Sunday, November 8, 2015

Podunk Pickin's #12

Hey quilting buddies!  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Podunk Pickin's. This will be a quick post, today I've chicken broth to can in the pressure cooker and then hopefully a little sewing time.   It seems I'm only in the Studio long enough to make a mess these days.  So earlier in the week I was trying to organize and straighten up the mess.  Remember all the pinks squares I cut?  If not you can see them here.  And an iffy pattern tutorial for them here.  They were still everywhere due to my lack of design boards to put them on.  So I needed a way to keep the organized in the nice little sorted stacks.  Here is my solution.


 Good ole cheap adding machine paper  that can still be purchased at Wal-Mart.  I use the tape a lot when designing quilt border quilting. Here's a tutorial for using it when marking the dreaded crosshatching
My little stacks can be left separate, in order and neatly tucked away until I need them. 


Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I cleaned  up that mess, I made another.  So much to do and so little time.  One of the things on the to-do list is finish my design boards.   Another tip!  If you use cardboard for making design boards you can sew on the binding with a heavy duty jean needle.  I used the cardboard box that Mr. Podunk's new recliner was delivered in.  Good use for an old rotary cutting blade.


Gotta run, the chicken broth is ready!  Looking forward to seeing what you gals link up this week!  Remember you can link up one tutorial or tip, new or old, just as long as it's sewing or quilting related.  By linking up your entered in the giveaway at the end of the month.  Each week  you link up is one entry.  There may be other ways to enter as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week.  Make sure you check out at least one or two other links, everyone loves visitors to their blogs, and comments.   If you click on the Podunk Pickin's  picture in the sidebar, It'll take you to all past Podunk Pickin's Linky Parties.  Of course feel free to add this picture with a link to your blog sidebar...wink, wink...no pressure.


~ Lea Anne ~


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10 comments:

  1. I would never have thought of that-thanks for the tip!

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  2. i really need to make some design boards, my cats like to scramble my pieces.

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  3. What a neat little trick; love those organizing tips! I checked out the link for marking cross-hatching and wanted to say thank you for adding that link. I did a little cross-hatching a while back and found my markings weren't the best. This is a great idea. :)

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  4. You are SO smart! Thanks for everything you share! XO

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  5. I put design boards on my Christmas list so my kids can make me some. In fact, my mom saw some and wants some too. So now they have to make twice as many.

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  6. Love your organizing tips! You shared everything I wanted. Thanks!

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  7. Thanks for the tip on using cardboard for the design boards - I'll give that a try next time I get my hands on some - thanks :)

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  8. Love all your tips, how is your mother dear?

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  9. What a great way to keep all those pieces together. Thanks for the tip.

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