My sewing lately has been mostly on secret projects, making progress on the mystery quilt along Minuet and working on the next Teacup block. I did another quilt repair that was so simple I didn’t take any pictures, but it did take up a few hours. Mostly I’ve been cutting up fabrics to make kits for myself, and I can show you a sewing repair on a flannel shirt. I also have an announcement to make, so read on for that.
I’ll be doing a sew-in next week, so I needed something to take to work on. Pulling out the box of patriotic fabrics, a Quilt Of Valor will make a great project to take. I don’t really have a specific pattern in mind, so cutting the fabrics became a challenge.
I decided to make squares, starting with 5-inch ones for half-square-triangles, along with 3-1/2-inch squares and 4-1/2-inch squares for filling in.
I found a stack of 10-inch squares, in lights and darks. I’ll pair these up and use these Cake Mix #3 Papers to make a bunch of half square triangles.
I still have a few orphan patriotic blocks left, some sent to me by reader friend Melanie. So, if I can make a few more, I’ll have a nice size Quilt of Valor sampler.
The last of the blocks for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project are put together in bags to take to the sew-in as well. About half of what is left was not the full 12-1/2 inches square. Some didn’t even make it to 12 inches, some were just barely over 12 inches, and some were 12-1/4. So I did a bit more cutting, and squared up enough blocks to 12-1/4-inches so we could get one more full size top. It meant cutting down a bunch of 12-1/2-inch blocks, but that was better than having to make more. There may be enough for one last twin size if I cut what is left down to 12-inches square.
On the longarm, I loaded the next full size quilt put together by my friend Carin.
I have made a new FAQ and info page for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project. If you have a button on your sidebar on your blog, please change the URL for it to this one – https://frommycarolinahome.com/carolina-hurricane-quilts/
For the sewing repair, I have a bad habit of pulling on my sleeves to get them to stay higher up on my arm. Pulling on the sleeve of my favorite flannel shirt just one time too many resulted in a ripped section. This is an easy fix.
There was a rip in the fabric perpendicular to the cuff, so match those edges and just sew a small dart to hold them together.
Then, pick out the bottom seam on the cuff, and tuck the fabric back in.
Pin, then sew on the previous sewing line.
Voila, five minutes of sewing and my shirt is wearable again.
Now for the announcement. I have put my patterns for sale at a discount on my own blog page. This will allow you to buy directly from me if you wish, and get the pattern download via email. It also allows those who do not have access to Paypal a way to buy, by printing out the order form and mailing it with a check. Check out the My Patterns page. If you want to have instant downloads, most are available through Etsy.
What are you working on this week?