Monthly Archives: July 2012


Triple Four Patch Quilt Blocks Sew Easy Lesson

Download free how to quilt instructions for making a Triple Four Patch block. This beautiful quilt block is perfect for numerous projects from a lovely quilted table runner to a center quilt block that demands attention.

Tomorrow's Heirlooms XIV 2013

Date and location: April 12, 2013, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m and April 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Benton County Fairgrounds 7640 SW Regional Airport Blvd. Bentonville Arkansas (MAP) Description: Biennial quilt show. Up to 300 quilts, small quilt auction, raffle quilt, special exhibits, vendors.


Safe Needle Disposal

I often get samples of perfume in little glass containers. I use the containers to dispose of used needles. When they’re full, I toss them into the trash without worry that someone will be stuck with a needle. Linden Sofer Houston, TX Fons & Porter Hand Quilting Needles Size 7-9-10 20 ct.  


Medical Info Card

While at a quilt retreat, a new quilter to our group went into a diabetic coma. We didn’t know her medical history, and the friend she came with wasn’t there at the time. We wasted a lot of time trying to find the friend to get information. Now everyone who comes to our retreats fills out an index card listing an emergency contact person,…


Strip Storage Tray

I cut leftover fabric into 2″-wide strips, and use them for scrappy Log Cabin blocks. I store them in two plastic silverware trays from the dollar store-lights in one tray, darks in the other. It’s easy to keep the pieces in order for quick assembly.Hodge Sousa, Pennsburg, PA


Scrap Storage Jar

I use a plastic pretzel container for storing small scraps. It’s easy to find what you need for a paper piecing or scrap quilt project because you cansee through the container.Suzy Bridges, Lawndale, NC


Easy Ribbon Dispenser

Gum containers with snap-shut lids make perfect dispensers for ribbon and trims. Roll up the ribbon, place it in the container, and thread the end through the opening. You can pull out only what you need and the rest stays neatly in the container.Donna Coppin, Fresno, CA