Like many of our members, I have loved sewing since I was a kid. Sewing anything curved is often more of a challenge, and so I appreciated how this project made it so easy.
Krista Moser has a tutorial that makes the fussy steps totally easy. For example, rather than doing a turned hem, used rick-rack to stitch down, fold over, and topstitch. So cute and so much easier all in one! I also loved the way she added the elastic to hug the bowl or dish. Rather than fishing the elastic through a channel, which can be a pain, she just zigzags over the top of it, and done. Hurray!
Anyway, this is a fun project to take your dishes to potlucks and picnics, but I may make these to cover dishes when we eat on the patio. I can imagine some of the fabric in my stash would look great. To see her the post with complete instructions and photos (on her website) Click Here
The last clue on this year's Mystery Quilt went out at the beginning of June, and our members are starting to send me photos of their completed tops. Very exciting! See the slide show below:
I started out as a "slow" quilt maker, and as I got more experienced I have gradually improved. So, I appreciate tips like these that might make my creative journey and little faster and more fun.
This easy quilt using large blocks is perfect to use fabrics from your scraps or your fabric stash. I love the combination of stripes and friendship stars. I also think it could be fantastic with other colors too., so use your creative juices to have some fun. No pattern needed, the video shows you everything you need to know.
One of our members has made several of this quilt pattern using scraps from her other quilts. Bonnie Hunter has this as a free pattern on her website, and it is called Dancing Nine Patch. Bonnie actually has quite a few free patterns, so well worth taking a look to see if you find any other quilt patterns you would like to try. A lot of our members love Bonnie's quilt patterns.
To see her Free Patterns, Click Here and then scroll down to the "Dancing Nine Patch" section to download the pattern.
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