Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29 Update and September Calendar

These 5 ladies finished male oriented fidget quilts at our sit-and-sew meeting this week.
Hi Fabric Fun Ladies:  September Squares - we're going to continue our look at easy piecing, pressing, and finishing up with fun techniques - this month with squares - provided by our rose of a lady - Lois Rose - who spent lots of her recuperation time at home just cutting up scraps of fabrics into piles of squares - lots of sizes - and now she's turning them over to us for our charitable sewing learning and sharing.    We've got some easy projects, some fancy ideas, some more involved piecing, alternate blocks from squares, and all those fun machine feet we've been using with the stripper fun in August - 1/4" foot, open embroidery foot, piping foot, and that all important universal foot.   

September 5 - Let the square dancing... piecing... begin - bring your machine and grab a stack of squares, sew squares together to make twosies, sew twosies together to make foursies, sew foursies together and you've just completed one row for a baby quilt top!!  Sew 5-6 or so more rows, join the rows one at a time, and guess what you've got completed - yippers, a baby/toddler size blanket/quilt top.  This can then easily be paired - sandwiched - with a piece of flannel - have some easy straight top stitching - that's known as quilting the quilt - and you are ready to add a binding - and we'll make that process easy for you, too!! 

Want to make your own project with squares - we've a few fun projects to share for you and these can be done using charm squares or layer cakes!!

September 12 - Becky Chianese will demo the "one hour fabric basket" - her demo will not take too long, so you can bring your machines and easily sew up  your own basket.  Becky provides the following supply list needed -  1/2 yard for exterior of basket and fat quarter for lining.  One yard of thermolam.  You can use a fat quarter for exterior, however you will need extra fabric for the handles.    (I am buying a supply of thermolam - Pellon one-sided lofty fusible - that I will sell off to ladies at the fair price to just recoup the money I put out for the supply.)  You will only need about a fat quarter piece of the thermolam.  Picture of the basket is attached to this email.  We do have a pattern for this basket.  Becky adds, "It measures 7" high about 10" long and about 7" inches wide.  Big enough if a person made it in Christmas fabric you could use as a gift basket."  I think it's perfect basket to put cookies in for a nice hostess gift, too. 


September 26 - Sit & Sew - lets finish up the September Squares charity quilts - we'll start meeting with review of walking foot and free motion foot.  We've got some easy exercises for newbies to do that will get you started and provide good practice using these useful feet.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to email me back.  I'm not always easy to reach by telephone, but I do check emails every day at least once, and can "shoot" back a reply quickly that way. 

Quick email this week since last Saturday we did not do any Show & Tell. 

As always, God bless you all,

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     Micki MacCumbee

Club Leader, Fabric Fun Arts & Crafts


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