Issue 20? Really? It's hard to believe The Scrap Basket has been going for 10 months now. Truth is, I rarely know what the next issue will hold when the current one goes to press. But so much wonderful stuff is going on in this community of ours, over a couple of weeks' time, there's always plenty to share. We're so fortunate to be surrounded by such gifted, generous, and inspiring creators!
For our block-of-the-month this year, Seattle MQG will be making improv slab blocks, the first section being string blocks. I've done very little with strings, so my interest was piqued, and I went looking for string block projects to highlight in this issue.
I can tell you exactly when I began using a hera marker. It was right after this post by Nicole/mama love quilts in January 2012. And it's been my quilt-marking tool of choice every since. Recently I had a reader ask, "Do you know how to remove marks from a Hera marker on 100% cotton?" Honestly, I don't find this to be a problem as usually my quilting hides the markings. Occasionally, if I've changed my quilting course, I've given my piece a little steam press. My other suggestions would be using a bit of pressing spray or fluffing in the dryer.