October 16 2013 Quilting Newsletter
Our quilt show is run in conjunction with a Craft Fair and there are many stalls and booths touting their wares. It’s always good to browse these booths at quilt shows to see what’s new and what’s old hat, to see the direction quilting designs are taking etc. It’s always a good form of inspiration, seeing what others are doing.
I personally prefer to shop at my leisure at my local patchwork shops. That way I can support my local supplier and help to keep them in business, and I can choose in my own time, without pushing and shoving and with the help of someone who has the time to spend with me.
There’s a place for both and aren’t we lucky we have them almost at our doorstep!
Last Sunday I posted my review on a new publication from Leisure Arts titled Freezer Paper Quilting. It’s a great book chock full of ideas for using Freezer Paper in quilting and I thoroughly recommend it. Here’s the link to my review: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art181677.asp
I posted a question last week on the forum about the method of critiquing at Quilt Shows. I haven’t received a reply yet. So please, if you would like to contribute – I’d love to hear from you. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
So, onto my goodies for you this week. Have fun!
http://dailynewsdig.com/amazing-swimming-pools-love-dive/ enjoy your browsing on this one.
http://www.sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-accents/scrapbusters-fabric-door-stop-cube another door stop - not very artistic but extremely functional
http://dearemmeline.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/origami-pillow-tutorial.html a really professional cushion cover using origami techniques.
http://www.howjoyful.com/2010/09/sewing-caddy-and-detachable-pincushion-tutorial/ a sewing caddy for under your sewing machine
http://craft-with-confidence.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/easy-peasy-pincushion-mini-tutorial.html three for the price of one!!
http://amyscreativeside.com/2011/08/19/travel-handmade-ipadlaptop-cover-tutorial/ an iPad or laptop cover – easy to make
http://homeofhomemadetreasures.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/crafty-organiser.html don’t let those old jeans go to waste
http://homeofhomemadetreasures.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/tutorial-how-to-make-fabric-hexagons_6.html a great basic tutorial on paper piecing hexagons
http://madebyjoel.com/2013/05/diy-fabric-football.html make a softie football
http://www.johannarundel.de/2013/04/ein-neues-selbstgenaehtes-zuhause-fuer-meine-waescheklammern-oder-ein-tutorial-fuer-ein-waeschklammerbeutel/ a pretty peg bag – tutorial in German, just click the translate button
Well, dear quilting friends, I must away. I have a shopping list a mile long and best get started. I do hope this newsletter finds you with a bit of time on your hands to pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy the browse. Till next week, take care
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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