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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lil' Twister......

This month we are featuring the Lil' Twister Ruler as our Nifty Notion.  As I said in the newsletter, it's not anything *new* but it is a lot of *fun* to play with!  These are a couple of examples of before and after that we've got at the shop.  The way it works is you sew 5" squares together in a pattern ~ can be random as in the first example with the Kansas Troubles fabric ~ or it can be *planned* out ~ as in the second example of the wreath.  After you have your base sewn together, you take the ruler and cut, using the markings on the ruler.  Then, you sew those squares back together again to create a whole new look, something akin to *wonky* pinwheels.  It's really a lot of fun to play with!  I'd like to try a baby quilt using some of the sweet prints we have in right now.....maybe next week?

We've been keeping pretty busy around here with new fabrics and projects.  I should have something to show you soon!  I don't know about you, but there never seems to be enough time for all of the ideas I have!  Pretty quiet at the shop right now.  A couple of gals are renting the Accuquilt to cut scads of wool circles.  I'm trying to tidy up a bit and sending an e-mail update.

Hope you all enjoyed the holidays we celebrated this past week ~ Canada Day on Monday and Independence Day on Thursday.  We took it pretty easy around our house.  I had Thursday off, of course.  The retired guy and I went bike riding and had a wonderful day lazing about!  Have a lovely weekend, no matter what you are doing! 

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