I purchased my coverable button kit at Fabricland, but I would assume that places like JoAnn's in the US would have them. Mine were made by 'Unique.... H.A. Kidd' and measure approximately 2" across. I have several different versions of coverable buttons and would recommend that you try to get the ones that have little 'teeth' in the back of the button top. It makes holding the fabric in place SO much easier. I bought Rare-Earth circular magnets from Lee Valley Tools here in Canada (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=32065&cat=1,42363,42348 Order # 99K32.03 3/8" diameter; 1/10" thickness (your local hardware store may have them as well). I would highly recommend these magnets because they are very strong and will easily 'work' through the metal button cover and the fabric you use. I'm not positive, but I would be suspicious that the cheap dollar store ones wouldn't be strong enough. I used two magnets in my needle keep.
I had taken a picture of the 'parts' to show you
but the pictures at the link above are
FAR better than mine so go and have
a look there.
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My friend Pam Kellogg has posted part 2 of her tutorial regarding the use of Broderie Perse (Broiderie Perse) in your crazy quilts and you can see that HERE. How be you give it a try and send your photos of what you do to Pam? We would love to see!!
Today the quote is from Anonymous....
The happiest business in all the world
is that of making friends,
And no investment on the street
pays larger dividends,
For life is more than stocks and bonds,
and love than rate percent,
And he who gives in friendship's name
shall reap what he has spent