Some Cute Patterns

 

Vintage Caravan Sewing Machine Cover

sewing-machine-coverThere are many sewing machine covers out there, but I’ve come across a really cute one. It ‘s a vintage caravan trailer! The woman who designed this pattern has done a wonderful job working on her details. She explains how she wanted to give this pattern away on Etsy, but “Etsy doesn’t let you do that.” But she has the entire pattern written on her website. Check it out and see it, even if your not interested in making a sewing machine cover, she’s done a wonderfully detailed  job! http://tinyurl.com/znk3d6o

Quilt Museums Across the USA

Lindsey Conner has written a lovely article for Craftsy about all the different Quilt Museums across the USA. The article explains exactly what is in a quilt museum and what is offered in some of them. She gives an accurate explanation about the top Quilt Museums along with addresses and hours. This is handy to keep if you are planning a trip. http://tinyurl.com/hz5po99

Creative Grid Turbo 4 Patch Ruler

Creative Grid has come out with a real nifty ruler that isn’t limited to one size block. It helps make a 4 patch from a size 2 1/2 to a 4 1/2 size block in a real neat way. Seams I always remembered Creative Grid rulers being yellow and I didn’t like them very much, but recently I purchased a 9 inch square and was I impressed. I didn’t need to put anything on the black for sliding, it was clear and well marked. When I heard about this new ruler, I was anxious to see how it worked. I watched the video and thought I was watching a Missouri Star tip video! I like the way they made their 4 patch and I like the way the ruler is marked. I think this is going to be one I add to my collection. Here is the small YouTube video for you to see for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8y0G8aoWUg

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Another Great Ruler…

I love the look of curved corners on projects. However I hate searching my cupboard for the perfect curve. Plus, using a plate can make using a rotary quite difficult. Then I found this corner tool from Creative Grids.  Creative Grids says, “Use the Curved Corner Cutter to create round corners on any of your projects. Choose curves with a radius of 1-1/2; 2; or 3 inches. Each curve features black 45 and 90 degree markings. Or, mark a scalloped border. cgrccc

The tool slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Then, our exclusive gripper holds the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts!”

Computer Backups!

Those who know me personally know I’m a big believer of backing up your computer and even taught many of them how to backup their computer! Well, my laptop slid off my lap the other day and the screen became many colors of the rainbow and a large black streak! I nearly, well I think I did, cry! 

So, I made the trip to Costco, purchased a new laptop, plugged an external monitor into my laptop and plugged my backup drive into my new laptop and proceeded to get ready to restore my backup! Well, wasn’t I surprised when my last backup was sometime in January of 16! What, I hear this thing running all the time constantly running a backup! Nope! That’s it!

So, my lesson  to everyone is, set your backup drive to run a constant backup, but CHECK the drive often to make sure it’s really do it’s job! I certainly have learned this lesson the hard way and don’t want any of you to learn it my way!!!

Have a wonderful weekend as the leaves start to change and there is a slight nip in the air.

Enjoy everyday, as we love to create, no matter who likes it or doesn’t, we loved making it for them!

Cathy ;-D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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