Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Still working on kits.......

I'm still cutting.....  my old white cutting mat, 35 years old has so many grooves in it that it isn't accurate so I lay an Olfa mat on top.  The Olfa mats are more cushioned too.  Speaking of cushions, you can see the edge of the puzzle piece mats that I stand on while cutting.  It has really helped a lot.  I have them in front of the ironing table too.  I have one more batch of fabric to press and cut and then sorting into kits is all that is left.

When I go to Sitemeter, it tells me how many people visit my blog.  I can also go to Referrals and it tells me where people came from to see my blog.  Yesterday there was a huge amount of people coming from Pinterest and from one blog post.  I don't know who has alerted everyone to it but they couldn't have all found it on their own in such a short period of time. It is the post about value, how to sort your fabrics, determining what is light, medium, or dark.  Here is a link if you are interested.

14 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

I saw it on Pinterst. I thought it would bring more views to the blog that way. I'm sure you are using your hand and shoulder muscles more doing all this cutting. Chris

Debbie said...

That could have been me.....I pinned and printed that post on color and value. I wanted a copy of it for my quilt journal to reference. Good information is hard to find, but I always look to you for color and value.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Thanks for the link to the value post. That was before I started following you, so I missed such a valuable lesson!

Lostinspace said...

Ditto re before I started following you. Went to the link and put it straight on my Quilting and Other Tutorials page. Really love the method mostly because I could manage to do that!

Hedy Hahn said...

Thank you for the link on value. It is clear and concise and I think I better print it out so I will have it in my quilt book.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you sure put a lot of work into those kits! great tip on putting a newer cutting mat on top of the old one. I really need to invest money into new mats - I have a big white one like that it is so scored up I really need to stop using it!

Needled Mom said...

Those floor mats are invaluable. I use those gel cushions in my kitchen as well as in the sewing area.

I have found that the Olfa mats are much better than the others. They seem to give me better cuts. I finally replaced mine last year and it made such a difference.

JJM said...

As usual your orderly progress for assembling your kits is precision. I do not know how you are still able to do all that cutting. My arms get sore just thinking about it. And I know you have done it for more years than anyone realizes.

JJM

Muddling Through said...

That is a LOT of cutting! I use those floor mats, too, and they are a lifesaver, or maybe I should say legsaver!

Charlotta said...

I use the same cushioning mats, they're great; and I never cut a fraction of what you're doing! What ends up hurting is my back before anything else.
I know you'll be relieved when you've finished these kits!

marcy said...

Wanda, I would love to know how I can purchase the kit you are cutting! I love those colors and fabrics! Please let us know. Thanks!

Ramona said...

That was a great lesson on value separation and really helped a lot. Thanks so much.

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Marly said...

I missed this post as I was away at the time and am only now catching up. I read your blog, but don't often comment. Now I thought I must thank you for all the inspirational information on colour and especially the post you linked to here. Thank you for sharing your processes so freely.