100 Things Every Quilter Should Do

Dec 16

Diane Harris from The Quiltmaker Blog has compiled a great list of 100 things every quilter should do before she dies. The first three are: visit a quilt shop, make a nine patch, and make a log cabin. For fun and quilting inspiration, check it out at:  http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/2013/11/100-things-every-quilter-should-do/?utm_source=QVNL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=QVNL_20131115

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A Word To The Wise

Fri Dec 13

Turn T-Shirts Into A Cozy Quilt

Tshirt Quilt

Turn drawers full of loved T-shirts into a memory quilt that can be cherished forever with this online class by Jodi Davis of Daily Craft TV.  Learn how to convert shirts into suitable quilting fabric, how to cut shirts to best use the design, and how to piece shirt blocks together with added sashing and border.  Purchase the class and pattern here:  http://www.dailycrafttv.com/videos/4368_turn-your-t-shirts-into-a-cozy-quilt/?utm_source=MCQNL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MCQNL_20131105

Consider using HTC Retail’s Fusi-Form Lightweight #1140-1 interfacing, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html, to stabilize the knits before quilting.  

Embroiderable Baby Cubbies Have Removable Stuffing

cubbies

The Sewphisticated Stitcher is offering adorable plush animals that feature a removable stuffing pod, allowing your Cubby to lie completely flat for home embroidering.  Simply remove the stuffing pod, stabilize, and embroider, then stuff again with either the stuffing pod or fill with anything that you want. Use them to hold pajamas, a warm water bottle, or your child’s favorite soothers; they also make an adorable gift or can be used as the gift wrap itself. For more information and to order, see their website:  http://www.sewphisticatedstitcher.com/

Don’t forget to use HTC Retail Easy Stitch #3180-1 (http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid34.html) and RinseAway #3170-7 (http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid33.html) for your embroidery stabilizing.

A New Quilting Term

Fri Dec 6

Koala Studios Sponsors Sweepstakes For Five-Drawer Sewing Storage Tower

Koala Sweepstakes

Enter the Koala Studios Sweepstakes and you might win a Koala Storage Tower. Offered in eight finishes, it features five full-extension drawers to hold CDs, notions, patterns, and other supplies. Simply use the online room planner to design your dream sewing room, print and fill out the entry form, and take it to your local Koala Retailer by December 31, 2013 for your chance to win.  More information and links can be found at:  http://mykoalastudio.com/koala-christmas-sweepstakes/

Enjoy A Year’s Worth Of Quilting Ideas On One Compilation CD

Compilation CD

The Quilt and Sew Shop now offers compilation CDs of all your favorite quilting and sewing magazines. Each CD contains a year’s worth of inspiration, tips, and patterns in one easy, convenient space.  Choose from magazines such as Quiltmaker, Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery, and more. For more information or to order a copy, visit:  http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/category/compilation-cds/?r=111313&utm_source=QN_Nov13_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=111313_QASS_CompCDs