Various & Sundry 2022 #7


I updated the Quilt Class page to include more about my teaching. If you want to take a class with me check that page.

I also updated the Minikins page. I love looking at that page, because I am always amazed at how many of the Minikins patterns I have made. I have not made all by any stretch, but I have made a lot.

I made another Ends donation quilt so that page includes the most recent quilt as well.

Projects, Classes, Patterns & Tutorials

Natalie from Sew Hungry Hippie has a tutorial on sewing with vinyl. Have you seen her aqua glitter webbing? I am forcing myself to use the webbing I have then will find a pattern and get some of this. It is so fun! It also comes in other colors.

I am really disappointed that anyone would need a pattern for this simple Sawtooth Star quilt. If you take a class from me, you might need a kit because the fabrics would be hard to put together without one, but you will be able to make this in your sleep. No pattern required. –>Please note that I am not against independent quilt designers creating patterns and I am not against fabric companies giving away free patterns. I am against not learning quiltmaking in a way that allows everyone to parse a quilt design.

Natalie from Sew Hungry Hippie has a tutorial on rolled handles for a bag. This technique uses vinyl tubing (from the hardware store) and foam, like Soft & Stable** or Bosal In-R-Foam**.

My mom wants to make a quick quilt as a gift. We discussed the various ‘Disappearing’ patterns like Disappearing Nine Patch and Disappearing Four Patch. We looked at the versions I have made, like the Food Quilts and the Disappearing Pinwheel. I found this tutorial for a Disappearing Four Patch for her and thought it showed how to make the pattern clearly.

Have you seen the Bucket hats that everyone seems to be making? They seem to be particularly popular with Kaffe fans. Natalie from Sew Hungry Hippie made a video tutorial with a free pattern link, if you want to make one as well.

Tools, Books, Fabric, Notions & Supplies

I heard about Got Interfacing. When I went to the site, it looked familiar and I wondered if I had shared here before. They call it a one stop shop for interfacing. I’ll definitely have to remember to look there when I need SF101 or a bolt of foam. Looks, however, like a UK/Canada/Aussie site.

There has been some discussion in my guild about the Oliso mini iron. I received one as a gift from Friend Julie with its own little case. Other mini/travel irons have been discussed including the Steamfast travel iron**, which got great reviews.

Articles, Tips and Other Information

Friend Julie has a great tip for storing your needles.

She has also posted her monthly Cornucopia post with lots of interesting media and tips.

Exhibitions and Inspiration

The Tanforan shopping mall in nearby San Bruno has provided SAQA space for the Prism Play exhibit based on Joen Wolfrom’s 3-in-1 Color tool. This is a tool I recommend for my students. The post about the exhibit shows a great space.

The show will be at the Peninsula Museum of Art
May 20 – July 17, 2022
The Shops at Tanforan, Space 204
1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno CA 94066

I love this idea. I think malls that provide unoccupied spaces for art will get shoppers that may not otherwise visit the mall. Nancy and I have been kicking the idea of spaces around.








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