It’s fall and except for a couple of days of severe deadheading, winterizing the Coleman and stacking wood pellets, the outside chores are about finished for the year.
It’s time to move into my sewing room where a few weeks ago I started two small quilts. In each row I embroidered a block using my Brother Embroidery PE770. For a person who likes to sew, an embroidery machine is like having the best toy in town.
But, each embroidery piece differs in size and color and you need to be able to step back and look at them in order to move them around. For this, I needed a quilting board.
After a few minutes on Pinterest, I found out how different people have built a variety of quilting boards. I decided for now all I needed was a small one so I could evaluate how much I use it before making a big one that I’ll have to store.
So, off to the barn I went to grab a bag of styrofoam I knew was there. On the way back I picked up the white duct tape and a utility knife. I moved the pieces around like a puzzle on my kitchen island, got them where I wanted them, trimmed a couple edges, and taped them together with the duct tape.
Then I went to my fabric stash for a piece of off white felt left over from a project. I used sewing pins like you would upholstery tacks to hold the felt on the board in case I decide to repurpose it again in the future.
For $0 I now have a small quilting board. Ah, repurposing it is a good thing.
Hope your week is filled with things that make you happy. 🙂