Friday, March 1, 2013

Last Minute Change of Plans

Poor Rhonda had to take an emergency dentist appointment tomorrow morning so you are all stuck with me (Amy) for the "curves" workshop.  Because I don't sew curves by hand, we are going to change the plan a bit.

I am going to bring my Sizzix die cutting machine and a couple of dies.  You can bring your precut material and feed it through the cutter to cut enough fabric for a pillow cover (that will allow everyone a chance to use the machine).  You will have two choices.  You can either cut Bottle shapes or Drunkard's Path blocks. 

I used the bottles to make the pillow above.  If you would like to cut bottle shapes, bring your fabric ironned and precut into rectangles measuring 7" x 3 1/2".  I believe that I used 36 pieces for the pillow above.

I'm sure that mot of you are familiar with the Drunkard's Path block. It can be arranged in a number of ways. I used it in one of the more traditional ways in the pillow above.  For that pillow, I cut 16 quarter circles and 16 backgrounds.  A quick google search will give you many ideas.

For Drunkard's Path blocks, you should cut your fabric to 8" x 4 1/2" to cut a set of 2 quarter circles.  Cut your fabric to 6 3/4" x 5" to cut a set of two background pieces.

If you would like to bring your machine,  you can begin assembling them at the meeting.  I will demonstrate how to assemble both blocks.  Please help out by bringing extension cords. I will bring two power strips, an ironning board and iron.  There is no need for cutting mats or rotary cutters.

If you have any questions at all, please ask.

We have a number of important things on our agenda so I hope we will have a good crowd.  We will be talking about charity quilts, a possible Kokka swap, and handing out fabric for the next guild challenge.

I'll see you all tomorrow.  Paula and I are providing snack--lemon squares and lemonade (we are thinking of brighter less wintery days!)

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