Tutorials

Frequently asked questions answered with Instructions or Videos.

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Chenille It!

Easy Reverse Applique with Wanda

Simple Fusible Applique

Finishing a Binding

How to use a Sasher

Jen's 3D Mask Video

Making a Jelly Roll Rug

Making a Mask

Retreat Bag - Zipper

Thimbles - Types and Uses

Using a Cutterpillar Board

Applying sashes

How to e-Transfer

In the past few weeks we have had many phone and email orders which we absolutely love! However sometimes when it comes time to call with your credit info, the phone line is busy. Many of you are now finding how easy it is to e-transfer funds, whether it is for shopping here at thimbles & things, or at any other retail places you may be making purchases.
e-transfers from most banks do not cost anything (and retailers do not pay a fee either!)
The best way to find out how to e transfer is to check your online banking site.
When you are in your secure account section, Look for a tab that says Transfer Money.
You will be prompted to enter the email address of who the money is being sent to - thimblesandthings@gmail.com - and sometimes you will be asked to set up a security question. I recommend the question, "What am I buying" Answer "fabric".
You will be asked to fill in how much is being sent and to confirm the information.
This whole process is just the same as paying your bills on line through your bank account.
All the information is saved, so when you need to e-transfer again - it is a simple click of a button!

I actually prefer downloading my patterns to my computer so I can store them in one folder. If I am downloading on my iPad, I can store them in my iBooks. Then, I never “misplace” my paper pattern, I can print it out as many times as I need to....

How to download a pattern

  1. Choose the PDF DOWNLOAD version of the pattern.
  2. ADD TO CART
  3. Follow the prompts for CHECKOUT and PAYMENT. Be sure your contact information is correct!
  4. The screen will change and you will see PREPARING YOUR DOWNLOADS. Be patient, this may take a few seconds.
  5. A box reading DOWNLOAD NOW will appear. Click on this. Your pattern will be downloaded to a "Downloads" folder or your computer may prompt you to choose a folder.
A confirmation of your purchase will also be sent to you via email. Hope this helps!

Make a Hanging Sleeve

Don't forget to add a hanging sleeve! Hanging sleeves are quick and easy to make and I like to add mine before the binding is applied.

Take a piece of fabric the same width as your project and 9" wide. Fold the edges 1/4" in twice to the wrong side to make the side hems and stitch down. With right sides together, sew along the edge. Turn right side out, press keeping the seam in the centre of the strip instead of at the top or bottom.

Add to the top edge of the quilt by sewing 1/4" from the edge.

Smooth the sleeve downward along the quilt backing and then make a 1/2-inch fold along its length to create a pleat. Leaving the pleat intact, pin the sleeve bottom to the quilt.

Whipstitch the lower edge of the sleeve to the quilt. Remove the pins. The sleeve will pooch out a bit to allow space for a hanging rod. Whipstitch the (short) back sides of the sleeve to the quilt. Leave the front sides unsewn to allow for rod insertion.

I like to use a piece of 1 x 2" for my hanging sleeve instead of dowling as it sits flat to the wall.