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Friday, May 28, 2010

BACK FROM MARKET WITH NEW TOOLS AND IDEAS

Leaves Galore is the name of the new ruler that will make your life easier. Above, Chris, owner of the Attic Window Quilt Shop, demonstrates this new tool. It comes in three different sizes. Sue Pelland has designed these new rulers to make your leaf cutting easier. These rulers are also great for cutting stems and vines, flower petals, etc. It seems there are endless possibilities. Watch Sue’s video demonstration here. Better still, stop in at the Attic Window to take a peek at all the wonderful things you can do with this new tool.

When Chris was at market she took some classes, one of which was Penny Haren’s Pieced Appliqué class. Above are the samples that Chris made. These blocks just shout "look at me" something my piecing usually does not do. Notice the sharp points and the perfect circle. I can’t wait to learn this interesting technique. Watch for an upcoming class.

The Pink Penguin has a nice tutorial for placemats. Make these quick and easy placemats out of scraps or make them out of the new summer fabrics to use on your deck or patio or to take on your next picnic or when camping.

Until next time,
Caroll

6 comments:

Betweens said...

this is something like the "wave" ruler!! my mom and her groupies use it for marking their quilts for quilting as well

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Thanks again for a great post. The information you share is great. Wish we had a quilt shop here that was this ready to share. No LQS in my town anymore. Happy Quilting, Karen

paulette said...

Wow!! I love this ruler- went to your shop and couldn't find it?? Where do I look?
Paulette

Allie said...

That ruler looks fun! Love the blocks!

Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

I have one of these zig zag rulers in the larger size. Never thought about using it to make leaves. Great tip.

Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

I have one of these zig zag rulers in the larger size. Never knew that I could use it to make leaves. Great tip.

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.