After each guild meeting those who wish to participate in our Wednesday PM group may bring a brown bag lunch and stay for an afternoon of sewing. You may choose to work on the project selected for the month or one of your own. Details of each project will be listed on this page and supply list will be provided.
This little sewing bee is a great way to meet and make new friends, get in a little extra sewing time and share expertise with others. We hope you will join us.
September 2019 Project with Judith Creally - No HST Chevron Quilt
You will needó19 1/4 yard cuts
Cut (2) 3" x WOF strips from the 1/4 yard cuts.
You will have 2 strips of each print, 38 strips altogether.
Thank you to Maureen O'Neill for showing us how to use our "bits" to make fabric for patchwork blocks. Thank you to Sherry Harnden for showing us the "Mile-a-minute" technique using strips and bits to make fabric for blocks. Two different methods of construction with interesting and creative results.
There were some great projecs being created during the afternoon. Christmas mug rugs, place mats, and blocks using these leftovers. Please remember to bring your items for show and tell.
For October 30th ... "Double Oven Mitt Potholder"
Shirley Challice will be showing us how to make the "Double Oven Mitt Potholder".
Note: the insulated batting will be provided.
2 strips of 2 coordinating, or same, fabric, cut 6.5" x 35"
4 squares coordinating, or same, fabric, cut 7" x 7"
1 insul-bright, cut 6.5" x 35" (supplied by Wednesday afternoon group)
2 squares insul-bright, cut 7" square (supplied by Wednesday afternoon group)
100" 2.5" double-fold bias binding, purchased or hand-made
Note: I made and used my own 2.5" double-fold binding, cut from selvage to selvage. It worked fine but made on the bias might have worked better.
Shirley also adds "If you plan to stay for the Wednesday afternoon workshop..., it may save time to have the walking foot already attached to your sewing machine."
For October 2nd… ''Strips or Bits''
''Strips'' with Sherry Harnden, ''Bits'' with Maureen O'Neill
Both end up looking similar, however the techniques are different.
For making a quilt, table runner, placemat, mug rug …. you name it.
Strips of fabric of any width or length
Bits of fabric…. all those little scraps that you have, any shapes or sizes ( not smaller than 1'')
There will be some strips and bits available for your use if you need some or would like some variety.
Please bring your rotary cutter, scissors, thread, machine, etc. & a square ruler 6'', 9'', or 12" if you have one.