Yes, I know a lot of people would think this piece is too fragile to use–But, It’s also too beautiful to shut away in the cedar chest. After spreading it on our bed every summer, I wash it in a front loading machine, and dry on delicate. Then I mark and repair weak and broken places, before storing this family heirloom for next year.
The blue painters tape is a huge help, since the repair process is best done at several sittings (watching my two favorite things–football and old movies on TV).
Finally, painter’s tape is a great help in my beginning sewing classes. New students often have trouble remembering to lower the machine presser foot. So I write “P-foot” on a piece of painter’s tape and stick it on their hands. Saves a lot of thread knots–
What unconventional tools are in your sewing box?
PS. New beginning sewing classes start on Saturday 10/12. Go to Scrap Exchange Classes for more —http://www.scrapexchange.org/programs/classes/