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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH ONE RULER/TOOL

Have you seen all the special rulers out lately?  I’d love to try them, but hate spending money on a ruler that I will use only once.  The other day Chris gave me the Wedge Ruler by Creative Grids and told me to play with it.  So I did. 
Much to my surprise, I found that there are lots of wonderful patterns for using these various rulers in the shop.  I chose this pattern above.  However, after the first couple blocks I decided not to make an entire quilt and made the table topper in the first picture.
Then I took a second look at the pattern that comes with the ruler and decided to use my scraps to make that block.  It made a nice table topper.
I liked that pattern so much that I got some brighter fabrics and made another table runner.  I really like this one.
Then I thought, what else can I do with this ruler?  I made the wedge square and then placed wonky strips across the bottom of each block and came up with this cute block with the star in the middle.  This was such a fun ruler that now I’d like to make the large quilt in the first pattern that I showed you.  I would recommend getting this ruler and looking at all the new patterns for using these rulers in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

SNOW DAYS:  FREE Snowman Pattern during the month of January*   Specials for the month:
  • Week of Jan. 13-18 – Patterns – Buy one and get one of equal or lesser value at ½ off.
  • Week of 20-25 – Notions – 15% off.
  • Week of Jan. 27-31 – Fabrics – Buy three yards and get one yard free of equal or lesser value!
  • *Does not include sale items.
  • Reminder – All handmade consignment baskets are $5 off during the month of January.


DON’T FORGET: 
  • The Heart of Winter Tour is February 8th.  Call the shop to make your reservation as space is limited and the bus is filling up fast!
  • A Stitch-In with a Mystery Block will be held Saturday, Jan. 18th from 10-5. 
  • You won’t want to miss the Easy Heart Ornament class on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 1-2. 
  • So many of you have asked about this – A Folded Star class will be held Thursday, Jan. 23 from 1-4. 
  • You can’t have too many bags!  Lee Ann is teaching a Strip Street Bag class on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10-3.
  • For those who just like to sew, come sew with us when we have another Stitch-In on Friday, Jan. 24, from 10-5 and/or the UFO Day on Monday, Jan. 27th, from 10-5.
  • As always, call the Shop to reserve your spot.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:   Stitched In Color has a tutorial for making a journal cover.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

Annie said...

Fascinating play. These are all great variations with the ruler! Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

I also hesitate to buy a ruler for one quilt or block, but will buy it if there are several cute patterns that use the ruler. Doing up small samples of different things you can do with the ruler is a great idea!

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.