The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for "a Black Cat"
Clue: You will find it in the Angel patterns!
I am now using images that are in either of the 2 Paper Bead Generators, or a thumbnail image of a pattern relevant to the current time period, for the daily Scavenger Hunt Items.
The daily scavenger hunt item can only be found for one day.
The instant prize is access to a Gold Members Only crochet pattern that is free for today only for everyone! The pdf file is not part of the prize.
The Points Program Has Started!
A special code has been placed under this image, on the page that will have the scavenger hunt item on it. Sign up for a Free Points Account and you can claim 1000 points for finding today's item! you can also get free access to the page that it is on! As of August 5, 2020, I have fixed the problem of not being able to access the pattern page that the link goes to if you are not a gold member. Now anyone who finds the scavenger hunt item, member or not can access the pattern page for one day. Not the PDF though.
This pattern is Free.
This sampler square is an adaptation from the Beetles On Parade Bookmark in the paid members area. I basically altered one row in the pattern row to make the critters look like spiders.
From now on, I will featured either free or for members patterns. The members patterns will not be free but they will be available for either $1.99 or for 19,900 points for those who have a free points account. They will always be available to Gold Members without having to redeem points.
Brand New Cutting Guides
Introducing the Laminated Paper Bead Cutting Guides
Seriously folks! This is what I use now for cutting all of my strips! So fast and Easy! These are meant to work with guillotine paper cutters. You tape it down using painters tape and it stays in place while you move the paper down the sheet while cutting your strips. Really, it make cutting strips even faster than using an electronic cutting machine! Really!
It's Back! A Beading Project!
Do you remember this? It hasn't been at jpfun.com for several years!
This magnet is fun to make and is made with seed beads, stitched onto a piece of felt and backed a piece of sheet magnet. You can use whatever colors you like to match whatever you want!
Featured Bead Sheet
This is a brand new, never before seen bead sheet and Bundle!
Recently Uploaded Bead Sheet Bundle
This bead sheet bundle is based on one of the granny squares on the site!
This Bead Sheet Bundle is not free but it is only $1.99 for 5 bead sheets!
If you are a Gold member, you can download the bundle for free.
Points Program News
Points accounts are Back!
The points program is up and running and seems to be working great! If you run into any trouble, or something does not seem to be right, please let me know.
Glue Basting Seams If you want precision piecing, without using pins, you can apply tiny dots of glue about a half inch apart along inside the 1/4 inch seam allowance, place your other piece on the glue and dry with a hot dry iron to set the glue. I would use only glue meant for this purpose or Elmer's School glue. These will wash out completely when your quilt is washed. Also you are applying the glue in the seam allowance and because you are using washable glue, your needle, in your machine will not gum up. This is the way I piece my quilts and have never had a problem. The tiny dots of glue, only need to be about the size of a head of a metal pin. Very tiny. This is enough to hold the pieces together while being sewn on the sewing machine.
Glue Basting Quilt As You Go Blocks Here is another way to baste a quilt block when making your quilt sandwiches. I have done this and it works very well! Instead of using spray or fusible batting, you can put dots of liquid Elmer's School glue where you would normally put your safety pins. I would actually put the dots closer together. Think of this, when we use spray basting or fusible batting, there is glue, why not just use the least expensive option. Little dots of Elmer's school glue. You cannot feel the dots when you are quilting and they do not interfere with the needle in the machine. Just use little dots. The action of pressing the glued layers together flattens the glue dots and as long as they are tiny, you will not feel them. Also, the Elmer's school glue will wash out of clothing even after it is set with an iron. Plus you don't have to worry about overspray or breathing in the glue into your lungs. I have also made a glue/water mixture and brushed it on with a sponge brush. That works well also.
Word of the Day
Point Value: 1000
The Paw Tracker word is always be valued at 1000 points.
collogue verb kuh-LOHG Definition 1 dialect : intrigue, conspire 2 : to talk privately : conferDaily Words are from the Merium Webster Dictionary.