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Monday, April 25, 2016

HOT TIP FROM READER

Kathy, a reader, and I were recently sharing comments about a bag that I wanted to make and that she is in the process of making with her granddaughter.  We were motivated by a video on Missouri Quilt Company & Crafty Gemini.  Kathy said though the video stressed using double sided fusible foam stabilizer, she used non-fusible.  She thought stitching it with the sew and flip method would work.

She said, "I also found my vintage Singer 15-91 machine the best one for moving through the thickness as we had trouble with the featherweight."

Here's the tip:  Kathy said that apparently she or her grand daughter did not take enough seam allowance at one spot and a seam started to come apart.  Since she didn't want to spend a lot of time unstitching all those strips, she came up with a solution.  She placed these darling white appliques over the seam and hand stitched them down.  Now no one is the wiser.  I think it adds a touch of charm to the bag.

What a clever idea Kathy.  Thanks for sharing!

 NEW AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP!
  • A new Bee Hive (Bee In The Attic) will be starting.  Organizational meeting Wednesday, April 27th at 10 a.m. Come one come all!  Go here for more information. This meeting should last about an hour.
  • A new Batik BOM is starting on Monday, May 16 at 2-4 or 6-8.  This BOM will last nine months.  The charge of $30/month includes fabric and patterns.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • Make It Take It, Tuesday, April 26
  • Folded Star Ornament, Wednesday, April 27
  • Bee In The Attic, Wednesday, April 27
  • Come Sew With Me, Wednesday, April 27
  • Make It Take It Table Runner, Thursday, April 28
  • Stitch-In, Friday, April 29
  • Snail At Sea, Saturday, April 30 
Be sure and check the calendar on the Sidebar for more happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
  • SOTAK has a tutorial for a lunch box.
 ♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

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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.