Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 2015

Our May meeting was hosted by Nancy F. and we had a wonderful time and learned about a lot of new ideas and products. Be sure to follow the links that are provided so you can learn even more. Here's our show and tell, demos and pics of the great lunch Nancy provided!

Nancy C. made this pumpkin seed grey and yellow quilt  top using the Quilt Smart system. Take a look at the link for an explanation about how to make traditionally difficult patterns, easy.

She used the clear thread on top of the leaves and cut out the interfacing behind them.

This is an iPad holder Nancy C. made.

This turquoise bench pillow was made by Nancy C. also using leftover petals.

She covered buttons for the back.

Nancy C. also made this Potluck quilt using one layer cake and paper pieced the bird in it.

Lenette made this flannel blanket using the self edging method.

Lenette also made this Halloween table topper. 
Diane used this wash away tape to help secure her zippers in the zipper pouches she made below. She said this tape really helped. Here's a tutorial for making them.

Zipper pouches by Diane. 
Darla made this Bad Hair day quilt using what she got from Rachel's giveaway.

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Darla also made this School Days quilt. She made it from a kit she bought in Tucson. 
Nancy F. demonstrated this pattern to us. She also showed us how this pattern includes a QR scanner with each step of the directions so you can get a more thorough explanation on your phone while you're making this. She said it really helped.
Here is Nancy's finished Sew Impressed board and ruler carrier. Nancy gave each of us empty bolt boards so we could make these. Also we need to use 100% cotton batting or Insulbrite since it's a pressing board and it has to be able to resist the heat of the iron.

Maurene made this. It's the second one she's made using this pattern as she is giving it to twin baby girls. Two Peas in a Pod.
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Maurene showed her latest Pizza Box Exchange quilt which Rachel just finished quilting.

Rachel made this boxy bag with pockets using an Annie Unrein pattern.

Rachel was commissioned by a friend who wanted a quilt for her cabin.

This is a queen quilt by Bunny Hill using Thimble Blossom fabric. Rachel used over a hundred yo-yo's to make this. 

Nancy C. demonstrated the recycled market bags. We're going to make these as a group using either poultry bags like this one or recycled fabric of any sort. Start looking for poultry/birdseed/animal feed bags.

This bag she made using a lined skirt. She left the liner on it and used it as the liner of the bag.

Here's a bag she is making using an embroidered dishtowel.
This is a little demo of how the handles are made.

She also demonstrated how to made the box bottom of the bag.

Nancy used a tape that she could write on to add a name to this bag.

This is a product called Kraft Tex that Nancy F. showed us. It's a product that is paper, but it feels like leather, wears like leather and cuts and sews like fabric.