Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Batting Seam Tape

Here is the first of 24 ideas for Christmas gifts for your favourite quilter.

Batting tape is a fusible tape to use with batting scraps. Butt same type batting pieces together and fuse with this tape. At $6.59 per 10 yard roll, it would be worth using for larger pieces of batt to make up a queen size and be more even than one pieced with a zigzag stitch.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spot has arrived!

We have been waiting for this line of fabric since seeing it at Quilt Market in Minneapolis last May. Children have been enjoying Eric Hill's lift-the-flap adventures with Spot and his family for 25 years. There is a free pattern using the Spot line at http://www.andoverfabrics.com/

The panels make perfect 20 inch pillows for cuddle time. I'm off to make mine now....

'Hot Cakes' Oven Mitts

At the quilting retreat, I decided the first project would be something fast so I would accomplish one thing. So I made these oven mitts from the pattern by 'Susie C Shore Designs'.
We will have a class on Monday December 6 at 9am. The $20 for the class includes the pattern. I can make a kit for anyone who wants one. Use insulated batting for protection.

They are so much fun to make! I want to make one for all my family this Christmas. I can't wait to decide which 'icing' fits each family.

Off to bake cupcakes...