Tuesday, July 08, 2008


It's scorching here people, hope you're cooler where you are. Heat advisory, Spare the Air and Flex Power alert here in our neck of the woods. Temps at their highest should be around 106. Yesterday my car said it was 108 when I headed out to the market. Holy. Cow.
Been busy with the stunt sewing, part of it was machine quilting and lets just say this isn't my genius area. But I do what I can.
I use the Quilting Made Easy adhesive border paper. I love it and it works really well for me. I'm not confident in my machine quilting and this stuff helps me out.

Cables are a fav with my celebrity, so I use it a lot. Best part, no marking. I have a lot of marking tools but on print fabric its hard to get a nice sewing line. So that' s it for today peeps. Keep cool....


Blogger Natalie said...

"Quilting Made Easy?!" Like an answer to a prayer! I posted recently about wanting to QUIT hand quilting. My fingers hurt and it is so s l o w... but I Have little or no experience on a machine... blah, blah, blah....
Now you've have opened a new door and given me hope! Thank you x 1,000,000.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I got that fabric for my birthday and I'm sewing with that American Jane hexagon pattern. Its so lovely. Its great fabric. I'm sure yours will be really cute.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Does it make you feel any better to know that it's been over 110 around here?

When do we get to see the whole thing? Love, love the dots.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- we're practically freezing here in the midwest by comparison and we're just waiting for a tornado warning to expire. Your little peek looks awesome -- yay for AC to keep you cool inside and quilting!!!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Simply This That and the Other... said...

way cool! SO glad you posted about this Quilting Made Easy. My quilting friend and I were just talking about it. We saw an ad in a magazine, and were wondering if it really was good stuff, worked, yah dah, yah dah. Cool! Perfect timing. Sorry it's so hot. 106 is a bit much. I saw it's 112 in Vegas today! Yikes! I'm just happy to have SUNSHINE! We've had so LITTLE of it this year. Cheerio!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Happy Zombie said...

I've been cleaning my house (yes, really), and workin' up a sweat, thinkin'... dang it's hot! And then I read this post and clicked on my weather widget collection... I'm supposed to climb to a whopping 74, but then saw WC was supposed to climb to 108. Um. I'm not so hot any more! Sending cooler air your way!

Love your QME show n tell. Hmmm.... I may have to try this. Pretty much what Natalie said goes for me too.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous cindy said...

I love that paper, too! It's the only way I can do cables

12:48 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

oooo....I am enjoying winter here....cold and wet..so nice to say "wet"...and hoping for more rain....I am a winter girl and am not looking forward to those hot summer temps.....that quilting looks good....hang in there....keep cool!

2:47 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

Yes, that paper is wonderful! Can't wait to see what you've done! It's hot over the hill here, also. I'm going to stay in the rest of the day and look at quilt magazines and pretend I'm on the Oregon coast!

Ta Ta!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Mary Anne said...

WOW !!! 106 !!! Did you try to fry an egg on your driveway??? I thought it was bad here in Pa at 88 and HUMID !!! (that humidity just totally does me in ... cranky and tired ... that's me!!)

Anyhow .... that quilt you're working on looks REALLY CUTE !!! Love the fabrics and the cuteness of the applique pattern ... can't wait to see the whole thing! AND, thanks for the tip on making machine quilting easier .... I've thought about trying that preprinted stuff a few times ... now I think I'll actually do it!

7:12 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I have used the paper before but found it difficult to pull off when I was done and got tired of picking all the left over bits off...do you have this problem? Thanks www.therunningquilter.blogspot.com

8:42 PM  
Blogger jen duncan said...

Hey! Thanks for the tip for machine quilting. I need to get some of that. I'm quite warm at 70 degrees up here in Northern CA today. Was down in the San Joaquin valley last week and got to experience the 100+ weather. NO THANKS! I just don't think I could go back to that again! Hang in there Pam.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Those borders look really cool. I'll have to try that some time. BTW - It's 112 here. Yuk

6:40 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Come on down to Salinas, it only got up to 80 yesterday! The fog blew back in this morning, so it should be even cooler today. I have the iced tea ready.

6:37 AM  
Blogger tina said...

All I can say is that I do not want to check in here and see that you are sitting there trying to beat the horrendous heat by quilting in your undies. If you do decide on this route my dear, you must keep this to yourself! :)

And don't pin into your bra, it could hurt!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Where can I get some of that paper? I made my first small quilt this weekend *will post soon* and did random machine quilting. Fun, but I really had no idea what I was doing. Very random.


10:16 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Can't wait to see this quilt when it is done. I just made one out of the jelly roll of these fabrics and am paying someone to quilt it. One of these days I will get brave enough to try my hand at something more than stitch in the ditch!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Stunt sewing! You kill me!!

10:29 AM  
Blogger WENDYQME said...

Hello, this is the first time I have read a blog or posted on one! A customer and also Bunny from Away in the Woods and The Quilt Show told me about it. I now have it saved as a favorite! I just wanted to let Wendy(love that name)know that she may have had problems removing the paper if her stitching was too tight. A stitch length of 8-10 stitches /inch works best-I set my Bernina to 2.5-3. Not the same as paper piecing.To remove the paper, hold your pointer finger on the stitches, so the stitching won't be comprimised, then tear away with your other hand. The paper should tear away neatly where the needle perforated the pattern. There will usually be some flecks of paper left under the stitching but they can be easily removed by scratching away with your finger or use some sharp tweezers. I can be contacted at info@quiltingmadeeasy.com if you have any questions. Sorry to be so wordy-Pam I really enjoyed reading your blog! Wendy from Quilting Made Easy

8:01 AM  

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