Another thing I'm working on is whittling down my scrap box. Some scraps are being cut into 1 1/2 " strips for wrapping around cotton cording, some of the bigger pieces are being set aside for triangles for a 1,000 pyramid quilt in progress, and the smaller pieces will be die-cut into circles for yo-yos. Waste not want not.
Recently I read a good sewing tip in the April issue of Better Homes & Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Caroline Arkow from Tenino Washington keeps a Pineapple paper-piecing block going on her machine and, when sewing off her chain piecing, she adds a strip to the Pineapple block instead of onto a thread bunny.
I decided to adjust her idea a little by joining scraps to make rows for a Chinese Coin Quilt at the end of my chain-stitching. This way I will be using up some of my scraps, and conserving thread at the same time.
I would love to hear your favorite sewing tips, if you would be so kind as to share them.
Happy Sewing ♥