Wednesday June 15th

Squashed Cracker

 

Requirements

Hand sewing equipment, matching thread, ruler and marker pen or pencil and scissors.

Fabric : Piece of fabric 9" x 14" in main fabric, lining and wadding

It would help to have main fabric and wadding quilted by hand or machine before the meeting.

Suggested quilting pattern straight lines across width of fabric , close together.

Picture above shows quilting done.

 

Crackers are not just for decoration at Christmas they can be used at any occasion. Any small design fabric works it does not have to be  Christmas 

 

 

During the year we will also be looking at the 1718 Coverlet. 

For those who wish to participate the instructions for some of the blocks in the original quilt will be available at the meetings along with the list of required materials. This may inspire a few to proceed with making their own replica of the  quilt or the blocks can be used in other projects.

They can be made using a variety of ways, EPP, Hand sewn or Machined.

This could be a great way to use up all those small pieces of fabric we all have in our stash or even show case beautiful material that has been looking for a purpose.

If you would like to make some blocks which we could collate into a charity quilt at the end of this project please ensure all fabric is new 100% cotton.

 

Materials for 18th May block

4   6cm squares in colour A

2   6cm x 3.2cm strips in colour B

1    12.7cm x 3.2cm strip in colour B

Usual sewing kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping you safe

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The past 2 years have created issues for many of us but we are happy to see every one return. 

We have made a few changes to the way the room is laid out.

Tables will be set with 4 chairs only.

If you would like a drink we ask that you bring your own mug and tea bag. We will supply boiling water milk and biscuits.

Masks are not currently essential but if you feel more comfotable wearing one please do so.

We will have hand sanitiser available.

 

If you are a non member reading this and would like to join us please contact us before attending.Details are on the home page.