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Monday, July 20, 2015

The Bucket Brigade

Last Saturday we had a class session to make our Bucket Brigade masterpieces!
We had a great group that wanted to take on the challenge and learn to sew with Stiff Stuff to make a 3-dimensional "quilt" for a change.


We had some buckets all the way done by 4:00 and the rest were closing in on the finish line.
All the ladies were good sports and ready to learn something new, which makes for a fun group.
I really liked the variety of colors and fabrics chosen.  These were the large size of the 4 included in the pattern.  They are big enough to hold the cat that will lay claim to the front bucket!

And no, no one had a hole in their bucket and no one kicked the bucket!
Bucket Brigade pattern and Stiff Stuff available at the store!

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, there is much work going on to get kits ready for the Quilt MN Shop Hop (starts 7/31).  Debbie found these great burlap bags to package some of the kits, don't they look great?!  Can't wait for the "big reveal" when Shop Hop begins, we have some great samples and inspiration for you!


Friday, July 10, 2015

Little Miss Muffet's Tuffet

I have a cute new pin cushion to share!

It is called the Color Wheel Pin Cushion.  It comes in a neat little package containing the pattern, wooden base, screws, cord, foam cushion, walnut shells and felt.  I supplied my own fabric and buttons (one for the top and one hidden underneath.  Oh--it includes the directions, too!

Color Wheel Pin Cushion from License to Quilt.
I had most of it done in an afternoon while enjoying our employee sew session last Thursday.  But it took me a little searching to find something for the legs.  They don't show in this picture, I just used little black 1/2" wooden beads painted black.  The directions called for wooden knobs, like drawer pulls, but I could find nothing like that and get it to fit onto the screws provided.  So I resorted to little beads because they had a 1/8" hole to fit the screw.  And since I couldn't find any craft paints in the jumbled up mess that has invaded my sewing space while we are doing a little renovation, I used a black Sharpie.

The kit costs $18, but includes almost everything you need.  And I found out there are refill kits available so I will be ordering those, too.  And yes, we do mail orders, and charge only the amount of the required postage to get it to your mailbox!
Call 651-429-1039 to order!