306: Mindful Crafting and Ironing vs Pressing

Join us to learn more about mindfulness in crafting and sewing, and the hot debate of ironing vs pressing fabrics!

This episode is brought to you by Ink & Arrow Fabrics and Famore Cutlery!

The quilt hanging behind us Lynn’s castle wall quilt, Coffee Is Not My Cup of Tea. It’s a free hand-piecing pattern from Mickey Depre!

Tips and links for this episode:

    • The tutorial for the hexagon pincushion caddy can be found at Penny’s Hands.
    • Enter the Pixie Dots FQ bundle giveaway! We will ship internationally.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

  • Today’s episode was brought to you by Ink & Arrow Fabrics, because fabric should be fun! Check out their Pixie Dots basics line!
  • Thanks also to our sponsor Famore Cutlery; learn how to stay sharp with their line of scissors and cutting implements.

 

Author: Pam

Share This Post On

43 Comments

  1. Perhaps a show where you answer questions that were left on previous youtube videos.

    Post a Reply
  2. Always entertaining and informative.

    Post a Reply
  3. I’d love for you to talk about how to choose a quilting pattern or anything related to hand quilting. Thanks for the show and the stitch ins!

    Post a Reply
    • Ok, so you have already talked about choosing a quilting pattern and I did watch that episode. So, hand quilting is a good topic. I guess that was a senior moment!

      Post a Reply
  4. I really enjoyed the show today! I learn things and am uplifted every time. I want to link quilting with worship and prayer more. Thanks!

    Post a Reply
  5. An interesting topic, since the new year is approaching, could be to talk about QALs and other BOMs that we can all commit to follow along the entire 2018, and then we fall off the wagon after 2 months, following the tradition of all good new year resolutions! 🙂 thanks for another fun episode and for the chance to win!

    Post a Reply
    • I love when your videos pop up in my YouTube subscription list. I never know what I want to learn or hear about until you start talking about something. Then I’m like yea, I need to know about that. Lol

      Post a Reply
  6. What do you think about pushing yourself to get out of your comfort zone with colors in quilts?

    Post a Reply
  7. Not really related to this episode. But ive been catching up on your videos since finding you guys on you tube. Anyway went to my first guild meeting last night and had a good time.

    Post a Reply
  8. I really enjoy hearing of advanced quilters/sewists who take classes on new techniques or styles of quilting. The sharing with the audience is just fantastic of known methods but also different backgrounds that all meet at one point: the sewing machine. Good times! Thanks!

    Post a Reply
  9. I have binge watched your shows. Hope to meet you in person one day.

    Post a Reply
  10. You ladies are so much fun, thanks for another great episode.

    Post a Reply
  11. As always you two are loads of fun and fountains of quilting tips. I have been trying to do mindful de-cluttering of my stash. Lynn, your handpieced quilt is amazing. I’m sure you did a lot of praying while doing it. Praying for the folks who will get my quilts is a soothing thing.

    Post a Reply
  12. Enjoyed today’s episode. Link-up parties and Facebook groups would be a fun topic to discuss – advantages of joining, which ones are popular etc.

    Post a Reply
  13. I usually lusten your epusodes in a podcast form on 1.3 speed and when I watch I always feel like life is slowing down 🙂 I love your show, and sorry for only commenting in my head so far 🙂 I’d love to hear about accurate cutting and accurate piecing.
    I love the quilt behind you! Keep up the great work!

    Post a Reply
  14. I enjoyed today’s show and the background quilt was lovely. Thank you.

    Post a Reply
  15. Just finished binge watching the last three episodes. As alway, way entertaining and enlightening. Thanks Stitch TV.

    Post a Reply
  16. How about discussing piecing quilt backs?

    Post a Reply
  17. I am watching all the shows from the beginning, while also watching the new ones. Every episode has been both entertaining and informative. Show topic ideas – if they interest you – might include buying out of print fabric online, where to look and what to expect; tips for being a good student in a class (I might have seen this in a show description but haven’t watched it yet?); talk about the design process some more, review the quilts you have designed and the inspiration for each; do another “live” episode like you did at a shop where people brought tops and you suggested how to quilt them; talk about blogs and you tubers you each follow and learn from. Thanks for doing what you love, and I look forward to whatever you want to talk about!

    Post a Reply
  18. I’d love to hear about the fun things your quilt guilds are doing. Challenges, group projects, etc.

    Post a Reply
  19. I’d love to hear what you thought about Quilt Market and Quilt Festival.

    Post a Reply
  20. Love the show! Your hand pieced quilt is amazing Lynn! Thanks for playing the audio on you podcast, Pam, that is the way I mostly listen

    Post a Reply
  21. It might be nice to talk and show a new technique, or block, each show.

    Post a Reply
  22. Always enjoy listening to you two.

    Post a Reply
  23. I would like to hear your experiences with and preferences for dupifferent types of fusible web.

    Post a Reply
  24. The pieced quilt is absolutely gorgeous.

    Post a Reply
  25. I’d love to hear you talk about piecing backs. I usually make big quilts so I buy wide backs. I volunteered to quilt a bunch of charity quilts for my guild and they are smaller (50~ x 60~)and I am paralyzed by not knowing how to piece the backs. It would be a great help to me if you could give me tips!

    Post a Reply
  26. I would like you to talk about different styles of “stash keeping’. I have only been quilting 4 years and most of what I have was purchased for specific projects. I have a lot of little pieces but not enough to pull out fabrics for a whole Bonnie Hunter quilt. How do you do it?

    Post a Reply
  27. As always fun to watch and informative too. I now have to check to shownotes as you mentioned some things I haven’t heard or seen before like a wooden iron and a strip stick. Greetings from the Netherlands

    Post a Reply
  28. So, I Knit as well as sew/ quilt and I enjoy the yarn social site, Ravelry. I’ve been looking for a similar experience in the sewing world and am exploring Textillia. Do either of you use any crafty social media (not instagram, FB, etc, but exclusively a craft)? Can you recommend any sites? Thank you both! Love your show and the way you both interact.

    Post a Reply
  29. So glad I found you on You Tube. Thank you for sharing your passion and knowledge.

    Post a Reply
  30. I am not sure if my hexi-quilt is mindfull…or if I just dont have a deadline 🙂
    I have been sewing on it for about 3 years

    Are there any tricks to doing the piano keyboard? Is it hard to do or stretchy?

    Post a Reply
    • Love Piano key borders. I use them all the time. I don’t think it is too stretchy but be careful with it. Check our our Stripper’s Knot pattern and use the piano key border on it. – Lynn

      Post a Reply
  31. Can you iron a quilt that has been quilted with invisible thread?

    Post a Reply
  32. I would love to see more of “Paming it”
    I love the shortcuts and techniques you both teach.

    Post a Reply
  33. Hi, I just discovered your show about a month ago and I am trying to catch up on all the videos. They are great to have on while I am sewing. I think I would enjoy shows about some new techniques and about some guest artists. Thank-you for your fun and educational shows.

    Post a Reply
  34. I was crawling around the floor basting a quilt while listening to your audio only version, it’s easier than running the video because I find myself stopping to watch you which is daft really because you are still just talking (but you usually wave your hands around at the same time), anyway, the segment on ironing versus pressing was a reminder to me. I know that pressing is best but sometimes I am half way through when I think ” Oh, I shouldn’t be ironing this I should be pressing or my seams will distort”…..maybe my mind has floated off to a place of Zen ?

    Post a Reply
  35. Just discovered you two today when I was searching for quilt related podcasts to listen to as I’m piecing & quilting. Have signed up for your emails & am now going to listen & watch to your earlier programs!

    Post a Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *