Sunday was really and truly a lazy day for me – I read a whole book – (Joe Pickett series #16 C.J. Box) (I have not read them all and assume they are stand alone as this one did not seem to need anything to get into it – I do believe I have read one or two others) I do that sometimes but usually I stop and sew some too, but instead yesterday other than basting some hexies I read. I baste 7 hexies – 6 the same color and then one for the center and I clip them together – I will look at my thread cabinet and pick out a matching thread and put it in the box and get busy stitching.
This morning Tumalo Trails was right where I left it Saturday afternoon hanging over a chair – back to work on it today. (the sewing room walls & ceiling will be like this – ceiling done & working on the walls – also a ceiling fan is in place and some of the track lighting with daylight led bulbs – lots of varnish still to be done, some of the lighting, all of the floor plus numerous other things – the room was about gutted). I am linking to MCM#79 Cooking Up Quilts, Em’s Scrap Bag and Love, Laugh, Quilt.
Now for some questions??
Has anyone used a flannel design wall that has a grid marked on it. I have been looking for new flannel to make my design wall again when I get the sewing room back and while I was looking I saw that Kaffe Fasset has a gray grid flannel for making a design wall. Has anyone used this and how did you like it? If you haven’t used it but you have used a different one how did you like it. I saw that Fons and Porter has one but it doesn’t have good reviews from what I saw – one side is plastic and it has grommets at the top that you hook to a wall and eventually could become loose I guess from the weight of quilts the reviews also said that the quilt blocks didn’t stick well to it after just a couple months. The Kaffe flannel grid comes in yardage that is 44 inches wide so you can buy what you want to make the size wall that you want to make. I like that it is in gray as when you are making quilts with a neutral background it would show up better. And I use a lot of neutral backgrounds. I will be making my wall the same as I did last time (and in the same place – the whole back wall will be a design wall as before) with the flannel wrapped and taped in place around insulation boards which are about 3/4 inch thick – this makes a good surface so you can pin in place if you want to leave something on the wall for a good time and have a fun running in the room – the pieces won’t blow off. The Kaffe flannel is on the Missouri Star Quilt Company site and maybe others.
Another question for the new sewing room – I am going to have a new cutting table and I need a new large mat – I want a mat that will be about 28-30 x 36 to 40 inches – anyone have a recommendation on a site to order from that has a good mat – would prefer self-healing so it won’t have a bunch of score marks.
Another thing I wanted to ask before I forget is how many of you are using Instagram? How do you like it? I am trying it out and you can find me at karenquiltsetc – I just got started so not much there but would like to follow you if you are on it so let me know. I do not plan on being on it constantly – maybe try to post something once a day if that – I am learning my way around it and no little about it at this point and do not know if I will stick with it.