Thursday, February 13, 2014

Quilt Facing Instructions

This was demonstrated at the guild meeting this week. Here are the written instructions!

Cut 4 strips   2 1/2 inches: 2 for the width and 2 for the length.

Fold over 1/4 inch hem on one long side of each strip.

Choose 2 opposite sides of the quilt. On the front of the quilt lay the facing strips, right sides together and raw edges even.

With a 1/4 seam, sew the short end, the long side and the short end. Use a single diagonal stitch at the corners.

Cut 2 inches off the remaining two strips.

Lay strips on the remaining sides. Right sides together, raw edges even. Stitch a 1/4 seam.

Press the sides out and stay stitch close to the edge. Also do this along the first two sides (you will only be able to do a partial stay stitch on these)

Clip the corners on a diagonal.

Now turn the whole shebang to the back. Push out the corners to make a sharp point. Iron well.

Slip stitch facing to the back of the quilt.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Red Work Embroidery Class - Not too Late!

It’s not too late to sign up for
Friends - A Red Work Embroidery Class taught by Leslie Peterson:
10 AM to 2 PM     Saturday, February 15, 2014
At Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church on Jefferson in Midland. 
This is a class that anyone, any skill level can enjoy.  In this class you will learn twelve stitches, how to attach beading, thread types and uses and needle techniques to make a very finished and professional piece.  You will, also, learn how to color tint your fabric in three ways, all of which will be permanent and washable.  A kit will be provided for this class.
Cost:  $20 per student for a four hour class + Kit:  $15 per student = $35

Finished Edge Workshop

Sign up at the February meeting for

Sue Nickel’s Workshop on

April 9, 2014   9 AM – 4 PM

At Our Redeemer Church


The Finished Edge
Beginner/Intermediate -

Sue and her sister, Pat Holly, incorporate unique finishes for their award winning collaborative quilts as well as their own personal quilts. Learn how to create these unique finishes for your own quilts. A mini-quilt will be used for practicing these creative finishes. Sue will take you step by step through the unique scalloped edge and a wonderful loopy edge binding and, in demo-format, you will learn traditional and piped bindings. Your mini-quilt will be a reference for future projects.   
This project will require the preparation of a mini quilt prior to class.  Instruction and a supply list should be available at the February Quilters Squared meeting and sent or emailed to those who sign up.
Cost: $35