As I began to quilt more,
I needed a practical yet fancy way
to keep track of my quilt pieces and layouts.
I wanted something a little more elegant than
scrap paper or post it notes.
These sweet, original creations of mine are
my Fancy Nancy solution to my dilemma.
You'll need pins (I love corsage pins),
alphabet and/or number beads,
decorative beads and
a fast setting glue.
Decide on your design, put a dab a glue
right below the head of the pin,
slide the first bead (alphabet or number) on,
a little more glue and your last bead.
I lay them down on a piece of aluminum foil
(just in case there's any glue leakage) to dry.
My first set was done with shorter pins and
I soon realized that by the time I put the
number or alphabet bead and an anchor bead on,
I didn't have much pin left.
My next set was done with longer pins with colored heads.
Better, but I still wished for
a little more 'pin' on my marker.
Then I found corsage pins at Joann's
(you can find them at craft stores and Walmart).
They have a beautiful head and a LONG 'pin'.
Beads come in alphabets and numbers,
colored, clear and white.
I love having a little bit of everything.
I especially have loved the alphabet set
for quilts that have pieces labeled by letters.
My snowmen went together quickly
with all of my pieces labeled.