Tips & Tricks: Strips and Binding Ends

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Do you have spring cleaning on your to-do list? I know there’s just something about this time of year that makes us all want to shake the dust off and tidy things up. Your sewing room is a great place to start. This month we will be featuring reader tips to keep you organized and make sewing easy breezy. Click through to see today’s tip!

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Housekeeping

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Greetings, my dear readers! Today I am checking in to tell you about a few new things around these parts.

First…many readers have long requested that we share the finished size of the quilt/project at the top of the post. Done! You can now find finished dimensions near the top of the tutorial, typically just before the Ingredients list. The dimensions are also repeated at the end. It will take us a little bit of catching up to add this to older posts.

Second…earlier this year we added the Errata feature to allow you to easily find updated PDFs (just click here to see the feed of updated tutorials). Newer Printer Friendly files have the date of publication in the footer so you can be sure your printed version is current.  But that’s not all! I have a marvelous tip for you to stay on top of those projects you want to make. Simply comment on the project post and check the box for “Notify me of new comments via email.”

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You will need to comment using your email address to take advantage of this feature, but we think you will find it very useful. When we update the tutorial with corrections or added information, the Chef or our Editor makes a comment below about what was updated. You will automatically receive an email with the comment and a link to the post. How about that! Just be sure that you are commenting on the post for the project you want to make, not this Housekeeping post!

If you want to receive our new blog posts in your inbox, subscribe using the “Email Updates” box on the right side of the blog. It looks like this:

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As always, we love to get your feedback on features that would make the Moda Bake Shop more useful and user-friendly for you. Just comment below or email me at modabakeshop{at}unitednotions{dot}com.

Quilting On,

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Tips & Tricks: Moda Candy Storage

Oh, Moda Candy! Those irresistible, tiny nibbles of fabric in perfect 2 1/2″ square stacks…They are a dream for mini quilts and a joy to give and receive.

Carrie Nelson of {Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.} and designer of the ever-popular Schnibbles patterns shared a cute way to package up those little darling crumb cakes we call Moda Candy. It keeps them tidy, easy to store, and easy to see. No more lint bombs!

The cellophane bags measure 3″ x 11″ and fit two Moda Candy pieces. Seal with a bit of washi tape and it makes the perfect gift! The bags can be found online (search for 3 x 11 pretzel bags) and in the food prep sections of some big box craft stores.

Thanks for sharing, Carrie and Rosie!

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Tips and Tricks: Out of the Box Storage

Reader T. Baker shared an “out of the box” storage solution for in-progress projects – pizza boxes! They’re large, lightweight, easy to find new (and cheese-free) online, and much cheaper than conventional plastic storage bins. You can find them in plain white or dress up the brown version with some decoupage. The only cuter way to store WIPs just might be a pink bakery box.

For more storage ideas, check out {this post} from Oda May.

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