Dec 7, 2014

Winner and answers

Greetings!  I had sun today for the first time since ????  I first want to answer a few questions about my last post. The linen thread I remove is never on the sewing line, it's 1/4" to 1/2" away from where I want the seam.  I use that line as a guide for the edge of my wide presser foot to follow.  When it's folded back to see and center the fabric beneath, the glue stick is on the outside edge of that line so the needle is not near it, not going through it or picking up any glue.  The glue is easily removed with a wet cloth but I don't even bother.  It's just a basting stick to temporarily hold fabric, better than pins.  No more surprises when I look at the back side which is great for careless sewers like me.  As for the fusible, I've done several that were wonky because the linen was a little stretched in places so I had to heat it again, remove, and start over.  Fusing after the thread is pulled allows me to square it and the edges of the interfacing can follow the lines making sure it will be running true.   Hope this answers your questions. 
 
It took quite a while to enter all the names.  Random chose Anonymous Dawn in Georgia as the winner of my Christmas giveaway.  Congrats Dawn!  Choose the shop you prefer and please send me your email address and name for the certificate.



 
And just in case you've wondered....yes, you can fit two tuxedos in a Land's End box.
Hope your week starts with a smile.
Thanks to all for participating!
 
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16 comments:

Robin said...

What a sweet picture of tuxedos! Love the picture of the lit tree!
Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway!

Robin in Virginia

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Dawn! Love the two kitties, I love my guy too, tuxedos are the best kitties and so much personality.

Debbie

Blessings in the Country said...

Your tree is so pretty. I love your box of tuxedo cats!

Congrats Dawn!

Merry Christmas!
Jessica

Mouse said...

awww love the tree and the cats made me giggle .. how is that if one finds the perfect spot the others have to oust them out to get it ....lol
congrats to Dawn and hope she has a fab time choosing her goodies :) love mouse xxxxx

Beauty Bonnet said...

haha love the two tuxedos!

Truus said...

Congratulations to Dawn.
Love the picture of the box with the kitties-never heard of tuxedo cats.
Hope you will have good news about your sister.
greetings,Truus from the Netherlands

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! :) Your kitties...so darling!

Vickie said...

Love your tree. Bud and Nitzy, what a pair!

LaNelle said...

Picture perfect...tree & kitties! Blessings to you & sister...

Earlene L. said...

Perfect tree and ADORBLE CATS, they look so content!!!!!

Primitive Stars said...

Congrats to Dawn....I adore that tree, love the look. Sweet Kitty's in a box, :) Blessings Francine.

gracie said...

Great directions to your backing method. Those two kitties are adorable! Love the tree...

Mary said...

I had not scrolled down to photo...but saw "yes you can fit two tuxedos in a box" and thought good grief what is "she' doing now. Funny.....

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Great advice ... Thanks, and your tree is simple and beautiful. Nitsy and Bud are awesome too...how sweet they are.

Peace to all,
Barb

Merry Wind Farm said...

Congrats to Dawn! What a cute cat picture, I'm sure you had to be quick to get them looking at you.

Maggee said...

I really like your instructions for the finish... IF I ever do one... I know where to look! Such cute kitties...Congrats to Dawn!

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