I’m working on a new sample quilt that was inspired by a student. She had incorporated three of my patterns in one awesome quilt which I am in the process of making. I’ll show you the finished quilt later in my next blog.
Three patterns is a lot of cutting and my cutting arm/hand got tweaked by all the 50 pound bags I cart around the country. I was cutting out 45 small green leaves and I ran out of straight pins, which always happens. I don’t know where they all go, I just bought a new pack. I think they are friends of that odd sock that keeps disappearing in the dryer.
I don’t really like that the pins also keep bending as I push them through the pattern paper and the fusible web. I hate bent pins. Plus, when the pieces get really small and they do get really small, the pin are in the way when I cut. I need the pattern pieces to stay with the cut pieces until I lay it in its proper place on the pattern background fabric or layout guide so I know what number it is.
Light bulb moment! I jump up and grab my Wonder Clips! So much easier. Here is a short movie on how I use them. Give it a try. If you can’t find the Wonder Clips I am expecting a shipment next week for my web shop. $19.00 for 50 clips. Click on the Shop link above.