Wednesday, 20 November 2013

A Published... Tip!

I have always liked American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and have been a subscriber in the past, though not for the last couple years.  So I was a little bit surprised when I received a copy of their latest issue in the mail yesterday.  An early Christmas gift from my in-laws, perhaps ?

Once I found a few minutes, I started reading.  Well, I almost fell down from my chair when I saw this tip published:

There is a typo in my name, but yes, that is me.  I completely forgot about sending this tip - that was at least 2-3 years ago.  I came up with that idea while working on this quilt for my mom:

Now, here is the full disclosure:
  • I forgot about the tip since submitting it, and I have never included a quiz with any of my other gifted quilts.
  • In fact, although I did write down the quiz for my mom’s quilt, I don’t think I ended up actually including it when I gave her the quilt.
  • Oh and that quilt wasn't technically a scrap quilt - most of the fabrics were newly purchased!
So, there you have it.  You now know that people who submit these tips don’t always practice what they preach.

And a Sewing Space Tip...

Since we are on the topic of tips, I remember also submitting this one: My iron and radio are plugged in to the same outlet, which is operated by a switch.  If the music is on, so is the iron.  It is easy for me to remember to turn off the iron as I leave the room, since it is the same as turning the music off.

My tip was not published - someone beat me to it with something fairly similar - can't remember what exactly.  So, am I following that tip?  The truth is that soon after I wrote that, I reorganized my sewing room, which resulted in the radio being located at the end of the room.  This said, my iron and sewing machine are plugged in to a power bar operated by the same switch as the main light in the room.  Either way, it works.

Well, that's it for my moment of quilty fame.  Now, I am waiting for the hand-picked gift...



  1. Congrats on the publication, Dominique! What a surprise for you! Enjoyed reading your full disclosure. Can't wait to see what you get, but hope it doesn't take as long to arrive as the tip did to get published! Ha, ha!

  2. What a fun mail surprise :) It is a great tip, especially for kid quilts! I'm very glad I found your blog, you have great stuff!


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