Tumbling Pumpkins

Here's our block for the 2017 Wooly Block Adventure!
~~The theme this year is Harvest Time~~

We have kits available for $10.00.

How to keep Triangle Points Pointy

After taking the time to sew crisp and consistent triangles, it would be a shame to lose your points in the seams of your blocks. By following a few helpful hints, you can easily maintain sharp points when sewing the units together. In Martingale's STITCH this! blog, Jenny Cardon shared the following tips from Pat Sloan’s "Teach Me to Sew Triangles"that work for any type of triangle piecing.

Murphy's Law for Quilters

Did you know there was a real Murphy? Murphy's Law ("If anything can go wrong, it will") was born at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949 at North Base.  Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer working on Air Force Project MX981 found a transducer wired wrong and commented about the technician who installed it, “If there is any way to do it wrong, he’ll find it.”  The contractor’s project manager kept a list of “laws” and added this one, which he called Murphy’s Law. 

Westering Women

On the last Wednesday of each month Barbara Brackman posts a free pattern and history lesson celebrating the women who walked west on the overland trails in the 19th centuryWestering Women will have patterns for 12" block designs, each chosen for a traditional name that recalls a location along the old trails from the Missouri River to the Pacific coast. The blocks use fabrics from two of Brackman's latest collections - "Old Cambridge Pike" and

Make a Tuffet!

A tuffet is defined as a low stool (think "Little Miss Muffet...") and is a delightful piece of furniture to add to any decor. The variety of design/fabric choices provide you with infinite possibilities. For example, in the tuffet classes we've had to date, there have been tuffets designed for living rooms, for rec rooms, for children's rooms. Once they have taken the class and have learned the process, a number of people are planning to make one or two to use as unique gifts for special people. We have all the parts you need.

Tip - How to Rotary Cut (1)

Watch this video from "Anything but Boring" for tips on how you can make sure your fabric is straight before cutting strips. When it isn't straight, you can end up with a "V" in the middle of the strip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8JDB0bKg5U

How's Your Quilt IQ?

 How Well Do You Know Quilt Block Patterns?

Choose from the multiple choice options below and see how well you know your quilt block patterns.

 

Quilt Block Pattern #1

a. Hands All Around
b. Lone Star
c. Friendship Star
d. None of the above

Check Out These Tuffets!

We've had a great time making such a wonderful variety of tuffets and have scheduled another class in June, so be sure to check it out

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