Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Here are the pictures and info from our meeting in August at Rachel's home. Thank you to both Rachel and Susan who helped make this a very fun meeting!
Kelly made this quilt using a charm pack and outline quilted each square.
Darla washed and hung to dry this quilt top that had bled. She pre-treated it with Oxiclean and it came out beautifully.
This is a Pick 6 quilt that Darla made and quilted it on her home sewing machine.
Nancy C. made this quilt using Sam I Am fabric on the back and also made a pillowcase to go with it.
this is the back
Nancy C. also made this using embroidered aprons. She designed her own pattern.
Maurene made this scrappy 9-patch for her great granddaughter's wedding.
Lenette made this dresden fan quilt top
Lenette also made this All Around the Neighborhood quilt which is from designer Kimber Bell. The one below is from the same designer. Quilted Works in St. George has kits for these with the laser cut shapes.
Rachel made this wool stitchery for a tray.
Rachel also made all of these aprons for Christmas gifts this year. They are all reversible.
Susan made this wool Halloween wall hanging.
Rachel made this quilt
Jeanie made this jelly roll race quilt. Both this quilt and the one below have minky on the back.
Here is another jelly roll race quilt Jeanie made.
Kelly made this jean and batik quilt and used the seams from the jeans in a creative way. She used the pattern below for the jean quilt.
Susan made this Halloween Farm Truck wool stitchery
Susan set everything up for us to make our fall project.
This is the project we made.
These are other projects for ideas and inspiration.
LUNCH-follow the links for the recipes
Freshly baked cookies
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
May 2018 Material Girls Idaho meeting held at Darla Birch's home. Darla showed us many organizing tips and ideas for our sewing rooms and projects. These tidying and organizing tips were very inspirational. Thank you, Darla.
~~ organize patterns in binders in page protectors--put small patterns on a ring ~~fold fabric over a ruler--this helps you know the dimensions of the piece along with a very good fold ~~take a picture of your quilts, print and label them in a photo album, this is a great method for documentation and remembering! Darla has taken a picture of every quilt she has made. ~~use see thru plastic containers for thread keeping ~~ *see more organizing tips below.
*More organizing tips:
~~use the thread holders that attached to the wall with pegs, placing spools of thread on each peg.
~~can made a ruler holder by using a piece of wood and cutting slits to make slots to hold the rulers
~~can attach a strip to the wall that has hooks on it to keep scissors, etc tools
~~make fabric baskets, each a different color, keep small scraps is each color coordinating basket. There are many ideas for making these baskets on pinterest, including free tutorials on how to construct them.
~~a label maker can be a game changer...use it for labeling all plastic containers, boxes, tins and baskets.
~~Wool storage in plastic bins with handles is a must...the shorter height, long bins can be stored under tables or a bed.
Thank You, Darla and Caren Beal for a yummy lunch of salads and homemade rolls!
See you all next month, Wednesday, June 27. Caren Beal is hosting with helper: Nancy F.
Upcoming Schedule: July 25th...hosting: Monica Campbell with helper: Diane S.
August 29th...hosting: Jeanie Farnworth with helper: Lenette P.