Welcome to this month’s edition of Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd where we share our favorite quilting or sewing tips and tutes! I have decided to share a link to a tutorial for doll hospital gowns for A Doll Like Me. I also did a little tip on how to leave some extra room for your fabric in your travels.
Last Month’s Link Ups
Here’s a list from last month’s link ups! There is a nice variety here, so be sure to visit the contributing bloggers and their helpful posts.
- Making an Alpen Belt Bag
- Free Motion Daisy
- Mini Curved Piecing
- Thread Basting Hexies
- Front Door Wreath
- Relief Quilting Tutorial
- Trimming a Quilt
Tip: Traveling with New Fabric Purchases
Here’s a solution if you are able to check one bag and bring one on board. I packed in two suitcases and a purse. The first suitcase is a 22″ one that could have been brought on the plane. The second was small enough to fit in the over head compartment, but probably 18″ or even less – we’ll call this the fabric bag.
The fabric bag had in my toiletries, medicine, vitamins, ipad, kindle and an change of clothing. Room was intentional left for fabric and wow, I was stunned, it worked! We were flying and I needed more shoes than Imelda due to my ankle (sandals, sneakers, house shoes (for lake house) and water shoes! I was worried.
All of this went into the bag, folded very carefully along the bottom. I wasn’t sure but I was able to do it without a lot of stuffing of things. If I was thinking, I would have had a picture for you but this took up less than 1/3 of the suitcase. I could have fit a little more, but 13.5 yards should keep me busy, and it worked like a charm.
Even more fun, you may recognize some of our quilty friends; Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts and Nancy of Grace and Peace Quilting. What fun it was meeting these women in person after 6 years of knowing each other online.
Tutorial for the Month: Hospital Gowns for Dolls
A Doll Like Me is a fabulous charity and Bernie of Needle and Foot just announce that she was making some hospital gowns and would we like to join in. I haven’t had time to make any, but am planning on it.
Spreading the news is hopefully a help to A Doll Like me so here is some pertinent information:
1. Bernie’s post,
2. Hospital Gown Tutorial and
3. A Doll Like Me website. (Please donate a little if you can’t sew or donate right now).
4. Send doll gowns or quilts to:
A Doll Like Me
c/o Amy Jandrisevits
PO Box 510641
New Berlin, WI. 53151
I am going to do some simple leader and ender projects for the doll quilts. I am sure I can whip a few in no time at all. Also, I printed the doll gown on freezer paper so I could start cutting them out. I need some bias tape but that will be handled very quickly in the next few days!
Join the Linky Party
Now it’s your turn to post, and the rules are simple – write up a tip or group of tips or a tutorial that is quilting or sewing-related and link that post below. The linky party is open from 12:01 am on the 22nd, through midnight on 31st. The post does not have to be new but should be one that hasn’t been linked to Tips and Tutorials in the past. If you don’t have a blog, please send it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will post your tip or tutorial for you!
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