Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Do you use a pillow in your lap when you do handwork?  Many quilters have a pillow they use.  It holds the work up so your arms don't get tired.

I use a Quilter's Cut 'n Press for mine.  I got this tip from Linda Franz of Inklingo.  I put the cutting side down, and use the pressing side.  I can stick my pins and needles into it.  On a larger pin I put the loop of the handle of my applique scissors.  My needle threader rests nicely too.  Thread spools and thimbles can rest on larger pins too.

This is a Dutch Treat bock I'm working on.  But if hand-piecing, the fabric pieces can be laid out on the surface in order and won't move around.

When I get up it's easy to just move the whole thing and set it on a flat surface.  Everything stays in place, ready to pick up when I'm ready.

Hope all you blog-hoppers find some time to stitch today.


Carol said...

What a fantastic idea! What a clever girl you are!

wackywoman said...

I also use that for applique.

Cyn said...

Great idea! I like your set-up better than mine... I might just switch. *g*

Debbie Madigan said...

This is a great idea! I have the large size cut 'n press but think I will get this size ~ perfect for my lap! Thanks, Pat!

Kathy said...

What a great idea! Much nicer size than the lap desk I have been using and I have one!