Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Have you ever wanted to make a Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt? Does the thought intimidate you? Would it be better if you had friends or someone to help you?

Well, Yahoo has a group doing just that you! And you can request membership. They have tons of great tips and other members ready, willing and able to share their fun and frustrations!

So...what are you waiting for?
Buy the book
Select your fabric (or any great fabric shop)
...and just get started!

Sew Day

We had such a great time sewing this past Saturday! I hope you can join us next time.

Doris did a great job showing us a method of applique using Wonder Under/Stitch Witchery/Heat n Bond or some other type of adhesive to iron the fabric pieces to a background.  Then, you use either a blanket stitch, zig-zag stitch or satin stitch to secure the applique to the background fabric.

It was fun seeing everyone's personality come through in their color choices.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

All Day Sew

Don't forget ladies, this Saturday is our all day sew in!

Doris Rice is going to be teaching a class on applique, so pack up those machines and other necessities and meet us for a fun day of sewing, food and fellowship.

The project looks like loads of fun...a perfect project for a beginner or even a seasoned applique person because it looks like we can finish it in a day!

Below is the supply list for the class!

From Ann, our secretary:

Below is the list of supplies you will need for our sew day.  Doris and I decided the she would provide the fusible web and the club would pay her back (so don't worry about the text in yellow).  I will bring enough plain white paper for all.
You will need a background square of fabric 18" square
1 yard of fusible web (such as SEWABLE heat n bond, steam a seam 2 lite, or wonder under)
scraps of pink and red for the applique (or whatever color you want to applique the hearts with), 
Matching thread ( it doesn't have to be embroidery thread.  One of my favorites is plain old Coats & Clarks all purpose thread you buy at Walmart.)
Basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins, iron, etc)
A sewing machine in working order that will zig-zag or buttonhole/blanket stitch
Plain white copy paper (about 6-10 sheets)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Season Block of the Month on the Quilting Queen Blog

Doris has a new block of the month post on her blog!

It is a cute snowman block with all the instructions on how to make it.

Want a cool project with a specialist at your fingertips to answer your questions? Join Doris as she features this on her blog.

Check it out here: Quilting Queen Seasonal Block of the Month

Free Quilt Class

Do you struggle with putting colors in your quilt together?

I have a deal for you! How about a free quilting class that will help you "choose and combine colors with confidence?"

If you have not discovered Craftsy, then you need to check it out now! They offer several free classes and this one is just one of those available now:

Craftsy's 2014 Block of the Month Class is finally here!

Conquer color theory in this FREE mini class sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics. Choose and combine colors with confidence for harmonious blocks and eye-candy quilts. You'll never miss a beat as you create six different blocks that become a vivid, modern quilt!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

November Show and Share

We had so many great items that our members shared that I needed to create another post!! LOL

Great job ladies!

Carol made the door prize!! Pam won them!

Donna's Vintage Texas Star

Donna's Applique

Doris's Halloween Quilt

Doris made this for her son for Christmas

Tree skirt made by Doris