Monday, February 28, 2011

Deb Tucker Tools

I have been working on my 'Patriots In Petticoats' BOM. Some bias squares finish 1 and 1/4" so I am getting used to sewing small. I have found the 'Tucker Trimmer II' useful as it squares up bias squares based on quarter inches. The 'Tucker Trimmer' is used for even number measurements and 1/2" increments. I like the rulers because the trimming lines are easier to see and I make fewer miscuts. The orange-purple star uses the 1 1/4" bias square trimmer and so the block finishes 2 1/4".
Then, I decided to try the 'Wing Clipper'. I haven't used it much so for fun I tried making the sawtooth star using the smallest cut, 1' by 1 1/2". The block finishes 2"! I sewed the flying geese larger and used the ruler to trim them to size.
These experiments are tests for my HP Guild President's Challenge so I won't show more until it is done and handed in.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Grinch is Here!

The Robert Kaufman line of fabric based on Dr Seuss' Grinch stealing Christmas arrived today. We have the full line of cotton and a few of the flannel line. I hope to make a small flannel quilt as a store sample and kit it up for the Shop Tour in April.

If you read this and want a personal preview, let me know when you are here and I can give you a peek.... or maybe even part with some early...

Monday, February 14, 2011

February Clearance

Here is a reminder that we are trying to downsize old stock this month.

All sale fabric on bolts is $5 per metre.
Sale fat quarters are lowered from $2 to $1.
Batting pieces are half the marked price.
Remnants are half the lowest price.

I keep adding bolts to the sale shelf and fat quarters to the sale box. All help in clearing out the old is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quilters' Shop Tour 2011

The passports are ready for the shop tour. Book April 14 to 16 for a wonderful time with quilting friends!.

I am trying to put the logo on here but am having trouble so will try again next week. I am teaching a Bargello Bag class tomorrow and need to prepare.....