Welcome to FAQ Friday. This is where you will find answers to questions concerning my projects, patterns, and other things you may wonder about. You can ask questions in the comment box or email them to me and I will select random topics each week to reply to here. If you want a link back to your website or blog just ask. I'll try and let you know if your question has been selected earlier in the week, or just check back here Friday for the answers if you're shy (tee hee) and don't want to post an email address. Before asking a question, check here first to see if it's already been addressed. OK, that's it! Here are this week's picks:
Q. I love your mini quilts. When in the process do you do the embroidery? On the muslin before the square is cut? After the top is pieced? Or does it matter? You've inspired me. Linda N.
A. Thank you Linda! I tend to do things off the cuff as I'm going along, but I think the best advice is to do the embroidery first. Make sure you stamp or draw your design on a piece of cloth that is larger than your embroidery hoop so it can be stretched taught as you work. Press it from behind to remove any wrinkles, and don't forget to include a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around before cutting it to the desired size.
Q. I have really enjoyed reading all your posts & looking at your photos! Such colorful creativity! So many great links too. I'm curious about the swaps you do, how do you find out about them - do you use swapbot at all? Thanks so much. Smiles, DianeM :)
A. Thank you Diane, I'm happy you're enjoying my little corner of crafty blogland! Swaps are fun but totally random with me. I've never used swapbot, or join groups anymore. I've had to find a balance by setting priorities and time limits for certain things, and tend to connect with blog pals individually if there's a shared interest in something.