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April 3 2013 Quilting Newsletter


Hello quilters, welcome to another edition of the weekly Quilters Quarters newsletter from Bellaonline. I hope this newsletter finds you well.

Well, Easter is over for another year, and thank goodness. No more chocolate eggs begging to be eaten! We didnít go anywhere this year. We donít usually go anywhere because itís always madness on the roads, with everyone rushing to get to their destination and then rushing to get back again. Not having children at home means weíre not stuck with travelling at school holidays and itís very nice to head off at a more leisurely pace and at quieter times. I got some sewing and some cleaning done and feel on top of things again. Not sure how long that feeling will last!!

I wrote another article in my series on Colour Theory for Quilters last Sunday. This article is particularly about Split complimentary Colour Schemes. Hereís the link for your interest: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180085.asp

Weíve been having a chat fest on at the forum Ė weíre talking T-shirt Quilting at the moment. Hereís the link:
http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/forums/43/1/Quilting

Iíve spent some time over Easter sourcing some interesting links for you. Hope you have some fun and find something useful.

http://www.crookedbrains.net/2011/06/creative-ways-to-reuse-denim.html weíve all got old jeans we canít bear to throw out Ė hereís some great ideas

http://www.clothworks.com/blog/index.php/bias-tape-shoelace-tutorial/ bespoke shoe laces, great gift idea

http://ellisonlane.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/improv-log-cabin-tutorial-scrappy-stash.html lovely log cabin tutorial and great use of scraps

http://www.meetthedubiens.com/2011/09/fall-button-branch.html something to use those buttons up!

http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2012/11/how-to-shape-sharp-corner.html making a sharp corner when turning seams is a real issue for me Ė hereís a tutorial to improve your technique.

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/11/worlds-longest-tree-top-walk-bavarian-forest-national-park-germany/ so how badly did you want to see the view?

http://momspark.net/shoe-makeover-graceful-lace/ got some flatties that need sprucing up? Hereís a great idea

http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/machine-binding-tutorial.html how to make machine binding.

http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/pin-cushion-that-protects-your-pins.html another cute pincushion

Iíll say cheerio for another week. I hope you manage to find some time to get some sewing done during your busy week. If not, at least flick through some quilt books!!LOL.

Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
http://Quilting.bellaonline.com

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