2-Cent Tuesday

Hello Friends, I hope you are doing well. I do apologize for missing last week’s 2-Cent Tuesday. Too much happening at the same time. But here I am today — we are less than 3 weeks before the new school year starts for my daughter. And we are busy getting things done before school starts again.

Two weeks ago, I shared with you my Farmhouse Comfort quilt in the Quilts for Autumn book.

I actually have a second quilt included in the same book, Acorn Juggling! The squirrel block looks hard, but it really isn’t.

You may purchase the book HERE.

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Meanwhile, fall is just around the corner, and I am not JUST KITTEN AROUND!

You may purchase the kit and/or paper pattern HERE.

Or you may purchase the fabrics HERE.

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And for my 2-cents today… You know how sometimes when you are trying to draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of a square for making half-square-triangle units, and the square would go wobbly a bit, and then that causes the diagonal line to go wonky? That happens to me especially when dealing with small squares…. to solve that problem, I have a mini tiny cutting mat right by my machine where I place the squares and then draw my diagonal lines. The cutting mat keeps the squares in place, and my diagonal lines accurate!

This is my mat HERE – except mine is quite well worn now! At 5″ x 8″, it is just a really nice size.

So, that’s my 2-cents for this week! It’s your turn to share your 2-cents. I hope you have a lovely rest of your summer. See you next time!

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3 thoughts on “2-Cent Tuesday

  1. Oh my, I love your Fall Quilts. And, yes, each morning when I get up I am noticing cooler temperatures. Yup, Fall is in the air. Great idea to use a small cutting mat to help stabilize fabrics when marking those “squirrely” half-square-triangle units when marking them. I have been using a well-worn sand paper appliqué board for the same purpose. It, too, works wonders. I enjoy your two-cents tips 😊

  2. Good morning,

    My 2 cents for drawing diagonal lines is to start in the center and go down and then back to the center and go up – no more wobbly squares.

    Barbara

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  3. i use a sheet of fine sandpaper glued to a piece of sturdy cardboard which really makes it impossible for the fabric square to move.

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