Thursday, March 7, 2013

March 2013 Meeting

Are you ready for a fun new project?
Our own, very creative Martha will be teaching us
how to make an awesome Bargello
out of a Layer Cake
during our March 20th meeting.
If possible, come set up at 5:30pm
so we can start our class at 6:00pm.

You will need to purchase the pattern I Used to be a Layer Cake for the class

There are two options, a hard copy
and for instant gratification, go for the downloadable one...

You'll also need the following:

1 layer cake of fabric
Coordinating thread
Sewing machine
Normal notions
Ruler used to cut long strips (24" is a good size) Rotary cutter

We also need a couple of ironing boards/irons to share
 and Martha will bring a couple of large cutting boards.
Thanks Martha... looking forward to it!
Please let us know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you then °Ü°

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Upcoming events...

We had a great time playing with free motion quilting
during our last meeting and hope you're all practicing, practicing....

Next Sit-N-Sew: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2:00-5:00 pm

Next meeting, Wednesday Oct. 17, 6:00-8:00 pm
Project: Fun Tree... you can find the pattern here

The challenge is to get creative...
use Christmas fabric, black and white, Halloween, Mardi Gras...
the choice is yours! and think about embellishing, 3-D ornaments, etc.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 13, 2012

August Meeting

Guess what? It's ModGal time... yeah, it is here!

This Wednesday, 8/15 at the Library, 6-8 pm

Would you like to make this cute little quilt?

It is a mini-Christmas quilt (18"x15") and super fun. Can you guess why it's called the 12 Days of Christmas?

Not only is it tiny and fun, but a great opportunity to use some of those scraps left from other projects, of course, new fabric is also fun.... for the little sample, the little blocks are made with a charm pack by Moda called Joy and the sashing and borders are fabric from the stash!

Hope you'll join us this Wednesday!

Friday, July 13, 2012

July Meeting

Binding Class   

Wednesday, July 18
6:00-8:00 PM
Zachary Library

Come learn how to measure, cut, and apply beautiful bindings to your quilts
and how to finish both by hand and machine

What to bring:

You will need to have a small 8"x16" practice quilt "sandwich"... needs to have a top, batting, and backing: you can quilt a big "X" to hold it together (two diagonal lines from corner to corner) and stay-stitch around it with a 1/4" seam, then trim it to 8"x16"... 

....This is a good time to use your scraps Ü
Fabric for the binding
Rotary cutter and mat
Walking foot for your machine
Hand needles
Sewing machine and sewing supplies
Roxanne's Glue Baste it - to finish binding by machine

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Make Me A Mini Challenge

And here are the beautiful Minis created for our first Challenge...

Ready for a new challenge?
Got any ideas?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Meetings

Hello ModGals!

Hope you are enjoying this wonderful spring weather.

Due to this being Eater weekend, we will not be having our Sit-N-Sew this Saturday, April 7.

Have you been working on your Mini Challenge? We will be exchanging Minis on our next meeting, Wednesday, April 18 (yes, we were bumped from Thursday!) Please let us help if you're still having trouble with you Mini :-)

Do you have a quilting tool you absolutely love? Would you like to share with the rest of the group how it has made your quilting easier, better, etc.? Bring it on the 18th for our "Tool Show-N-Tell", and if you have any finished quilts, totes, etc. to share, bring them and inspire us all.

Happy Quilting,

The ModGals

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Revised supply list for Travel Iron Tote

Hi Everyone,

The reason for the change in yardage is that the actual pattern we are using is for the largest size tote and the information in the previous post was for the smallest size tote.

The actual fabric requirements are as follows:

21" x 28"  Main fabric for caddy body - and (2) 4" x 14" pieces for handles (cut yardage = 2/3 yd)
21" x 28"  Heat resistant Ironing Board Fabric (included with pattern) with cotton batting same size               or pre-quilted Insul-Brite (available at shop)
(2) 1" or larger pretty buttons (shank buttons work well)
9"  of 1/4" elastic
1/4 yd fabric for binding

You will also need non-permanent quilt marking pens or pencils and at least a 24" ruler for marking lines on the fabric.  If you use the flat ironing board fabric with batting you will need safety pins the secure the layers for quilting.

If you have any questions please call me at Artisan Fabrics: 225-570-8819.