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Makin' it up on a Wednesday

Updated: Feb 24, 2021

My main sewing machine just stopped sewing a couple of weeks ago. It has been in for service and I picked it up yesterday. I'm so glad to have her back! Has it slowed me down? No! I have my daughter's machine to use and my featherweight, but it's like driving a different car. It can get you there, but it isn't the same.

So, I plan to have a great day of catching up on some projects that I only wanted to sew on this machine. My Wanda top (GE Quilt Designs) will be put together, I have a charity quilt to trim and bind, and I have another GE designs pattern, Harmony, to finish up and get off my design wall. Then I have to prepare for a virtual retreat this weekend with my guild. I know it sounds like a lot, but it will go fast and isn't as ambitious as it sounds. At least, that's what I tell myself.

Before I get off my computer I want to order a flannel sheet to cover my design wall. My design wall has been an experiment to see what I like for a surface. It's two insulation boards hung on the wall with command strips. One board is covered in a very thin fleece. The other is covered in a cheap polyester batting. The fleece (black) side is pretty good. I can stick blocks up there and they'll stay put. You can see it in the pictures above; Harmony is on that side. The batting side is terrible. Nothing sticks for more than a moment and I hate having to pin up my blocks. So, I'm going to go with an inexpensive flannel sheet and cover the whole thing with the same stuff. My friends have said flannel works really well for them. Plus it can be taken down and washed if necessary, and if there are too many threads you can use a lint roller on it. I'll let you know how that little experiment goes.

That's it for today! Stay safe, warm, and healthy out there!

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