Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Marking

I've been working on my quilt for the Lecien booth, and I'm really happy about it. Flower Sugar is so cheery this time, it's happy to sew with. In this quilt I use connector squares, those sew and flip units that I love so much. I like to mark mine.. what about you? I have used tape on my sewing machine bed, the eyeball-ball it method and also The Angler. (Nicole does a nice review of the Angler 2 here.) But I keep going back to pencil and ruler. It just works for me.

Elizabeth really liked the design, and she is working on one for her booth as well. Yesterday I worked on the units for her, she packed up a nice kit for me. I love it when she does this, the kit is like a little present.


Nice and tidy. It was a sit and sew kind of morning.. and when it was over, I packed it up and brought it back to her. It's a quick quilt to make.

Have you been over to Elizabeth's blog? She's showing off one of my latest bag patterns all made up in Red Rose Farm. It's super cute, even if I do say so myself.

Ok you peeps have a good day. It's back to the sewing machine for me. xo

18 Comments:

Blogger Darlene said...

Many would say AAACCCCKKKK but I really prefer a ruler and pencil, too. Works for me!

8:07 AM  
Blogger dokiquilts said...

lucky you--to be surrounded by such beautiful fabrics! flower sugar is my all-time favorite lines and elizabeth's new one looks beautiful. lucky lucky lucky!!!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Oh, I'm in good company...ruler and pencil is my fav too...I'll use the angler if I have a lot and am in a big hurry...but the pencil line is soo much more accurate for me!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

love little kits like that. I'm off to see your bag. I see Red Rose Farm is at FQS.

8:33 AM  
Blogger ferne said...

I like the pencil line myself. I did so many one time though that I was able to eyeball it and I did a great job, but that was on 2 inch squares and I was very nervous at first.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Sometimes low tech is the way to go! lol
Love that Lecien fabric.

8:47 AM  
OpenID Kelly said...

Wow Pam - it seems like you are cranking away there! Go Pam, go! I am going to try to channel some of your good productivity vibes. ;-)

8:51 AM  
Blogger Sinta Renee said...

I like to just press mine to get the line. It's faster for me... but accurate also. So, your purse- it is adorable Pam! So sweet and romantic- I love it!!!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Elizabeth is such a sweetie. Yes I love to read her blog too. You gals are always an inspiration. Thank you for being so generous in sharing, even if it is just little bits :-)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

I love the flower sugar line. Wooden Gate quilts now has it in stock!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Katie @ Sew Many Mamas said...

I love your bag pattern! It is adorable. I should always use a pencil, but sometimes, on quick little projects for myself, I have to admit, I am an eye-baller.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

When I draw the line I use one of those Cute Emery boards, I got a bunch when I was a Sew Expo... The emery board doesn't slip like a ruler can. I press them too, either way they aren't my favorite.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Annette said...

Wow, your bag is gorgeous!! I couldn't stop looking at it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you created with your kit.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

**swooning over your fabrics...***

I peeked over at Elizabeth's and LOOOOOOOVE that bag!! What a great job and so cute!

Cannot wait to see you two tomorrow!

xo
becky

ps: i like your mug!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

It's even more like a present when it comes back to me with the triangles added. I'm a pencil girl myself, but am really gonna try the emery board idea.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Yep, that's a pretty cute bag! Have fun sewing!

6:04 PM  
Blogger schmidt1016 said...

Have you ever tried Clearly Perfect Angles by New Leaf Stitches? It's a vinyl cling-type of thing that sticks to your machine table or bed. It doesn't have to be taped down, and it is almost completely flush with the sewing machine. Your fabric glides right over it. I like mine a lot.
Leslie S. in MN
esclante[at]comcast[dot]net

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

Candace sent me to your blog. She thought you needed to know about Marin and Colusa's Stitching Lines for making those HST's. No marking needed and speeds up production. Works like a dream!
www.marinandcolusa.com/stitching-lines

9:30 AM  

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