Okay. Confession time.
I love having carpet in my sewing room. Why? I just love carpet in general cause it's never cold or hot. I can sit down and do my projects and not get a sore rear, but best of all, because it hides the huge mess of scraps and threads and strings and things that get dripped and thrown while I'm crafting better than with other flooring. BUT
I hate trying to clean it up.
It's constantly getting tangled in my vacuum, or tangled around tiny fingers or headed in tiny mouths.
My reflexes have to be on the ball now with a tiny tot crawling around!
Do this ring true to anyone else?
Well, I found something great, actually two something greats. Things so simple and quick that I'm left wondering "Why didn't I think of that!?!"
Simple, right?! Take a $2 roller from Home Depot and $5 velcro rollers from Target and BAM! you have your no vacuum solution!
But check this out...
Here are some fun Spring time-Easter time crafts I ran across.
I love that they are fun for a beginner sewer, as in, something I can start teaching my daughter!
I found the first two via Craftsy.com Spring Chick by Patchwork Posse
Allison does let you in a few things to consider when using this method.
"Now there are a couple of reasons I don’t love this method:
1. It’s hard to square up the quilt and keep the edges nice and straight. So I only use this on small things.
2. You have to plan so your backing fabric will also look great as your binding fabric.
3. If you quilt to the edge of your quilt top…you’re going to see it in the binding of the quilt on the back. I normally wouldn’t quilt to the edge using this method and instead quilt 1” away from the edge or so…but it was an afterthought with this little quilt."