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December 17 2009 Quilting Newsletter

Hello everyone, it’s Quilters Quarters time again. I hope you are all managing with the madness of this time of year. My darling and I went present shopping this morning and it was bedlam, absolute bedlam. Getting a park was like winning the lottery, and getting out with our MasterCard still in tact was an achievement to be proud of. And we are still speaking to each other – a miracle!!

(Note to self: next year start doing your Christmas shopping before you hear Christmas carols). Hmmm, it’s a good idea….

Anyway, even though it’s a mad time, I’m actually getting some sewing done. I’ve made five weighted blankets over the past few days, and it’s getting so easy, I do not need the instructions anymore. I’m using fabric that has been donated and it’s fabulous for these types of coverings. A little heavier than usual patchwork fabric, which means it’s able to withstand the rigors of washing in a machine.

Last week I posted another installment of last minute patchwork and quilting ideas for Christmas. I’ve had so many requests, I spent some time surfing the net and gathering these various sites for you to have a look at. Here’s the link to that article:http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2268.asp

I had a question a few weeks ago about how to repair a warped cutting board, and I only ended up with a few suggestions. Anyone else know what to do? Here’s the link to that question on the forum. Feel free to let us know your suggestions:http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

I have a few gifts for you this week and they are more ideas for last minute Christmas gifts. I hope you enjoy them.

http://wipster.blogspot.com/2009/11/making-christmas-prezzies-gardening.html Gardening bucket bag
http://susanheim.blogspot.com/2009/11/fun-thanksgiving-activities-for-kids.html Button Serviette holders
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/23673/how-to-make-a-very-quick-table-runner-for-the-holidays a quickie table runner.

Well, dear friends, I will say adieu to you for now, I hope the next week isn’t too mad for you all and that you are able to spend a little time creating for yourselves. Take care, and I’ll speak with you next week.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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