I’ve gone to retreats and someone will say…”Oh thanks, that’s a great tip.” I didn’t know I was offering one. I was just busy sewing and they were apparently watching me and caught on to something I was doing. It was something I do everyday and didn’t even realize it was something other people don’t do.
This is one of those “tips”.
Here I am busy ironing the pieces for my Tulip Fields quilt. I leave them all together in a chain as I do it.
Then I go along with the scissor and cut them all apart cutting off the dog ear (hang piece) as I go.
Then my ironing surface. Ends up looking like this….
…all those little clipped off pieces are there cluttering up my ironing mat. I don’t want them on the floor. I don’t want them stuck to my pieces so I take my scissor, close it, turn it on the side and scrape.
I corral them all on one corner of my mat.
I keep them all in one corner until I’m finished pressing all of my pieces then I scrape them into my hand. It saves on mess and is quick.
My pieces are done…now I need to move them onto the next step.
I know someone will ask…
This is my pressing mat. I ADORE IT!
Here’s an Amazon link for them if you want to check them out. They come is several sizes. Mine is 17″ x 24″. I put it on the island in the kitchen and iron there. The smaller 9 X 9 size with a small iron can be kept near your sewing machines. I’m not a gimic/gadget girl but this I LOVE.
I don’t know if my tip was something you already do or something you might try….let me know.