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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A MUST-HAVE FOR ANYONE WHO DOES APPLIQUE!

Today I’d like to show you some new items in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  When someone first showed me these Perfect Circles by Karen Kay Buckley, I thought, how can they work?  Won’t the fabric slide around when you are trying to iron the circles in place?
Then one of my fellow quilters explained that the way you do it is, you gather the fabric around the template before you use starch and iron it.  It's much like making a YoYo.
Here I placed a bobbin next to the circles to help you judge size.

I tried it and was amazed.  Now it is a snap to make perfect circles in no time.  And it is very easy to remove the template before you appliqué the circle onto your block.  Look how nice mine look on the first try!
 There are at least 60 templates in each bag as well as a metal ring to hold them, which is very nice because it is so easy to lose these small plastic templates.  I’ve asked Chris to get some of the larger templates in the store as that will be helpful when making the large circles on the Whimsical Garden quilt which I blogged here.
 Also in the shop are these lovely fabrics.  This dottie fabric is called Doodle Zoo by RJR Fabrics.
 This lovely collection is called Bloom Modern by In The Beginning.  
There are lots of new quilting books in the store too.  Stop in and take a look!

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
 

  • Jodi Barrows, author and creator of the amazing Square in a Square technique, will lecture, demo and have a Trunk Show at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Thursday, April 11th from 6-9 p.m. Call the Shop to reserve your seat as space is limited.
  • The Spring Fling Shop Hop will be held the week of April 12-20.  Seven shops are participating.  Daily drawings for $20 gift certificates from each shop.  Someone will be the winner of the grand prize: a Janome Sewing Machine!   Get your passport now for only $5. 
  • Quilters Road Trip will be held during the months of April, May, and June.  Twelve area shops are participating.  You get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate each month at each shop.  Also available will be new projects, patterns and giveaways.  Passports are only $5.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Did you know Sew Many Ways has a BOM going?  You can find the March block here.  The February block and information on this BOM can be found here.  

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

4 comments:

Indigo Blue said...

Looks like an excellent little gadget. Not seen those in the UK.

Mama Pea said...

I have some of those and love them. They are great. Looks like some great new stuff i the shop!

Ellie Q said...

Love the dot fabrics! And the circle makers--cool!

Miss Nancy said...

Great tool for applique! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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.