Monday, October 16, 2017

What We Leave Behind

Twist Collective's Rachel Herron shares her thoughts about leaving a legacy to our family and friends in her article What We Leave Behind 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Almost Lost Washcloth Pattern

We probably all have one favorite pattern that is hand-written on a scrap of paper. Simply Notable shares a round washcloth pattern that was "almost lost"

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Distributing Stitches Evenly

Tina McElmoyl shared this knitting tip on WEBS. It's sure to help the next time you need to pick up stitches for a collar or armhole.

"When I need to pick up a specific number of stitches evenly, around an armhole or along a hem, I like to mark the pick-up edge at regular points with locking stitch markers. This helps me to distribute the picked-up stitches so that there is a similar amount between each marker. If I’m picking up along a hem, I’ll fold the fabric in half to give me an estimate of the halfway point. If I’m picking up along a circular edge, an armhole for example, I’ll mark the edge at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock (and maybe also at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock)."

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wyoming Wool Industry

The Wyoming Wool Industry has an interesting history and is shared on the Wyoming Wool Growers' Association website

As Guild members, we should support the local industry as much as we possibly can by purchasing local wool products or by helping to promote the industry.

Wyoming Wool Growers - FaceBook page

Monday, October 9, 2017

Tips for Longarm Rulerwork

Lisa H Calle shares her insights and tips for using rulers for longarm quilting. "Quilting with rulers, I know the first rulers that come to mind might be rotary cutting rulers. However, I am speaking of quilting rulers or often they are referred to as “templates”. They are implemented for executing those beautiful quilting designs you see magically appear on quilts.

I love teaching beginner classes on quilting rulers to my longarm quilters and yes, even domestic quilters. Usually, I witness students entering my class with the look of apprehension on their faces as if there is no way by the end of our session they will have gained the skills required to use these rulers. Fears such as hitting the template and throwing their machine out of timing is just one of the many “what if’s” I encounter. Just imagine the expression on their faces when they realize that yes it isn’t rocket science and yes they are quite capable of walking out of my class with this skill under their cap. WOW, what a wonderful moment for me and them to behold! So, perhaps you are a novice to quilting, or maybe a seasoned quilter that hasn’t stepped into the world of rulers, if that is the case, I am going to give you my tips for longarm rulerwork."

Lisa's tips on rulerwork can be found here.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Quilting on a Budget

With the cost of fabric and supplies increasing regularly, it is difficult to justify a quilting hobby.  Cluck Cluck Sew shares 5 simple ways to spend less and quilt within a budget. 
Her tips and suggestions can be found here