I always have a stack of quilt sandwiches of various sizes sitting by my sewing machine.
I use them for warm up exercises, to try new motif ideas and sometimes to create small quilts.
The sandwiches range in size from 10 inch layer cake squares to 44 inch square.
I LOVE having these practice square at the ready. When I have a few minutes between loads of laundry or when I should be dusting, I can stitch (instead of scrolling my phone!).
Most of the practice sandwiches are throw aways. I cut out the motifs that are nice (if you’ve ordered a book from me recently–you probably received one!) and I throw the rest of the sandwich away.
But sometimes…the small practice pieces become favorites.
My quick tip today: Create a stack of quilt sandwiches in a variety of sizes. When inspiration strikes (like tomorrow’s Ridiculous Rooster tutorial) or last week’s Silly Bird tutorial...YOU will be ready to stitch!
What about YOU?
Do YOU have a stack of practice sandwiches?
Do YOU keep a doodle pad near you at all times?
Do YOU have a Machine Quilting Quick Tip you’d like to share?
We’d LOVE to hear!
May YOU have fifteen minutes to stitch today!
PS…There are more Spring Clean Studios ready to tour! (See my CLEAN studio HERE)
April 23 – Lori Crawley Kennedy – http://lorikennedyquilts.com/
April 24 – Jennifer Thomas – http://curlicuecreations.blogspot.com
April 25 – Robin Koehler – http://nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com
April 26 – Andi Barney- https://www.andibarney.com/
April 27 – Misty Cole – http://www.mistycole.com/blog
April 28 – Carolina Moore- http://alwaysexpectmoore.com/
April 29 – Heather Pregger – https://heatherquilts.blogspot.com/
April 30 – Linda Bratten – https://lindabcreative.blogspot.com/