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Saturday, August 18, 2018

HAVE YOU TRIED THIS?

 You might remember that I shared with you here, that Cathy was experimenting with Kraft-Tex.  It is a paper product that combines the best of leather and fabric! It's durable and textured like leather, but made of a paper product that can be cut, sewn, and washed like fabric. It can be embossed, embroidered, painted, dyed, drawn on, and more. Above is the coupon holder that Cathy made. Cathy said, "I played with markers and water color pastels first, then washed, dried and ironed it.  After all that, Cathy said it was still sturdy and very much usable. She also did the stitching around the coupon holder.  She said it was easy and she had no problem stitching on this product.
Where Cathy wrote "Receipt," she used a black marker and it did not hold up when washed.
 Cathy said that she did find that the Pentel Permanent Fabric Marker did work very well and lasted through the washing.

Thank you Cathy for sharing with us.  This information is good to know.  I'm looking forward to seeing what else you do with this product.

You can purchase Kraft-Tex at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above Cathy used the gray.  You can also find it in beautiful bright colors at the shop.  For more information about how to use this product you might want to watch the videos here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • AQS is here in Grand Rapids August 22- 25
  • The West Michigan Quilter's Guild show is October 5 and 6 at the Delta Plex, 9-5 each day.
  • The Second Annual Country Fair Road Tour 2018 is October 11, 12, and 13.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
    • NOTE:  The Attic Window Quilt Shop is having a SPECIAL during the month of August.  Pay $5 and come to any or all Stitch-ins during this month of August. 
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, August 17 & 18
  • Bee, Tuesday, August 21
  • Civil War BOM, Tuesday, August 21
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, August 23
  • Stitch-In, Friday & Saturday, August 24 & 25
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,  
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A READER SHARES

I was thrilled to hear from Marjorie, a reader from Utah.  Here is what she wrote:

"Hi Caroll,
I hope your summer is cool and you have finished lots of projects.
I have been busy getting projects finished.  I finished the challenge for the state fair.... It was using yellow.  I don't do much yellow so it was a long process.
The attached photo is my 11" quilt for the quilt guild challenge.  I used Nadine Ruggles book Inchies for inspiration.  Each little piece is one inch square!
It was a lot of fun.  I hope to make more and make pins out of them and give them as gifts for friends."

Marjorie, Thank you so much for sending this picture.  I can't believe your quilt is made with one inch squares.  I don't know how you work with such small pieces.  Your quilt is stunning.  I love seeing what other quilters do and thank you again for sharing with us!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • AQS is here in Grand Rapids August 22- 25
  • The West Michigan Quilter's Guild show is October 5 and 6 at the Delta Plex, 9-5 each day.
  • The Second Annual Country Fair Road Tour 2018 is October 11, 12, and 13.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
    • NOTE:  The Attic Window Quilt Shop is having a SPECIAL during the month of August.  Pay $5 and come to any or all Stitch-ins during this month of August. 
  • Sampler, Monday, August 13
  • Sampler, Tuesday, August 14
  • Bee, Tuesday, August 14
  • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, August 14
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, August 16
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, August 17 & 18
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, August 10, 2018

STITCH-IN FUN

I attended the Stitch-In at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today and had so much fun.  I learned a lot, laughed a lot, and met a new friend.  Above Kathy shows us the quilt she is working on.  This quilt was a BOM a year or so ago.  Kathy bought the leftover kits and got to work.
This is another section of her quilt.  I love the colors.  This quilt will be stunning.
Cathy M. made some more Fold It Hold It bags for Dégagé Ministries.  
Then she made this!
Since this is Cathy's first project with this "fabric" she chose an easy-to-make coupon holder.
 She used Kraft Tex Paper Fabric.  Cathy says you can wash it, wrinkle it, sew it, and paint on it.  She said she will do a lot of testing with her coupon holder.  She promises to send before and after pictures so we can see what happens after it is washed and painted.  Can't wait to see what she does.
This gray is what Cathy used today.
The Attic Window Quilt Shop has Kraft Tex in these beautiful colors too!
Chris (shop owner) showed me a quilt in a magazine.  It was a Dresden made scrappy.  I thought how much fun it would be if everyone came to the shop with their scraps and made a scrappy Dresden.  I used the 30 deg. Squedge ruler which I got at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It is large and I wanted to make large blocks for this project.  Next I'm going to make a smaller Dresden for the center.  I'll keep you posted as this project develops.

I also worked on these blocks.  When I saw the blocks at the top of the pictures that Chris had made (the ones with red borders) and noticed she had lots of fabric, I decided to make some blocks too.  However, as you may remember, my piecing skills leave a lot to be desired.  I'm not sure I've ever made a log cabin block before.  I did do one in paper piecing years ago, but this was different.  In fact, if you look closely, you can see that my red center square is in the wrong place.  But Chris came to my rescue and showed me how to do these correctly and easily.  Chris is a fantastic teacher and is so willing to help when you are having a problem.  She sent me home with fabric and new knowledge and now I have to get to my sewing room and make blocks!  There is another Stitch-In tomorrow.  Come join the fun!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • AQS is here in Grand Rapids August 22- 25
  • The West Michigan Quilter's Guild show is October 5 and 6 at the Delta Plex, 9-5 each day.
  • The Second Annual Country Fair Road Tour 2018 is October 11, 12, and 13.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, August 11  
    • NOTE:  The Attic Window Quilt Shop is having a SPECIAL during the month of August.  Pay $5 and come to any or all Stitch-ins during this month of August. 
  • Sampler, Monday, August 13
  • Sampler, Tuesday, August 14
  • Bee, Tuesday, August 14
  • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, August 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:

  • Quilt Fabrication has a tutorial for pinwheel place mats that would be great for the Christmas Holidays.  
  • Caroll, 
    Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.