MCM #6 – Slow Progress

Last week just disappeared. Do you ever have a week in which you are so very busy, but when you try to remember what you accomplished you can’t think of one completed project? I had that happen to me last week. I have lots of projects in progress, but nothing new to share with you on any of them. Bleh.

While I will certainly be spending a lot of time in the sewing room over the next few days, none of my own projects are crush-worthy this week. So I am going to share with you an app I use almost daily. This app is on my phone and really helps me a lot with quilty calculations. It’s called “The Quilter’s Little Helper – Essential Quilting Calculators” and was created by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. It’s FREE(!), and available for both Android and iPhone.

RK-APP-1There are 8 different calculators including Backing & Batting, Piece Count, Binding, Border Yardage, etc. I use it all the time to tell me how many binding strips to cut and how much backing fabric I need. This app has saved me a ton of time by doing all those calculations for me!

(Just so you know – I have no affiliation with Robert Kaufman Fabrics or this app. I just wanted to share with you a tool that I find helpful and use a lot!)

This handy dandy tool is my crush for the week, and I can’t wait to see yours. Now let’s take a look at some of the great projects that were linked last week:

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Susan from Quilt Fabrication made this beautiful table runner for Valentine’s day. I just love the quilting she did – stunning!

 

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Check out this beautiful wool piece that Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO made. I love all the applique work and the wool adds a dimension and texture that makes me want to touch all the blocks.

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Another piece that caught my eye were these blocks that Bonnie of In Stitches with Bonnie is working on. She’s making them to be used in a Seahawks quilt, but I just love this color combo.

I hope you will share your crush for this week. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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8 Responses to MCM #6 – Slow Progress

  1. Monday disappeared and I almost forgot to link up! Thanks for hosting and for sharing the app!

  2. Tish says:

    This is hands down one of my favorite quilting apps. I use it all the time. I don’t think I have manually figured out borders or binding since a downloaded it. Is that lazy? 😛

  3. Susan says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my heart table runner! I just added the second version to the linky party, done with solid hearts. I love them both!

  4. I love that app too. It really is so helpful!!

    -Soma

  5. I use the Robert Kaufman app too, all the time! Love it. Thanks for hosting the linky. I love coming to visit every week.

  6. Thanks for featuring my wool felt quilt!

  7. Bonnie in Va says:

    Thanks Beth for featuring the Sea Hawk blocks. These are going to a buddy who is part of a bee type group. She came up with the whole plan. I’m just happy to making these fun blocks for her. I too love this color combination. Recently, I’ve been buying lime green like it is the only color in the rainbow!

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