By making 2 marks on the side of your thumb, and moving your thumb along as you work, you have a built in gauge for exact stitch length, without marking up your fabric. Genius, right?  PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT MY THUMB NOR MY IDEA. This anonymous thumb is perhaps the most intelligent thumb in all of history.

By making 2 marks on the side of your thumb, and moving your thumb along as you work, you have a built in gauge for exact stitch length, without marking up your fabric. Genius, right? PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT MY THUMB NOR MY IDEA. This anonymous thumb is perhaps the most intelligent thumb in all of history.

DIY magnetic pin dish ~~It needs to have a bit of a lip around the edge so that pins can't be bumped off the dish and have a little ridge on the bottom so that it would still sit flat after magnets are glued on. She used two neodymium magnets purchased at a craft store.

DIY magnetic pin dish ~~It needs to have a bit of a lip around the edge so that pins can't be bumped off the dish and have a little ridge on the bottom so that it would still sit flat after magnets are glued on. She used two neodymium magnets purchased at a craft store.

I use these clips to hold the binding when I am hand sewing the binding to a quilt. It works great!

Tailor tricks

I use these clips to hold the binding when I am hand sewing the binding to a quilt. It works great!

how to sew a perfect teeny narrow hem- Wish I had known this secret ages ago!!

how to sew a perfect teeny narrow hem- Wish I had known this secret ages ago!!

Use mini clothespins when sewing piping. I love this idea!!

7 Time-Saving Sewing Tricks

Family Home and Life: Vinyl Sewing Tip:  Cover the foot with painters tape.  I have used tissue paper over the vinyl.

Family Home and Life: Vinyl Sewing Tip: Cover the foot with painters tape. I have used tissue paper over the vinyl.

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