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  1. Kathryn says:

    Great achievements this past week. Rudy looks good, I guess maybe she patterned his nose large because his nose is meant to shine out! Your open seams look good, you are almost pushing me along to do it, maybe I will on my next scrappy one, although I actually find it harder to nest the seams when they are open!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Kathryn,
      I understand what you mean about the nesting seams. I recall pinning when doing clothes construction – a skirt in junior high – and it was actually matching up the stitches of each piece. Whatever floats your boat – I’m not totally convinced yet. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Christine says:

    Wow what a list to have completed! Way to go! Yay for getting your fabric in from Oshkosh. Woo hoo!!

    I always press my seams open with quilting, unless I’m doing paper piecing and am forced to press them to the side. I just love how they lay flatter and I don’t have any “seam bumps” when quilting. I am still searching for a good iron. I am using a Rowenta now, but still have to spray a tiny mist of Best Press over the block and then press for them to get super flat.

    I can’t wait to see the finished stocking, I love that fabric! The animal panels on the baby cute are so adorable too.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Christine! Having enough of the RIGHT fabric is just great. And so is pressing the seams open it seams (couldn’t help it!). I really like how the blocks look so far. I have heard great things about Best Press . . . but haven’t succumbed yet. I just may have to. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. You have been so busy, I keep meaning to make some of those microwave cosies, such a greasy idea. I hate buying irons, I bought one recently online, great reviews, all the features I wanted, it was mainly the auto switch off I wanted, it came and, I hate it, to cumbersome, too heavy, I ended up giving it away. I will be buying my next one from a shop. So I’m still carrying my only iron up and down the stairs between the kitchen and sewing room, sigh!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Kate,
      I did update my cozy tutorial since I’m in the midst of making them – I had to include some pictures with the laser light. Plus, no marking of the lines makes it go so much quicker. Uggggg, irons. I hate to even think about finding a new one. Waaaa. At least the Black Friday sales are coming up! I can get one cheaper than usual, and I don’t those are ‘hot’ items so to speak. HAHA! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. I love GG’s quilt. It looks so happy. Cannot wait to see how the stockings come out. I know they will be beautiful.

  5. Sounds like a successful week! Lots to do and lots got done! Great job!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Nancy,
      I hate to say I was hoping for bad weather, but it sure didn’t hurt. HAHA – I am thankful it wasn’t snow. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Shannon says:

    A good iron is hard to come by. Mine kept breaking so I switched to a cheap $15 one from walmart. It doesn’t get as hot as I would like though. But at lease when it breaks I can afford to replace it.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Shannon,
      Who would have ever thought that a good iron was so difficult to come by?!! I like how you think – $15 sounds like a fabulous price to me. I can get 13 (!!) of them before they equal the cost of that darn yellow one. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. I love using my mini steam fast iron and the strip stick to press seams open-http://www.thestripstick.com/. I love my Rowenta for normal usuage, however that said, they don’t tend to last too long for one reason or another. But I am pretty hard on my irons as they stay on a lot of every day. You know I have never made a bowl cozy! I really need to get on that as I could use one.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Vicki!
      My friend Carol told me I needed the strip stick a LONG time ago. I was stupid and didn’t get one. I wish I had it now!! Thanks for reminding me the name of it – all weekend I was saying I wish I had that wooden stick thingy. It’s hard to search for an item when you don’t know the name!! I think when your shows slow down, you have to make a cozy. I NEED to update my mini tutorial on making them – the laser light means no-none-nada-zippo marking. SO much quicker. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. My oh my you were busy! Way to go for making sure that Dominic receives a baby quilt. Good luck with your search for a new iron. Wondering what you think of pressing your seams open. 🙂

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Cindy,
      I do lean toward thinking pressing the seams open are more accurate. It is a PIA with this iron mostly because I like all my digits and do not enjoy burning them. The piecing went together PERFECTLY – every single thing matched up. I think every thing else was equal – same thread as always, same presser foot, same needle setting. I didn’t shorten the stitch length when I remembered to do so. Thanks for asking! I will keep up the experiment for a bit longer. ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Ellen Ison says:

    Hi gals, we go through alot of irons for various reasons, but one that is a real work horse is our black + decker quick press. It heats up fast and gives us great steam. I also keep my clover mini iron by my sewing area when I want to press seams open. It really gets in there.
    Happy Quilting!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Ellen,
      Just what I need! Exact brand names and why you like them – perfect. I appreciate the recommendation. I am SO disgusted with the yellow one I have – not saying their name because I can’t remember it (HAHA) and they don’t deserve a mention. ~smile~ Roseanne

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