How To Be In Love With Biased Cuts

How To Be In Love With Biased Cuts

How To Be In Love With Biased Cuts

Hey Friends!

EVERYTHING has been crazy!  In this case I have to say I’m thankful. 

First off, I need to apologize for not getting a  post out in the past ?month?  I’m a terrible person!  Really, I’ve been a little under the weather (not the COVID-19) and I’ve been super busy.  Every time I thought about sitting down and getting out a blog post it was while I was heading to bed.  Then I was up at 4:30am and back to work. 

Well the 4:30am hasn’t changed and the going to work hasn’t changed, but I am feeling better! 

As I have been plugging – racing – through face masks and quilt making, I’ve been striving to document what I’ve been doing with pictures and social media posts (that’s also been sadly lacking also).  It almost seems like too much to keep up with.  I’m lovin’ it!!

So let me tell you what I’ve been doing! Plus, let me tell you why I titled this blog “In Love With Biased Cuts”.

Hillside Holiday Harvest quilt kit by Callie Works-Leary

Available at Bluprint

So, in a flurry of face mask orders, I’ve received 8 orders for quilts.  YAY!!

I was also in the midst of 3 quilts at various stages of growth.  Not to mention, the quilts for friends and/or family. 

I always, have 4 or 6 quilts going at a time.  Personally, I see nothing wrong with that.  I know I have fall back fun when the work isn’t in high gear!

One of the quilts ordered has some extreme biased cuts.  I’ve never been crazy dealing with bias.  I understand it’s going to happen.  Learning how to deal with them is key.

These days, one of the wonderful things about bias is that they don’t start that way.  All of the bias strips you see here started as on grain cuts.  And the recommendation by the pattern designer, Callie Works-Leary,  is to starch the heck out of them.

Well…she may not have said that exactly, but you know what I mean.  She does recommend to spray enough starch for them to be wet – soaked.  Then press them dry.

So here’s a tip:    PRESS – DON’T IRON

What in the heck does that mean?  It means don’t rub the iron back and forth and around.  It means, place the iron on the fabric and wait a few seconds.  Then pick it up and press it down in another section of the fabric.

Why?  Because ironing – even though it keeps the hands busy – tends to stretch the fabric  and give uneven end results.

UHG!  You may say.  And yes, it is ugh.  But it is worth it!  After spray soaking these strips in starch and then stitching the sets together, there were nice clean lines along the bottom and top when cutting on the 45 degree angle. 

 

Happy 45-degree cuts!

Fast forward to making the diamonds…

I made a mark at the seam at 1/4″  on each side.

And then I pinned through those two points.  Keep an eye on the edge of the fabrics.  They do like to shift when pinning straight through.  This shift can be enough that the seams won’t line up when pressed.

Here it is with the diamonds put together!  

Next time we’ll go over putting those ginormous squares in there and adding the borders.  

I didn’t get a whole lot of pictures, but I do have just a couple pointers to help a project like this fun and successful!

Do you have a quilt you would like made for you?

Take a look at our Build A Quilt page. 

We would be delighted to make it happen!

Photo by Victor Garcia on Unsplash

Please don’t forget to share!

Nearly all my quilts have a story in them.  I plan to share as many as I remember with you.  The ups the downs the…”whoops!  What was I thinking”…moments.  As I move along I hope to inspire and encourage your journey in quilts.

I love to hear stories.  

Please send me your stories about your quilts or whatever your making.  Where the idea started and how it moved from there.  And if you want me to, I’ll show them off for you.   

Most of all, let’s have fun!

Thank you so much for reading!  Sign up so you don’t miss a beat. Have any comments or ideas leave them below.  A

Oh, and one more thing, if your into reading after other quilter’s out there and their adventures?  Check out the 100 Top Quilting Blogs on Feedspot.

Much love,

Carolyn

Caroyn Albright,

Quilts ‘N’ Things Addict

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Facemask 2020

Facemask 2020

Facemask 2020

WOW!  And I Do Mean !WOW!

I can’t make that text any bigger for it to be any stronger!

What a crazy 2020 we’re having! 

We here at Comfy Quilts N Things are striving to help out any way we can.

SO….  Do you need a facemask?

 

Covers N95 mask

We completely understand the need for a mask these days. And maybe you just don’t have the time to sit down and make one or more. Could be you have a passel of kids at home – who has time to make masks at that point? Then there’s the possibility you don’t like to sew or don’t have the means to sew.

Enter Comfy Quilts N Things!

We have had many requests on Facebook and Instagram for not only facemasks, but a way to make donations to help out.

Here’s my point of view – I’ve been reluctant to take money for this cause! We, as members of PLANET EARTH, are in a time of great need and when I see people charging outlandish prices – well, it makes my blood boil.

So, even though I’m reluctant to take money, it’s been said that my time is worth something and up to now, we have been paying for all the shipping. Thus, my concession is to make them extra special and not just randomness.

 We have a couple of styles we’re making – one that will fit nicely over an existing medical grade facemask (pictured above).   This pattern was designed by a nurse for nurses.  It was commented that this mask will fit over the N95 mask.

The other style is the basic contoured mask.

We are at a point of providing them with ties only.  Elastic is becoming a premium and we would like to be sure it is available for those making the medical-grade masks.  That means we aren’t buying it for ourselves, but we’re leaving it for those that need it the most. 

To make this worth your while, we have decided to stay in line with our customizing methods!  From us, you can choose your color!  Why not?  We gotta wear them – might as well rock them!

Here’s option #1 (Yep, there’s an Option #2)

1.  Fill out the form below

2.  We’ll send you pictures of fabrics we have on hand.

We are NOT charging for masks made from our stock on hand.

Donations are accepted! 


Then there’s Option #2!  Your VERY special mask

1.  You order fabric for a custom mask and have it shipped to us!

2.  We’ll order fabric for your custom mask!

In this case, we’re asking for a minimum $10.00 to get your fabric ordered.  If you would like to donate more – use the button below – 

You may use this form to tell what you would like to do

1.  What design are you thinking? We’ve have had a request for Sugar Skulls so far

2.  How many, what sizes, what style – Please give us as much information as you can.

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Perhaps you don’t want or need a mask(s)

BUT you want make a donation.

Your donation will go far to keep our small business afloat and help to ship our the masks we’re making to those in need of them.

On that note, I need to get to working!  Thank you all for your support and I’m very excited to be able to give something back!

Bluprint, an NBCUniversal online creative learning platform, provides ways for the entire family to nourish their creativity from home, offering rich learning experiences for all ages.

Join us to “Craft More Happy Moments” during our FREE unlimited access creativity event; March 26 at Noon EST – April 9.  

With Bluprint you can stream thousands of creative education classes from knitting, sewing, baking, drawing, family crafts and much more, taught by the world’s leading experts.  Bluprint is your one-stop destination for classes, patterns and project ideas for all skill levels.

During the 14 day event, Bluprint will provide free access to their full slate of content; including more than 1300 classes and series and hundreds of step by step project tutorials and patterns making this the perfect time to learn a new craft or hobby.

Emotional End-Benefits Your Readers/Viewers Can Easily Connect With:

  • Creativity is one of the best ways to connect with ourselves and loved ones
  • Creating family moments of togetherness by communing over creativity
  • Keeping the kids busy while you work from home
  • Getting lost in your passion and making something
  • Sourcing inspiration for your next (or first!) craft project
Photo by Victor Garcia on Unsplash

Please don’t forget to share!

Nearly all my quilts have a story in them.  I plan to share as many as I remember with you.  The ups the downs the…”whoops!  What was I thinking”…moments.  As I move along I hope to inspire and encourage your journey in quilts.

I love to hear stories.  

Please send me your stories about your quilts or whatever your making.  Where the idea started and how it moved from there.  And if you want me to, I’ll show them off for you.   

Most of all, let’s have fun!

Thank you so much for reading!  Sign up so you don’t miss a beat. Have any comments or ideas leave them below.  Also, you can join us on our FB group Comfy Coffee Klatch.  We would love to have you!

Oh, and one more thing, if your into reading after other quilter’s out there and their adventures?  Check out the 100 Top Quilting Blogs on Feedspot.

Much love,

Carolyn

Caroyn Albright,

Quilts ‘N’ Things Addict

I admit it…I’m a quilting addict.  But, if you’re here then it’s likely you are too!  That also means we’re fabric addicts, and quilty tool addicts…this list goes on.

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No Better Time for Breathing

No Better Time for Breathing

No Better Time for Breathing

Breathing At A New Level

Hey Friends!

In all this fun we’re having these days, please take time to breathe. Not only does the breathing keep us alive, but it cleanses our systems.  Don’t let the all this ‘STUFF’ get you down! Instead, QUILT! AND BREATHE!

Even going to the grocery store can be challenge to getting a deep breath.  We stood in line OUTSIDE of Costco for an hour and a half.  

It’s crazy out there.

 

As has become my own habit, I breathe best when in my sewing cave! I can let the stresses of the rest of the world melt away from me.  So many things come into focus!

Whoops! I lied! I don’t always breathe in my cave.

I found this mask on YouTube by  Riley Blake Designs

It’s a mask made by a nurse for nurses and had room to fit over the N95 mask.

I had become so involved with making face masks in the past week and a half that I was letting it stress me.  I want to be helpful during this time of extreme need!  Don’t get me wrong there. 

But, our daughter came down with an upper respiratory viral infection and got told to stay home from work for 14 days.  Which, maybe in itself, wasn’t a bad thing.  Except, she’s stressing over her son and not bringing in any money, etc.  So, the breathing just wasn’t happening for me either. 

Thus, the face masks became a stress and I’m pretty sure I was letting the hype get to me. Or, the fact that the Hubs was poo-pooing the whole thing. MEN!

As of yesterday, I cleaned off all surfaces (again) and hid all face mask making materials. 

I put this quilt on Fancy (my longarm machine).  I’ve decided to name this quilt “Sunshine in my Rain”.  Because, literally, this quilt has brought sunshine into a rainy time. 

I believe I’m going to make it a sampler to display some of designs I love to use and perhaps some I’m going to make up along the way. 

I believe this quilt is going to go to a friend of mine.  She recently lost her dad after caring for him for a long time. She needs a bit of sunshine in her rainy time also and this quilt has done the trick for me for now!

Sunshine in my Rain

Do you have a quilt top you would like me to quilt for you?

Take a look at our Longarm Quilting Services page. 

Now, I can breathe!

Quilting helps me do that and for now, I’m good!

I’ll finish this one, and two more client quilts.  Then I can get back to the face masks.  

I have enough to do to keep the air going in and out for a time.  I can pray and find peace during these times of trouble.  

Photo by Victor Garcia on Unsplash

Please don’t forget to share!

Nearly all my quilts have a story in them.  I plan to share as many as I remember with you.  The ups the downs the…”whoops!  What was I thinking”…moments.  As I move along I hope to inspire and encourage your journey in quilts.

I love to hear stories.  

Please send me your stories about your quilts or whatever your making.  Where the idea started and how it moved from there.  And if you want me to, I’ll show them off for you.   

Most of all, let’s have fun!

Thank you so much for reading!  Sign up so you don’t miss a beat. Have any comments or ideas leave them below.  Also, you can join us on our FB group Comfy Coffee Klatch.  We would love to have you!

Oh, and one more thing, if your into reading after other quilter’s out there and their adventures?  Check out the 100 Top Quilting Blogs on Feedspot.

Much love,

Carolyn

Caroyn Albright,

Quilts ‘N’ Things Addict

I admit it…I’m a quilting addict.  But, if you’re here then it’s likely you are too!  That also means we’re fabric addicts, and quilty tool addicts…this list goes on.

Please join me for the fun!

Stay Up on Things

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Here are some of my favorite blogs…

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Checking IN with Love!

Checking IN with Love!

Checking IN with Love!

Just a little help

Hi Friends and Happy Thursday!

Unsettling times are reported everywhere. I wanted to bring you something to fill your creative needs. 

 

Doing what I can

I haven’t had a lot of time to get online for blogging or even social posting. It’s enough to keep up with reading and listening.

Instead, I’m making face-masks and finishing charity quilts and client quilts. 

I’m not one that’s banned from working, but going to work is only a part time thing anyway.

My real work and my fun is in my garage with my sewing machines, fabric and longarm machine. 

It’s my get away.  Like it is for many that do this kind of thing. 

So, when I got this email today, I couldn’t resist passing it on to all of you that would love a little something different!

Thank you, Bluprint for remember us at home!

Bluprint, an NBCUniversal online creative learning platform, provides ways for the entire family to nourish their creativity from home, offering rich learning experiences for all ages.

Join us to “Craft More Happy Moments” during our FREE unlimited access creativity event; March 26 at Noon EST – April 9.  

With Bluprint you can stream thousands of creative education classes from knitting, sewing, baking, drawing, family crafts and much more, taught by the world’s leading experts.  Bluprint is your one-stop destination for classes, patterns and project ideas for all skill levels.

During the 14 day event, Bluprint will provide free access to their full slate of content; including more than 1300 classes and series and hundreds of step by step project tutorials and patterns making this the perfect time to learn a new craft or hobby.

Emotional End-Benefits Your Readers/Viewers Can Easily Connect With:

  • Creativity is one of the best ways to connect with ourselves and loved ones
  • Creating family moments of togetherness by communing over creativity
  • Keeping the kids busy while you work from home
  • Getting lost in your passion and making something
  • Sourcing inspiration for your next (or first!) craft project
Photo by Victor Garcia on Unsplash

Please don’t forget to share!

Nearly all my quilts have a story in them.  I plan to share as many as I remember with you.  The ups the downs the…”whoops!  What was I thinking”…moments.  As I move along I hope to inspire and encourage your journey in quilts.

I love to hear stories.  

Please send me your stories about your quilts or whatever your making.  Where the idea started and how it moved from there.  And if you want me to, I’ll show them off for you.   

Most of all, let’s have fun!

Thank you so much for reading!  Sign up so you don’t miss a beat. Have any comments or ideas leave them below.  Also, you can join us on our FB group Comfy Coffee Klatch.  We would love to have you!

Oh, and one more thing, if your into reading after other quilter’s out there and their adventures?  Check out the 100 Top Quilting Blogs on Feedspot.

Much love,

Carolyn

Caroyn Albright,

Quilts ‘N’ Things Addict

I admit it…I’m a quilting addict.  But, if you’re here then it’s likely you are too!  That also means we’re fabric addicts, and quilty tool addicts…this list goes on.

Please join me for the fun!

Stay Up on Things

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Here are some of my favorite blogs…

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Prepping That Quilt Backing – Come on Let’s Do It

Prepping That Quilt Backing – Come on Let’s Do It

Prepping That Quilt Backing – Come on Let’s Do It

A small backing guide for quilt makers –

Before sending to your longarmer

Hi Friends and Happy Wednesday!

So, the other day my husband and I were yacking away at each other. You know how it is, both of you telling each other about what’s gone on in your individual days, kinda just talking over each other.

Suddenly he stopped and asked, “What’s so hard about prepping the backing for a quilt?”

 

Charity quilt for this week!

I thought for just a bit.  In my head, I could see him slapping siding up on the house and driving in some nails and SLAM, BAM, THANK YOU, MA’AM!  IT’S DONE!

I mean, really, it’s just one word…backing…can’t be too hard.  But, didn’t I say ‘PREPPING’ the backing and I didn’t say it was hard.

In the over all sense, it isn’t terribly hard.  I know he has seen me wash and press my fabric.  I know he knows that sometimes there is A LOT of fabric to press at one time. But, the rest of what it takes to get A LOT of fabric ready to go onto a longarm frame, seemed to be a little vague.

To be fair, I hadn’t ever explained the details to him.  And since he is going to proofread this post for me…he can see it now.

And just so you know…if you don’t do it this way…that’s okay.  Share your method below.

Square those edges and trim that selvage. 

Come On!  Let’s do it!

I like to start with a good wash and press.  I wash my backing to get all the “manufacturing” (air quotes here) out of the fabric.  Personally, I feel it makes the needle slide better during the quilting process.  That could be all in my head (very likely, as a matter of fact), but it works for me.

Since I’ve already figured how much yardage I need and that’s what I just washed and pressed.  I’m going to get this baby cut in half width-wise.  This is going to give me the width I need for loading the backing onto the longarm.

Remember that for longarmers to have enough for loading and stabilizing during quilting, we need that extra width and length to make it work comfortably.

I will have the width I need when I sew those pieces back together along their length.

So…cut that hunk of fabric in half and let’s get busy trimming ONE of the selvedges.

Once the backing has been cut in half, we need to lay it out nice and flat with right sides together.  Now, cut the selvedge off of ONE side only.  We longarmers typically like the selvedge left on one side for extra strong support when loading on the longarm.

**Side note here:  If you happen to be using directional fabric (where the design goes only one direction), Minky or a fabric with a nap, be sure to turn one of your cuts around so the direction of the design or nap is all going the same direction.

When I’m sewing my center seam for my backing, I like to use a 3/8″ seam allowance.

This will press open nicely and lay nice and flat when rolling the backing onto the frame.

In this image I’ve moved my needle over to give me that 3/8″ stitch line.  Then I only need to move the edge of my fabric along the stoppers (using 2 these days – one is Guidelines4Quilting Seam Guide and the other is Sewing Edge.  I’ve purchased both of these items on Amazon and the links here will take you to Amazon).

If you’re anything like me you may have more length than you need.  To make it handy for your longarmer, be sure to keep you’re backing at minimum 8″ longer than your quilt top.

Please…please…make your longarmer happy!  Give her more than 8″ if possible.

 

Stitching 3/8″ seam

Do you have a quilt top you would like me to quilt for you?

Take a look at our Longarm Quilting Services page. 

Here you can see the edges are square and the backing lays nice and flat.  This means a lot to a longarmer.

You might feel like it’s just a backing.  Yes, it can be JUST a backing.

In a very big way, it’s a foundation.  This is where you work of art will lay.  This is what will protect your work of art (since it’s usually on the bottom)  It may even be the part that gets dragged through the mud by 2 year old hands.

For your longarmer, it can make or break her/his heart.  An unfriendly fabric can cause too much tension on the needle and make stitches bunch up or not become stitches at all.  This creates hours of time unpicking stitches and re-doing  designs.

No selvedge on the edges can cause fraying and stretching.  Believe me, we don’t want to do that.

I’m not saying it’s not workable.  I only pointing out that it helps.

Take the time to talk to your longarmer.  Make sure you’re hitting all she/he needs to accomplish beautiful stitching on your quilt top.

For all the longarmers I’ve ever spoken to, we want that quilt to be as beautiful as you do!

 

Do you have charity quilts or know of someone who would like them quilted?  I would love to quilt them for you.  Charities only need pay for shipping and I’ll get it done!  Plus, you’ll always have the privilege of saying you had your quilt quilted in Hawaii!  Send me a message, let’s have a discussion!

 

Photo by Victor Garcia on Unsplash

Please don’t forget to share!

Nearly all my quilts have a story in them.  I plan to share as many as I remember with you.  The ups the downs the…”whoops!  What was I thinking”…moments.  As I move along I hope to inspire and encourage your journey in quilts.

I love to hear stories.  

Please send me your stories about your quilts or whatever your making.  Where the idea started and how it moved from there.  And if you want me to, I’ll show them off for you.   

Most of all, let’s have fun!

Thank you so much for reading!  Sign up so you don’t miss a beat. Have any comments or ideas leave them below.  Also, you can join us on our FB group Comfy Coffee Klatch.  We would love to have you!

Oh, and one more thing, if your into reading after other quilter’s out there and their adventures?  Check out the 100 Top Quilting Blogs on Feedspot.

Much love,

Carolyn

Caroyn Albright,

Quilts ‘N’ Things Addict

I admit it…I’m a quilting addict.  But, if you’re here then it’s likely you are too!  That also means we’re fabric addicts, and quilty tool addicts…this list goes on.

Please join me for the fun!

Stay Up on Things

Follow

Here are some of my favorite blogs…

Yes, we have affiliate ads.

And we gain a bit when you use them.

A girl’s gotta eat!

Rakuten

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fabric.com

JoAnn Fabrics

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Weighing in on Weighted Blankets

Weighing in on Weighted Blankets

Weighing in on Weighted Blankets

One Point of view

Hi and happy March!

I’ve been working on a thought about weighted blankets for some time.  And I think the thinking has got the better of me.  Now’s the time to put my thinking out there…maybe also see what you think about it.

Flying freedom

Yes, I make weighted blankets.  Yes, I believe they are very beneficial.  No, I don’t think it should be a difficult decision.  Seems like weighted blankets can be a touchy subject these days. Why?  I’m not completely certain.  Some are very defensive about it and that, in itself, disturbs me.

First weighted blanket for our grandson

So, here’s my thinking….

If a person doesn’t have a diagnosed condition such as Autism, ADHD or PTSD or something similar then weighted blankets become a personal preference. As such, the weight itself, in my opinion, may be treated as just that, a personal preference.  In other words, I don’t believe there are set-in-stone rules for those that aren’t under a doctor or occupational therapists care. If you are under the care of a professional, please follow the instructions of your physician or therapist.

For those out there that just want to try these blankets and feel they could help with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, or even stress, or anxiety here are a few tips that could be beneficial to you.

Consider, whether you’re looking for yourself or someone in your care, how much weight can be handled easily?  You never want to be under something that could feel too heavy and you likely wouldn’t want that for someone under your care.  An elderly person could have some difficulty with a ten pound blanket.  In this case you might want to refrain from a weighted blanket altogether.  Instead, consider and quilt with heavier fabric for the backing and a heavier batting in the center.  Even flannels can be used on the front and add some weight.  I have made twin size quilts with batting and Shannon Cuddle backing that easily came out to 5-8 pounds.  This made the quilt easy for the elderly person move around on their own.  They weren’t ‘trapped’ under their quilt or blanket.

Even if you or your friend aren’t considered elderly, think about what may be simple to carry around. A weighted blanket will need to be washed on occasion.  So, here is ‘a thing’ you can do…

1.  Grab a friend and gather or borrow all the quilts or blankets you can.  These can be any type, the point isn’t the style, it’s the pressure you will feel under them.

2.  Lay down on your bed and have your friend lay the blankets and quilts on you one at a time.  Lay them on until you feel the pressure and it feels good, not claustrophobic.  Please don’t get into panic mode.  We don’t want this to end up causing a trip to the ER.

3.  When you get the pressure that helps you feel good… The kind like a giant bear hug… you’re done.

4.  Now weigh yourself on your bathroom scale.  Might want to write that number down or ask your friend to remember.

5.  Now grab all those quilts and blankets that worked for you and weigh yourself again.

6.  Subtract those two numbers.

Ta Da!  Now you know what weight will work for you!

Second weighted blanket for our grandson

First weighted blanket for our grandson

The next step isn’t difficult either –  what size works best for you.

We recommend that you use your weighted blanket for you personally.  Sharing your weighted blanket isn’t going to give you the same results.  

Typically, we don’t provide blankets sizes larger than a twin.  BUT, that twin can be personalized for you.  You might need closer to a full size.  Maybe even a queen.  Still, remember it’s a personal blanket.  

Here’s an easy way to find out.

 

 

1.  Pick a blanket out of all those you have collected earlier and lay down under it.

2.  Are you covered from side to side and shoulders to toes comfortably?

3.  Take this blanket that works for you and lay it out on the floor.

4.  Measure it width and length

Now you have the basics to go looking for your blanket. 

Go shopping!

Do you have a quilt in mind you would like made for you?

Take a look at our Build A Weighted Blanket page. 

Now for my sales pitch!

Not only will we create a weighted blanket for you in the size and weight you are looking for.  We will also make it in the colors you want.  Please take a look at these weighted blankets we have already made.  We would be tickled to work with you on your weighted blanket.

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Please don’t forget to share!

Nearly all my quilts have a story in them.  I plan to share as many as I remember with you.  The ups the downs the…”whoops!  What was I thinking”…moments.  As I move along I hope to inspire and encourage your journey in quilts.

I love to hear stories.  

Please send me your stories about your quilts or whatever your making.  Where the idea started and how it moved from there.  And if you want me to, I’ll show them off for you.   

Most of all, let’s have fun!

Thank you so much for reading!  Sign up so you don’t miss a beat. Have any comments or ideas leave them below.  Also, you can join us on our FB group Comfy Coffee Klatch.  We would love to have you!

Oh, and one more thing, if your into reading after other quilter’s out there and their adventures?  Check out the 100 Top Quilting Blogs on Feedspot.

Much love,

Carolyn

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