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July 24 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Hi all, Iím running a day late this week Ė my apologies, but Iíve been head down you know what up, sewing like the clappers and getting some things done! Yesterday was our Sisters of Stitch gathering day and of course it was a wonderfully noisy get-together.

I love before and after articles. You know the ones Ė before and after sewing rooms, bathrooms, and makeovers of ordinary people like me. Well, Iíve got my own before and after to show you. (Donít get too excited, not a makeover of me unfortunately. THAT would take a resurrection shuffle of huge proportions!!LOL).

My dining chairs are in good condition but the cushions have had their day and have really needed to be replaced for a number of years. Well, we bit the bullet and have reupholstered them ourselves and wow, weíre so pleased with our efforts. I took a picture, pop over to my blog and see for yourself. Hereís the link: http://whenlifehandsyouscraps.blogspot.com.au/. Weíve saved a lot of money (which I can spend on fabric!) and will get another five years of life from the dining chairs. Yeah!!

Thanks to the quilters who have contributed to the forum conversation regarding your three favourite quilting tips that are worth sharing. Iíve re-posted those answers onto an article for all to see and benefit from. So come on quilters, I know thereís lots of you out there that have great tip ideas that would be great to share.

Hop onto the forum and give us your tips. If youíre hesitant to get on the forum, you can email me personally on quilting@bellaonline.com and Iíll put them up on the forum for you. Hereís the forum conversation: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

I had a request for cloth slipper patterns so have posted an article with lots and lots of free cloth slippers patterns for those that are interested. Hereís the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art181014.asp

So, onto my goodies for this week. Have fun!

https://sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/re-imagine-renovate-laminated-toiletry-travel-bag a pretty toiletry bag that will make a nice gift.

http://www.theworldgeography.com/2012/04/11-of-most-incredible-cliff-buildings.html beware - if youíre afraid of heights!

http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/flossy-dust-bunnys-cousin.html a pretty bunny pincushion, those wascally wabbits!!

http://www.filminthefridge.com/2009/06/24/quartered-squares-a-modified-bento-box-block-tutorial/ a modified bento box tutorial

http://mestvirkat.blogspot.ie/2012/11/virkade-lock.html what a great idea for storing yarn neatly as you knit/crochet (You will need to click the translate button for this one)

http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/10/make-your-own-floral-suitcase-.html spruce up your old suitcases with your favorite fabric

http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2012/11/portable-first-aid-kit-sewing-tutorial.html a first aide kit with attitude!

http://blueelephantstitches.blogspot.ca/2012/01/granny-square-quilt-block-tutorial.html an oldie but a good tutorial on how to achieve this

http://www.justcraftyenough.com/2012/04/project-by-your-side-ironing-board a very handy craft ironing board

Thatís all Iíve got for you this week quilters. I do hope that you are getting some quilting time during your busy week. So take care till next time,
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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