After taking a machine quilting class, I had leftover squares of batting sandwiched between muslin. I put one of these recycled stitch samples beside my sewing machine to use as a small pressing mat, and I'm using the rest to experiment with new stitches. After adjusting length or width settings, I test stitches on a sample square before using them in a project.

-Joanne Maiden

Elyria, Ohio

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