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Showing posts from July, 2011

August Guild Meeting

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 is our next guild meeting at The Sewing Studio from 10am-12pm.  Since there was no guild meeting in July, there will be drawings for the July Block of the Month (disappearing four patch) as well as the August Block of the Month (wonky star).  Specifics for the Jay McCarrollHabitat Challenge will be discussed and fabric will be available to participating members.  Don't forget to bring money for the quilt basket raffle and items for Show and Tell.  See you soon!

July Sew Day

We had a small group, but had lots of fun.  Terry taught us how to make her easy placemats.  (I got 4 done).  As usual, the food was great, too.

July Sew Day

Don't forget this Saturday, July 16th is Sew Day!  As usual, we will meet at the Dr. Phillips/Southwest Branch of the Orlando Public Library from 10am to 4:45pm.  Terry will show us how to make her "Quick and Easy Placemat".  If you are interested in making one, please refer to this post for more information on supplies needed.

Leave a comment if you plan to attend and what shared item (extension cord, cutting mat, food, iron, ironing board, etc.) you will bring.  Hope you can make it as Sew Day is always a great day!

July 16 SewDay Demo

Terry will show us how to make her "Quick and Easy Placemat".

For EACH placemat you will need: * One piece of batting measuring 13" x 18" * One piece of accent fabric about 11" x 16" * One piece of background fabric 19" x 24" 
Whatever size you want the placemat to be, the background fabric needs to be

6" longer/wider than the batting. Whatever size you want the placemat to be, the accent fabric needs to be a bit smaller than the batting. You can probably make a set of 4 in one day.

August Block of the Month

The block of the month for August is a Wonky Star.  Your block should measure 12.5" square unfinished when done.  The color scheme for these blocks is black and white with a primary color thrown in.

To make mine, I used the Silly BooDilly's tutorial which can be found here.   When choosing the 13 squares of fabric, keep in mind that the background squares are to be white and the fabric for the center square and the star points can be any combination of black and white along with a primary color.  For the sample block, I used red as the primary color, but yellow or blue may also be used.
Bring your August block(s) to the August 3rd meeting at the Sewing Studio.  For each block you make, you will get a chance to take home all the blocks!