Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Make Your Own Decorative Stiletto

by Karen on July 3, 2012

in quilts

Have you ever thought to make your own stiletto for helping you press your seams open or to poke those corners into submission when sewing?  I saw this done some place and I haven’t a clue where (EDITED: @ 7:18 Karen L. reminded me that Bonnie Hunter had this on her site – yes that is where I remember seeing it!)– get yourself a package of poultry lacers – I found a package of eight on line for under $5.00 – only 4 inches long – they most likely come in longer sizes as well.

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You need some glue for jewelry/metal

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Some beads:

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Place small dots of glue on the metal lacer – slide a bead on it, another dot or two of glue and another bead – continue as you want.  The glue dries so fast that I held them up straight for only a minute or so and could prop them on the clothespin until they dried.

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This will be enough for every sewing box I have.   I think I am going to make up the whole package Smile it takes about 2 minutes or less to make each one and so easy to do.  Would be a nice little gift for a quilting/sewing friend wouldn’t they.

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It is amazing at times how color can be different in different lightings.  I showed this POTC block several times as I was making it, last night I took a photo of it complete and it looks a bit darker than it is.  One main difference is some of the other blocks I took the photo by laying the blocks on the carpet – this one is on the new ironing board cover for the big ironing board – makes a difference.

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I have another block laid out and ready to start on today but first I am going outside to read on the porch while it is below 90 degrees out!

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