pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
August . . .Outside temperatures are warmer.County and State Fairs provide an opportunity to show our quilts.Preparation begins for the return of the school year.Vacation? Stay-cation?What quilting goals do you have for this month?Continue
JuneGraduations, Weddings, Flag Day, Father's DayThe early days of summer vacation and the first official day of summerLandscapes displaying a myriad of lush greens and other prismatic colorsDo I stay in? Do I go out?Sometimes sitting and sewing…Continue
May is the month colorful flowers . . .Baskets of flowers left at doors on May Day.Corsages and boutonnieres for prom night attendees. Bouquets big and small given with love for Mother's Day.Greenhouse nurseries bursting with blooms waiting to be…Continue
April showers bring May flowers . . . or at least that is how the old saying goes.April also brings the observance of EasterForty-Nine years ago we observed the first Earth Day on April 22. We still have a long way to go to protect out earthly…Continue
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb... I hope so, as this has been a long, cold, ice and snow filled winter.Spring begins!With the change in the seasons hopefully taking place this month, what quilting goals do you have in mind to see you through?Continue
I am recovering slowly from losing my town and house in the Nov. 2018 Paradise CampFire. Changed the world for an entire county in California with over 14,000 homes destroyed. I was lucky, in that I saved my boyfriend, my pets and too few other things from the house.
I joined this site, as a occasional sewer that received some kennel quilts special delivery ! I am posting here not asking for charity, but advice - I need to replace all my sewing crafty supplies / machine/ well... everything. I would like to ask all of the lovely folks here.for what brands and list of things I need to replace to get me started again.
Good morning Pattern people! I just joined and thought I would share a bit. I love quilting and now am into making sellable craft items for our church Arts and Crafts Group. We had a recent sale and I have many about 16 kitchen boas. If you aren't sure what they are, google it. Those boas were priced right and flew out the door. Now I have orders to make more and it is nice because I can help fund some projects at the church! Carol
You know the old adage "Measure twice, cut once"?
Well, sometimes things just go wrong.
I needed to measure out 120" of fabric to piece a backing (actually I needed 2 (two) 60" lengths). Since I could only measure so much on my cutting table at one time I did the measurements in increments. I measured out 30" and placed a pin. From there I measured 30" and placed a pin. Then another 30" and placed a pin. Then the final 30" and placed another pin.
Then I decided to see how much of the piece of fabric I had left, so I measured out the rest of it. Everything OK so far.
Time to make the cuts. I go back to a pin and make my cut across the width. That is when I see I have sticking out of the edge of my "remaining" fabric.
Yup, I made that cut at 90" instead of the 120".
What is a quilter to do? I make my second cut at the 60" pin and set that section aside.
Next I find the scraps left over from piecing the top. I have a number of 2-1/2"…Continue