Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brrrrrrr -Wrap Up

Hello Brrrrrrrrrr girls. Several of you have asked about a "makeup" day. No, we are not doing facials... sorry, but we are going to finish up our snowman. I will meet anyone intersted down at the church to finish up our project. This will be Sat. Nov. 21 at 9:00 am. til noon if we need it.

You will need:
1 - finished front panel. Borders finished and any applique work done.
2 - Batting. (For wall hangings I use a heavy Batting like "Warm and Natural")
3 - Backing - anything will work, muslin, cotton
Both Backing and Batting should be approx. 25"x30"
4 - Binding Fabric - 3 pieces cut 2 1/2" by WOF (width of Fabric)
5 - Scrap piece of fabric if you want to make a rod pocket to hang it, or ties.

* if you have basting spray bring it. I will bring mine to share if you don't.

If you want to complete your snowman, bring any embellishments that you want to use to decorate..after we have quilted; Buttons for eyes, pom poms, The scarf pieces and button, etc. We will photograph our group and projects together for our blog.
Please let me know if you plan to attend. Thanks!

We will need the irons,extension cords, and of course, your sewing machines, scissors, and our Favorite!! the Seam ripper - Just in case :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

What to do next...

After you have finished sewing the borders on your wall hanging ... you have the option of adding a few fabric applique items.. pom pom, nose, body buttons or heart etc. I use fusible webbing and iron them on. I suggest you sew these down, for instance a blanket stitch around the edge. This will stabilize the piece and it won't curl up on the edges etc. But remember this is optional. You can do this by hand or machine. note: You can do a satin stitch as well..(zig zag works if you shorten up the stitch length on your machine) This step works best if done before quilting.

* We will add the final embellishments - the button eyes, mouth, scarf w/button or any other embellishment that is not sewn into the piece, after the wall hanging is quilted.

How do your calendars look for the next time we can get together and finish? Call me if you need help leaving comments. I can meet This Saturday morning the 7th.. Or Tuesday or Wed. night. I am committed the rest of the month on Saturdays. Have a awesome day QT's!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Quilting QT's busy at Work

Here we are on Saturday gathered around and enjoying our first 2009 project on Halloween morning. Brr.. Snowman is coming together! I loved seeing all the colors and how they all worked out. How awesome all of our projects were looking. Funny how not one of us did not use the seam ripper! AKA reverse sewing!

Let's look at our schedules to see when we can get together to finish our "shared" charms snowman! What a fun DAY!!!!!!