Visit the Mentors Table at the Monthly General Meetings where Cheri demonstrates fun quilt making techniques as well as shortcuts, tips and tricks, and much more. Come to the meetings to see what Cheri has planned next.
This month Cheri showed a great Fall table runner. It uses all the colors of Fall so it does double duty; beautiful on the table and uses up lots of scraps. Get your Cornbread & Beans Quilting free pattern here. . .
She also showed how Bootleg Spray starch really helps when you are ironing your blocks. Did you pick up a copy of how you can "bootleg" your own? No? Well here it is:
"Bootleggers' Spray Starch - Mix 1 part any kind of vodka with 8 parts water. The cheap stuff works just fine unless you plan on drinking the leftover. Place in a spray bottle, label and shake to mix. Use distilled water if you normally use distilled water."
Did you know? When you visit Cheri's table you can win a little prize, get a free pattern, or pick up a recipe. Be sure and stop by and visit with Cheri.
Cheri Heinecke - demonstrates a new way to rip those seams quickly using an eyebrow trimmer. She also gave us a great tip using micro-fiber cloths. When laundering our new fabrics, toss in a micro fiber cloth or two and watch it collect loose threads. Use it in our regular laundry too because quilters always have lots of loose threads hanging around.
Her third suggestion was to apply "Nexcare" medical tape to be backs of our rulers; the tape texture holds on to fabric so it will not slip. Better than those "bumpy" little plastic stick-ems!
At this month's general meeting several members were shown how to make the plarn used in making the sleeping mats for our homeless vets. The sleeping mats are in conjunction with the Stand Down program being featured this year.
Today Susan Joy demonstrated how truly easy it is to create Anita's Arrowhead Block quilt. From a simple block comes this magical quilt. Sew 2 squares face-to-face, cut into pieces, rearrange and watch the magic happen! Susan Joy also supplied the link to download here:
Susan Joy Noyes showed us the Trellis Quilt that she had made. She stated that it look complicated, but was
really easy to do. Susan does a great job showing us a new quilt pattern each month at her mentors’ table.
2019 - 2020
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