Monday, March 17, 2014

quick strippie quilts

 In case you are new around here, or just have been wondering where all of these quick strippie quils have come from, here's the link to Mary's quick strippie quilts pattern.  We use this one a LOT.  Just as the pattern describes, they are quick and easy.  three different size strips we cut with the Accuquilt Studio fabric cutter and we can get dozens of kits cut in an afternoon.  The thing that takes the most time is picking out three fabrics that go together.  If you had a whole fabric store to pick from, you could just pick off the shelf.  The trouble is, I get donations of fabric from lots of different people.  Some of the fabric sits for a while before finding a friend to join with.  But, eventually the perfect fabric comes along and gets put into a kit and then gets sewn together.  I have a friend at school whose mother put together about 50 of these quilts in a weekend.  Yeah, they are that quick!  But that means 50 quilts to quilt up and bind.  Oh, how I wish I didn't have to sleep.  I'm hoping for some more people to join up with our group that have long arm machines and can help out with the quilting.  We are always looking for more volunteers.

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