Thrift store scraps

My mom bought me a ziplock bag full of pre-cut squares of cotton from a local thrift shop for $4.00. The bag was full to bursting. I pulled the squares out, counted the 1 1/2 inch squares and approximated the rest: 266 – 1 1/2 inch squares 220 – 2 1/2 inch squares 260 – …

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Placemats from orphan blocks

The traditional guild I belong to – Yorkshire Rose Quilters’ Guild of Toronto has asked for placemats to donate to the Meals on Wheels program. So I pulled a few partially completed blocks to start making some placemats. These half square triangles were pieced together in a workshop I took last year. The instructor created beautiful scrap style …

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QUILTsocial – a new Canadian ezine, blog and more!

QUILTsocial Fall 2014 Premiere Issue QUILTsocial is a new Canadian eZine for all of us obsessed with quilting. It’s a blog, a weekly bulletin, a monthly newsletter, and a quarterly e-magazine, from the publishers of Needle Pulling Thread.   The editor, Carla, asks: When does an obsession become therapy? If quilting is one of the releases we have …

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