Archive for February 2018

Tea Kettle block for our Charity quilt

  My Modern Quilters Guild is very open and flexible to the ideas of our members. When Joan suggested that we make a charity quilt we all said sure. We are not sure yet for whom or when, but we just like the concept. She also suggested the source for the blocks. Farm Girl Vintage... Read more »

BOM blocks were finally used to make a quilt top

In 2010 I signed up for what seemed like an interesting and fun several year Bock Of the Month project. Each month I picked up 4 baggies with directions and fabrics for 4 blocks. These blocks were 6 inches finished, surely I could sew those small blocks easily and for a while, I did. Then... Read more »

Use your flannel scraps to make reusable paper towels

I try to find ways to add less to landfills and I’ve seen some ways lately of using fabric for spills and cleaning. “Oh, rags?” You say. Ha, yes but a tad fancier. I am urging you to use your flannel scraps to make reusable paper towels. (They’re actually not paper at all, they’re fabric.... Read more »

Winter Games Challenge at Quilt Expo

Nancy Zieman will be missed, I am glad I have this shot giving her credit for this challenge.
I am not athletic nor graceful but I sure love watching those who are. I am excited that the Pyeong Chang 2018 Olympic Winter Games will begin at 6:05 PM on Wednesday, February 7. I have been saving these pictures of quilts from the Winter Games Challenge at Quilt Expo 2017 until now. All of the quilters... Read more »

I used my serger to make pillowcases faster

Recently I used my serger to make pillowcases faster and as a result, I made 18 of them. That’s a lot of pillows that were covered! I had meant to make some for Christmas presents but I just didn’t have, or make, the time. The final nudge was a raffle my daughter had at a... Read more »
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