July 24 2013 Quilting Newsletter
I love before and after articles. You know the ones – before and after sewing rooms, bathrooms, and makeovers of ordinary people like me. Well, I’ve got my own before and after to show you. (Don’t 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, we’re so pleased with our efforts. I took a picture, pop over to my blog and see for yourself. Here’s the link: http://whenlifehandsyouscraps.blogspot.com.au/. We’ve 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. I’ve re-posted those answers onto an article for all to see and benefit from. So come on quilters, I know there’s 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 you’re hesitant to get on the forum, you can email me personally on firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put them up on the forum for you. Here’s 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. Here’s 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 you’re 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
That’s all I’ve 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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