paper as for fabric, so it’s a great way to get more use out of your old blades.
Giving a gift of fabric? Package it in a small paper bag, and tie coordinating strips from your scrap bins around the bag for a super creative bow!