Category Archives: Tools of the Trade

For all of the 2017 Summer Trip Around the World Sew-Along posts, please visit the Sew-Along Page HERE Remember, you can find the original tutorial by Bonnie from Quiltville HERE. Hello! Hello, Friends! Welcome back to the Summer Trip Around the World Sew-Along! Today I am here with a very quick post with some suggested “optional”…

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  • julie soden

    would love a tutorial for the Canoe Ridges trip around the world variation

  • Tutti

    I would like to try Megan’s look. Could you explain how to accomplish it using strips? I appreciate it!

  • Hi Tutti! I will definitly create a post on how to get a similar look with strips. Stay tuned!

  • You’ve got it, Julie! I’ll get one up soon!

  • […] now you should have already printed out your coloring page and checked out some inspiring Trip Around the World Quilts on Pinterest. If you are doing a true […]

  • tutti

    Thank you, Meg. I’m picking fabrics now and I’m not clear on how many fabrics are needed for the one with negative space. My quilt is not going to be scrappy, but I’m picking specific fabrics to work with. I appreciate it!

  • I guess that depends on how “scrappy” you want to make it, or how many fabrics you want to have on those strong diagonals. I personally use 3-5 fabrics if I am trying to “showcase” them. If I am trying to create a more “scrappy” look, I use a minimum of 9 different fabrics!

Unlike other crafts, such as knitting, crocheting, and drawing, sewing and quilting require a few more basic tools to get started, and these tools do not come cheap. Sewing/quilting is a craft that requires a bit of an upfront investment. Unless you are planning on doing everything by hand, you will absolutely need a sewing…

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an explanation of the Fuji Instax 210 Wide instant camera

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  • Jon

    Great review! I’ve been considering a 210 because I miss my old Polaroid from the 60’s.

  • thank you so much for the flash explanation!! you’re right about all the conflicting info on the internet. i just wasted a bunch of films (and i even read the manual – but yep, “ridiculously vague” was the perfect description for it, lol!)

  • Thanks so much for taking the time to write all this out, it is really helpful. I have a Instax 210 on its way to me as we speak. Super excited !! Will have to bookmark and reread your page when am holding it in my arms. Thanks again.

  • Hamk

    oh thank you!.. this is the best review & tips on the Instax. I bought Instax Mini 50s and in the midst of experimenting focus zone…. came across your blog… very valuable lesson you have shared. Tq!

  • Thank you, thank you! for taking all the time to write this out with the corresponding pictures!! This was super helpful. I just got my instax today and couldn’t figure out what was going on with the flash. I also love the idea of taking notes about the settings and lighting while learning about your camera.

  • Sarah

    Thank you for writing this. It is extremely well written and easy to understand. The photo examples paired with your explanations, leave no stone unturned.

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