Area 3 Chapters

Area 3 Chapters in the beautiful state of Maine:

*Bog Hoot Quilters-Mechanic Falls area
*Chickadee Quilters-Bridgton Area
*Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn Area
*Country Aire Quilters-Turner Area
*Country Square Quilters-North Jay/Wilton Area
*Cross Country Quilters-Bethel Area
*Grammy's Choice Quilters-Canton Area
*Ladies of the Lake Quilters-Peru/Rumford/Dixfield Area
*Lisbon Krazy Kwilters-Lisbon Area
*Pine Needle Quilters-Norway/South Paris Area
*Scraps and Patches Quilters-Poland Area
*Village Scrappers Quilters-Livermore Area

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quilting Tip of the Week 6.25.15

One of the biggest errors in quilting is how you press your seams. Like me, I thought ironing with force would give me the best results. Not so. It's important to carefully "set" the seam by pressing down on the seam without moving the iron, lifting and moving to the next section. This will bury the threads in the fabric.

It's your choice to either press to the dark or press open your seams. By pressing and not ironing, it will ensure you minimal stretching of fabric, especially if you are working on the bias.

Quilting Tip of the Week 6.18.15

Check out your local office supply store for a package of point protectors for use on the ends your scissors.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sweet Tea Recipe by No. 2 Pencil

Perfect Sweet Tea Recipe

The baking soda is the secret for ultra smooth sweet tea!
  • 10 regular sized Lipton tea bags
  • Fresh, filtered water
  • 1½ cups of sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, remove from heat and add tea bags.
  2. Let tea steep for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags and add sugar to hot water.
  4. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  5. Add baking soda and stir again.
  6. Pour tea and sugar mixture into large pitcher.
  7. Add 12 cups of ice water and stir until cooled.
  8. Serve over ice.
  9. Makes one gallon of sweet tea.

Sock Sheep by Craft Passion

Are these adorable? Pull out some socks and make a flock of your own.