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Monday, December 7, 2009

FREE STRIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Jerry made this beautiful quilt and you won’t believe how easy she says it is. She said she has baskets of scraps and made this quilt entirely out of those scraps. She said that she just sewed varying widths of scraps together, adding strips until she could cut a 14-inch block. Once she cut the block, she then cut it crosswise from corner to corner and then cut it again from corner to corner. In other words, she made a big X cut across the 14-inch block. Then using two pieces where the strips opposed each other, she sewed the block together. She then put a narrow frame around each block. I forgot to ask, but it looks like she cut the frame strips at 1 or 1 ½ ”. Then she added sashing and a border to make this lovely quilt complete. What a wonderful way to use up those scraps!
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The Attic Window Newsletter is now out. If you have not received it in the mail, or via e-mail, you may download it from the sidebar. It has many new classes, new Bee’s, and additional UFO nights and days. There is also a new Make It & Take It each month that you won’t want to miss.
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Don’t forget the annual New Year’s Day Sale from 10-3. Discounts are between 15% and 75%, so mark this on your calendar now.
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Do you have EQ? Or maybe you’ve asked for the EQ softward for Christmas. I was reading Sew Cal Gal’s blog the other day and learned that Quilts at Jan T’s Utopia has lots of free EQ lessons. Check it out!

Happy Quilting,
Caroll

4 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

That is such a beautiful quilt top. I'm always amazed by the creativity of quilters.

bingo~bonnie said...

I have a thing for strings and most I see I really like - but WOW that one has to be at the top of the BEST ever list! :) It's soooo beautiful!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Miss Nancy said...

Love this quilt, especially the strings and the little white borders before setting in the sashing. The white just sets the blocks off nicely. The quilt is just wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

julesjohn2@yahoo.com said...

Jerry's quilt is lovely. A sister of one of my bee members collects all of our scraps. She then turns them into wonderful quilts that she donates to women's shelters in the area. An even better use of scraps!! If you have some you'd like to donate, email me and I'll send you her info!!

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