quick fix tip

When I give a quilt as a gift, I save the scraps from the project in a plastic bag labeled with the new owner's name. I store these bags in a photo box. This way, if the quilt ever needs a repair, I have the exact fabric match on hand. This helps eliminate a lot of my scraps and, as I want my quilts to be used and played with, helps maintain the integrity of the quilts for years to come.

—Carol Metz

Grass Lake, Michigan

Share your tips for a chance to be featured: E-mail your tips with your name, address, and daytime phone number to; type Tips in the subject line.