Hope you all had an incredible Christmas and a Happy New Year! I know Gilbert and I were able to visit with friends and family and just “chill”…
Sorry I’m late with the Newsletter, once again. But as they say, better late than never!
Wow! I only wish that I had known about “Furoshiki” before – I could have used up some of my stash at Christmas, thus providing me with an excuse to buy more fabric to replenish my “stash”…. As if I really needed an excuse! LOL
Seriously, your Furoshiki could be passed around your family for birthdays and Christmases…. If everyone participated and you, as a quilter, created a few for each holiday occasion…. Why, eventually, you and yours wouldn’t be using much paper!
I don’t believe you add any batting to your Furoshiki… just sew 2 pieces together – good sides together, leaving a 1 inch “hole”. Flip it inside out. Sew up the remaining 1 inch “hole”…. Some people call this the “birthing method”. Then, sew a few lines across to secure the fabrics together. And VOILA! You have a furoshiki!!!
And here’s a great video, explaining Furoshiki.
Some of you have mentioned that you’d like to see Gilbert and Bertha, doing their “thing”.
Gilbert filmed this last year. It really wasn’t fluorescent thread - He had Bertha’s black light lit.
Holy Guacamole!!! Where has THIS method been all my (quilting) life?!??!?
And guess who’s getting pillow cases, next year? My family!!!!
Missouri Star Quilt Co’s gotta be one of my favorite places to watch tutorial YouTube Videos!
Easy Smeasy Tube Pillowcases….
How to bind perfect corners, with Patrick Lose.
Personally, I cut my binding to 2 inches – I find it gives me a fuller binding. But I certainly will be trying Patrick’s technique!
I have a few tickets for this year’s quilt with the Marco Polo Quilt Guild.
1 for $1.00
3 for $2.00 and….
8 for $5.00
(don’t you love a bargain?!??)
I’ve re-designed my “Kitchen Class” web page.
If you’re interested, please give me a call – 672-8910.
My time schedule is fairly flexible.
January’s Tips ‘n Tricks
And last but not least… How to easily make appliqued circles and ovals, FREE, from Craftsy:
Rosa and Gilbert