You might remember my lack luster review from yesterday of Quilter’s Quarters in Independence, Iowa.
Well here’s what I found in those 7000 bolts of fabric.
I did buy about 7 quarter yard cuts of mystery fabric and they are already cut up.
Then I got this fabric. I thought it might be cute to fussy cut for a baby quilt some day.
I got this next piece with fussy cutting in mind too.
I love the little sayings on it. I think it could be cute to fussy cut a saying and then add more around it and make a pot holder or something.
I have it in the house now should the mood ever strike me to do something besides only quilts.
I ended up stopping at JoAnn’s when I was in Cedar Rapids. I got these goodies….
Needless for wool applique…a wedge ruler and also needless for fabric applique (not pictured). I hadn’t used applique needles before. I thought they were a gimmick. NOPE. The needles were life changing. Remember I’m applique-ing Bonnie Hunter’s quilt Daylilies? Well the needles are making that process MUCH less painful.
About the wedge ruler…I saw this pattern over at the blog Quilted Twins. (Picture courtesy of Quilted Twins) She calls the quilt Premium Labels. She used men’s shirts. She kept the labels in tack. She used the wedge ruler to make the wonky blocks.
I like the idea…I know it’s busy but still…I like it a lot in all of it’s busyness. I don’t know if I’d leave the labels on but the technique, fun different and something I’d love to try!! So I bought the wedge ruler.
If you haven’t been you REALLY should go over the Quilted Twins‘ page. It’s a fun place to spend time…there’s one section of fabric for sale, one section that’s blog and one section that I love browsing, FREE PATTERNS! Don’t fret if you decided to download one of the patterns. It will make you think you’re buying and have to pay for it but you don’t.
Becky has new patterns ALL THE TIME!!
…and that is today’s report.
Thanks to your blog, I regularly read Quilted Twins too! I love her quilts, stories about life in Poland and I also bought fabric from her sister! Quality fabric at a great price! I have also downloaded some of her patterns that I plan to make!
Thanks for the link to the Quilted Twins. I downloaded two patterns and will definitely look at their fabric.
I’ve been wanting to thank you for telling us about Quilted Twins. Becky’s recent posts to use up her blue scraps have been just great. I haven’t checked out the free patterns yet—sure do like the one you found though!
Love Quilted Twins which I never would have found without you.
Those are some darling prints and the one with words is making me want to find some, so cute. I recently bought a fabric bundle from Quilted Twins and I have it cut to take on a retreat. It will be perfect for a Turning Twenty pattern I have wanted to make. Thanks for letting us know about there site.
Quilted Twins in my “GO TO” for fabric and, like your blog, a daily read for me. The quality of fabric and pricing are unbeatable. Even coupons from chain stores can’t beat there prices. Shipping is a flat fee, and orders arrive really quickly.
Sending best wishes for a healthy, happy and successful 2018.
I’m going to check out “quilted twins”, thanks for the referral.
I love your fabric with the sayings. Any chance of information on it so i could search to buy some? Loved your idea for pot holders. It would be good to make mug mats too.
Love reading your blog…have a blessed new year.
Thanks for the info about the needles.
Is there any way that you could post a link to the exact applique needles (besides the wool ones) that you bought? Or even post a pic of the needle package? I really need a set of good applique needles, and since your recommendation is that they are excellent, I want to make sure that I buy the ones that you bought.
Thanks so much!
Clara, I like the John James needles for both counted thread work and applique. The one from MSQC made by ‘patchwork for busy fingers’ out of Australia are also good. I use those for both EPP and applique.
Karla (threadbndr), Thank you for the needle information! Hope you have a wonderful year in 2018!
I have cut out my 99 squares for the ASPAC quilt but have looked everywhere on the Internet for the Jack material. Can you tell me where I might locate this to purchase? Thanks. Your quilts are beautiful.
I am unsure what you mean by “Jack material”.
It should have said I – spy quilt
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