Monday, September 17, 2018

Fiber Tuesday 173

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  This weekend we brought the middle grandson home with us.  Someone said God gives children to young people for a reason and while I don't consider myself old I finally understand why people with kids go to bed so early.  I was exhausted.  I'm still exhausted who am I kidding.

Fiber Tuesday Link Party for all fiber crafts

Monday, September 10, 2018

Fiber Tuesday 172

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week? Did you enjoy your long weekend last week?  Or were you like me and just plowed through to get more things off of your to-do list?  We are gearing up for the holidays here.  Soon we'll start putting out easy gift ideas to make and items to put on your wishlist.  It's sure to be an exciting time.

Fiber Tuesday Link Party for all fiber crafts

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Double 8 Point Star Paper Piecing Lesson 1

I'm so excited to be doing an entire series on paper piecing with all of you.  Paper piecing is something that has been requested for years but I wanted to be able to do my own patterns for the lessons.  This first lesson is a simple double eight-point star that I am sure you have seen before.  I find when learning a new technique it is easier to do it on something familiar so that's why I picked the double eight-point star for our first paper piecing lesson.

Learn how to make a double eight point start using paper piecing.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Fiber Tuesday 171

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  It's been another busy week here in The Quilting Room.  Paul brought home a new sewing machine and I got a Cricut Maker.  We've both been stealing as much time as we can to play with our new toys while keeping everything else rocking and rolling.  I really am trying to figure out how to get 36 hours out of 24 hours.  If you know how to do that drop me an email.  Plus, why are you waiting until now to share that secret with me?

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Local Quilt Shop Fabric vs Big Box Store Fabric

I get asked about the difference between fabrics you buy at your local quilt shops and those fabrics you find in the big box stores.  I'm going to do my absolute best to explain the difference between the fabrics in easy to understand words.  I'm going to cover the surface of what goes into making up the final quality of the fabric but there's even more than what I mention like what kind of dye that's used, how the print is made on the fabric, and more.  When you get down to that you are really splitting hairs about quality and I could stir up a bigger hornet's nest than I want to deal with.  What we will cover is fabric greige, fabric finishes, what fabrics don't change quality based on where you buy it, and how to stretch our fabric budget the farthest.  We'll also talk about where fabric quality doesn't really matter in the long run.

Learn what the difference is between quilt shop fabric and big box store fabric.