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Introducing Laminated Cutting Guides!

Find out how these Laminated Cutting Guides are different from your regular paper cutting templates!

These are reusable Over and Over again!

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Scavenger Hunt

Today's Scavenger Hunt Item
The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for "a Boo Ghost"
Clue: You will find it in the Fridgie 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.

Featured Pattern

This pattern is Not Free.

This hexagon is for October because it has a spider web in the middle surrounded by black and orange stripes. Of course you can use what ever colors you like for what ever month you want.

October Hexagon Motif

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 Beaded Magnet Project!

Do you remember this? It hasn't been on the site for several years!

These magnets are made with purchased Christmas Stickers, cardboard and self laminating sheets. A sweet little crystal charm to match has been added to the bottom! These would make great little stocking stuffers for everyone on your list! I made 100 of these magnets for a craft fair. 

Festive Christmas Magnets

Featured Bead Sheet



Blue Chevrons

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.




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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.

 

Points Program



 

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Tuesday's Tips

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

leitmotif

Point Value: 1000
The Paw Tracker word is always be valued at 1000 points.

leitmotif
noun LYTE-moh-teef
Definition
1 : a melodic phrase or figure that accompanies the reappearance of an idea, person, or situation in a music drama

2 : a dominant recurring theme
Daily Words are from the Merium Webster Dictionary.