Lately I have been working on a project involving lots and lots of 2" squares being sewn into 9 patch blocks. Even though I want a scrappy look, I do want to sew each one exactly as I put them together on the design wall.....( large piece of fabric covered Styrofoam)
The problem is that I really could not find a comfortable way to use my "design wall" at the sewing machine. Here is my solution. I simply transferred each set of squares onto regular 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper. Now I can easily bring the stack next to my machine to stitch, keeping everything in it's intended order. There are 40 blocks ready to sew just in the stack you see here.
Another idea I had this week was to create a card to have on hand for those times when I am asked "where can I see more of your work?" This way, I will have something to give out rather than searching for a scrap of paper to scribble on. I decided that I my recently doodled mouse could be mistaken for a rat...........A Quilt Rat, that is. So using my computer and a package of perforated business card blanks I created a stack of these. Now I am all set for a few of those meet the artist evenings I hope to attend this spring.