Clever New Idea for Quilters, Update, Yet Again

I was really surprised and happy to see that my hint is now in print!  Guess you can’t keep a good hint down!  It is now in Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Magazine, page 8 in the May June 2012 issue!  WOW! 

Do you remember when I first posted this, almost a year ago?  Well, guess what?  Fons and Porter contacted me last month and they are going to use this on their tips section on TV!  It will be on episode 1810 and should be on sometime this fall.  I tried looking for it on the website but it’s not up yet, not until after they air the show!  I will go ahead and tape it and provide a link when it airs!  What a blast! 

I recently had a great idea on how to recycle the gum dispensers!  You take the dispenser when it is empty, screw the top off and then you have an empty container ready to be filled with your yardage of rick-a-rack, lace, binding, etc.  Then when you are ready to use it, you open the small slot and pull through the amount that you need to use to finish your project.  It keeps your binding clean and tidy and right at hand!

PS:  I sent a copy to Fons & Porter.  Maybe they will share it on TV and I can win a free subscription! 

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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