Monday, February 13, 2012

big smiley faces

I'm still amazed at the internet, it is such an incredible tool and I wouldn't have been able to learn all these fabulous finishes without it and all the wonderful people out there who have posted tutorials. I have saved so much money learning how to do soft finishes, but it has created a monster too. ;)
My progress is progressing on my African piece, even more since I took this picture earlier today.

OK, now I'm excited about the Q-snap "grim guard" I like to call it a cozy. Anyways, before 2 weeks ago I had never even heard of such a thing and I have used Q-snaps for as long as they first came out. So I went to a stitch in 2 weeks ago and thought it was the coolest thing. Some folks sell them, various prices, but I'm industrious and went on a mission... Well, here is the part we get to dance, I found a tutorial on the net that tells you how to make your own and poof, I did it, takes about 10 min to make one. They are so great to tuck the fabric into on a long piece that this one is in. I've made a 6x6 and a 11x11 so far. Yeah!

here is the url for the blog and I'll add it to my finishing section too.

Enjoy your day!



  1. Thank you Dawn! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been looking for a site on how to do these! How did you make the 6x6 one ... I just see instructions for 8x8??? Blessings, Shirlee

    1. I read the comments that were left on her blog, very easy, ok, so you take the size and multiply by 4 and add 1 inch for the fabric (the extra inch add for trimming, seam, etc) for the elastic, take it to half but cut 2 of them, one for each side, so for 6x6, you need 24+1= 25 for the fabric, for the elastic, cut two pieces of 12 or 13 inches (depends on how tight you want it) wa la! easy peasy. I was so very excited to make my own instead of paying 15-20. I thought of just making them and selling them myself but the pattern was free and I thought it only fitting to share my find! So happy you are excited to. Perfect for all those left over pieces.

      February 13, 2012 6:21 PM

  2. What a great idea! I'll keep this in mind for when I actually own some Q-snaps :)