Ok, I'll admit it. I've had this little ruler for a few weeks now but just didn't have the time to have a play.
Yesterday I sat down with it and had a ball!! Not only did it make trimming back the seams on this gorgeous little foundation pieced Economy patch a breeze, it also helped me rotary cut pieces for a hand-piecing project - without shaving the template plastic!
I'm pretty sold on this new tool and will be demonstrating it on Saturday at 11am and again at 2pm. So come along and see how it works.
If you enjoy (or have even thought about) foundation piecing or hand piecing - this is a must add to your tool box!
How could I resist these great colours and fabrics? They take me to my happy place! Bright, scrappy and happy, this quilt doesn't take itself too seriously - it reminds me of lazy summer days, picnics, kids playing in the park and all those good things. :-)
The pattern will be ready shortly after Easter (just the final proof-reading to do) and kits will be available shortly after that. We're waiting on the background fabric which is somewhere on the road to us right now. :-)
Measuring 58" (147cm) square, it can be made in a variety of fabrics from reproduction through to 30's (which this mostly is). If you're not into applique, choose a fabric (maybe the same as the borders) to pop in the centre instead. A great stash buster too as it uses mostly fat 1/16's.
Expressions of interest in both the pattern and the kits welcome. Costing will follow next week for the kits. The pattern will be $12.00.
We all love seeing gorgeous stitcherys on bags, quilts, labels and wall-hangings but sometime we just don't know where to start! Let Sue show you how to achieve beautiful results with this cute sampler that can be framed once it's finished. A great addition to your décor as well adding to your knowledge. :-)
The course will cover the following stitches: Blanket stitch Back stitch French Knots/ Colonial Knots Stem Stitch Chain Stitch Fly Stitch Running Stitch Lazy Daisy
Sue has sewn a number of our samples, including Snuggle Bugs and Forget-Me-Not- Garden which are both currently in the shop.
This is a four week course run on Wednesday evenings.
Date: Wednesday, 3rd May, 10 May, 17 May and 24 May Time: 6pm -9pm Tutor: Sue Betts Cost: $78.00 per person, which covers the cost of the tutor and tea/coffee/cake. Class requirements are for you own cost, although we will have a basic kit available.