Since our class schedule is currently "on hold" until quarantine issues change, we want to share some quilt tips and knowledge with you. Being at home is a great time to learn and practice new techniques. We'll be sharing some quilt videos, ideas and free quilt patterns.
Everyone loves free quilt patterns and project ideas. We'll focus on "Stash Buster" type projects and even include some quilt videos.
Many of you live alone and enjoy the community of stopping at the shop. Right now, we all need to stay in and not take the chance of getting sick or making others sick. So, we'll be sharing quilt tips here. Start by joining our Facebook page and groups and our other social media pages.
It is fun to see what others are making and they enjoy seeing your projects as well.
See a fun free quilt pattern for playing with panels.
Have fun with this one!
We'd love to see pictures. Join our Facebook group - Sewing Basket Quilting Group to share.
We're posting more panels and products each day in our web store. Thanks for supporting us.
Have fun making projects using bias tape.
If you are making masks you can make bias tape, fold it in half and stitch it for the ties.
Use it to decorate the handles of a tote bag or anywhere you want a little pizzazz!
One happy memory!
A piece of paper, some glue and Grandma's button box. Don't let your Grand kids miss out on this fun!
And it'll keep them occupied for hours :)
Today's video includes a quilt shop tour!
We can't put every bolt in the store on our site . . .so we decided to enter our full blender lines. We've linked the fabric color cards so you can choose your colors and then give us a call. Hope this is helpful to you.
Here's a little quilt block word search for you.
My best friend Shelley & I took Home Ec class together in 1973! This was my first quilt project. Good idea - log cabin diamonds! Sometimes it's good not to know what you don't know! Too dumb to know what a challenge it would be. Holy cow, it's 47 years old! Call your best friend today.
Had a few technical difficulties today. Hope this link to our Facebook video works!
Print a copy of the mask pattern with ties.
We will have a mask drop off bin outside our front door Monday - Friday approximately 11 - 2 . Please follow the mask drop off procedure on the following document.
Share a favorite family recipe.
Teach your kids or grand kids how to make it.
Tell them the story of who taught you to make it. Keep those family memories and flavors moving forward through the generations.
You're sewing along and all is fine. Then something happens and your machine is "having problems". Very often the problem isn't a machine issue. Here's a troubleshooting tips list to help you get sewing again.
You can only do as well as you can with the skills you have at the time. Your projects get better and better with practice.
Now's the perfect time to try new things, practice, practice, practice, and improve your skills!
Watch videos and try new things while you have this time at home.
State of Wisconsin now under a "Safer at Home" order.
Lots of mask patterns use elastic. here's our video on how to make them with ties instead.
We just got a call from Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. They are in need of masks. Please send them to: Bellin Hospital
Attn: Emergency Department
744 S. Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54301
If you like include a note or well wishes to them.
Dig to the back of the freezer. There's probably some yummy left over soup back there. Makes for a good dinner and more time to sew!
Remember to scroll down after watching today's topics. Previous day posts and projects are moved lower on this page.
Rather than making pillows, make pillow covers. By having a zipper, you can have one pillow form and make different "covers". No bulky pillows to store, just change the cover!
This video shows tips on how to complete your pillow and get a great professional look.
This is a great pattern for larger prints, applique' or machine embroider into the blocks.
Looks cute from baby size to king!
We know you all have enough chocolate in your house to last a month or two. So, only buy a day or two's worth at a time now so others don't need to go without!
Thanks for supporting your fellow quilters.
Many of you already have this pattern, but we wanted to start by sharing a little love!
Repeat after me: I am positive that quilting will calm my nerves!
The Sewing Basket is closed to the public.
Watch the video to see how to order product you may need and learn about the "fun" at home things we have planned for you
Can you find the blooper in this video?