Sewing day on Sunday

Sunday 12 October is our next sewing day.

It’s at Addicted to Fabric in Phillip from 9am to 4pm.

Bring along your machines and projects. There’s a great design wall, lots of inspiration and a shop full of fabric!!

If you like, bring along something for morning or afternoon tea to share. There’s a small fee to cover tea and coffee and the use of the shop

Our September meeting was all about getting your quilts exhibition-ready!

Coral talked us through blocking a quilt. Who knew that you should soak your quilt in a bathtub! Seriously though, blocking is all about ensuring that your quilt is squared up, so it will hang flat. Very important if you’re exhibiting and want to show the judges that your quilt is professionally finished. Blocking is also a great way to rid your quilt of stray quilting or pin holes.

And then to continue the theme, Sylvia showed us her fantastic technique for sewing binding on the bias, and the perfect bias finish. Ever the professional, Sylvia brought along several mini quilt samples, some finished and some in progress, to help us better see the technique.

Challenge quilts

And just a reminder to get working on your blue and white challenge quilts for the Braidwood quilt show on Saturday and Sunday, 22 and 23 November. We’ll be posting full details soon, but for now the quilts are to be mainly blue and white, and with a maximum size of 24 inches square.

We also want to show off our modern quilts. Have a think about which one you want to exhibit. The modern quilt section will only have limited room.

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