My current work in progress.
Podunk Pickin's is all about sharing your tutorials and tips that are sewing or quilting related. My tip this week is "get out of your comfort zone". This could mean many things. If you find yourself giving excuses of why you can't do this or that, then you are limiting yourself. When I bought my BHQ above I told myself I can't quilt like the gals with $30,000 machines. And you know what I couldn't. But one day I made up my mind... I was going to make amazing quilts with my what some called "junk" machine. And I made the quilt below, Summer Romance. You can see more of it here. Not bad for a frame quilting machine that is consider a hunk of junk in the quilting community. It took many months of online research about "Issues" that would arise while using my BHQ. Many of the tips were from gals who owned the expensive machine. The same rules apply to cheap machines or your domestic machine. And I know what your thinking, you think I was artistic long before quilting. NOPE! Stick men were about all I could manage. This transformation didn't happen overnight. It took months, not years, to train my brain and muscles. Practicing every day on paper, dry erase boards, doodling while on the phone. So get out of that comfort zone, try some applique, or paper piecing, maybe some miniature piecing, whatever it is that you wish you could do. The first step in getting anywhere is seeing your destination.
Do you have a tip or tutorial you like to share? If so link up below. Beverly@44thStreetFabrics Etsy shop has graciously sponsored this months Podunk Pickin's Giveaway with this adorable bundle of Santa Express. If you love it and need it right now I know the feeling! You can purchase it at her Etsy shop here.
You can also find out about new sales and giveaways for her shop by following her blog 44th Street Fabrics. I'll let you in on a little secret...She lowered the prices!
There's been several ways during the month of October to win this bundle, so go back to the previous post and enter. The link ups are closed but you can still enter by following the instructions for the other entry options for that week. Just click on the Podunk Pickin's image in my sidebar to find all the posts.
The rules to enter this week are simple. One entry for each of the following.
- Link up below, any quilting or sewing tip or tutorial from your blog or other social media. Please only one link per week.
- Follow 44th Street Fabrics on Instagram. <---click there. By following you'll be entered to win her Instagram giveaway for 3 charm packs of Hello Darling by Bonnie and Camille. Of course you'll need to come back here and let me know your a follower of 44th Street Fabrics on Instagram.