Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday Tips

Its Fair Day.  Time to make sure the quilts are clean and pet hair free.  I will be delivering six quilts to the Marshall-Putnam County Fair today.  So I pulled them out of storage from my last speaking engagement.  I then go over them with a lint roller.  I also pull out my entry sheet and make notes on post-it notes.  I put a post-it note on each quilt of what class number it was entered in.  This just makes it very easy when you arrive at check in at the fairgrounds.

The rules of the fair state that you must cover your quilt label.  So I measured the center of each quilt label where the writing appears, cut a piece of dark fabric the size of the label center and whip stitched the dark fabric over the label's writing.

Covering label keeps things fair and impartial.
Tips for today. 
 1.  Make sure your quilts are clean and neat, ready to be shown.  Each quilt has a hanging sleeve.
2.  Read the rules and directions carefully. 
3.  Cover label info with a piece of dark fabric, if required.
4.  Have fun showing your quilts!
Tomorrow I will be traveling to Fulton, IL, to teach Basic Beginning Machine Quilting on your domestic machine at Susan's Calico Creations.
Today I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River.
Yours in quilting,