The Sewing Basket

WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 3 PM FRIDAY, MAY 22 THRU MONDAY, JUNE 1.  WE'LL OPEN TUESDAY, JUNE 2 AT 9 AM. 

ENJOY YOUR WEEK! 

Your Daily Dose of the WyseGuys - Sheryl & Elayne

share & play with us while you're safe at home - scroll down

Posts will be Monday - friday and include shop updates and information

Knowledge

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.

FREE Patterns

Everyone loves free quilt patterns and project ideas.  We'll focus on "Stash Buster" type projects and even include some quilt videos.

Sense of community

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.

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - Wednesday, April 1

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

See a fun free quilt pattern for playing with panels.

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Twisted Panel Pattern

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

Have fun with this one!  

We'd love to see pictures.  Join our Facebook group - Sewing Basket Quilting Group to share.

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USA HOME panel

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USA HOME panel

We're posting more panels and products each day in our web store.  Thanks for supporting us.

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - Tuesday, March 31

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

Have fun making projects using bias tape.

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Elayne Loves using bias tape

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

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!

Button picture

Grandma's button box

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Grandma's button box

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 :)

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - monday, March 30

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Blender lines added to web store

Blender lines added to web store

Today's video includes a quilt shop tour!

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Blender lines added to web store

Blender lines added to web store

Blender lines added to web store

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.

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Quilt block word search puzzle

Blender lines added to web store

Quilt block word search puzzle


Like puzzles?

Here's a little quilt block word search for you.

Daily Dose of the wyseguys - friday, March 27

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what was your first quilt project

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Winter star pattern for table runner

Winter Star Runner

what was your first quilt project

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Best friend 1st quilt project

what was your first quilt project

what was your first quilt project

what was your first quilt project

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.

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - thursday, March 26

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

Had a few technical difficulties today.  Hope this link to our Facebook video works!

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Mask with ties video

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

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Mask pattern

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Mask pattern

Print a copy of the mask pattern with ties.

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - wednesday, March 25

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

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Masks needed

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

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.  

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Today's tip

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Today's tip

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.

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - tuesday, March 24

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

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Troubleshooting tips

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

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.

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today's tip

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today's tip

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.

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - monday, March 23

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No elastic? Here's how to help

No elastic? Here's how to help

State of Wisconsin now under a "Safer at Home" order.  

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No elastic? Here's how to help

No elastic? Here's how to help

No elastic? Here's how to help

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.

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Tip for the day

No elastic? Here's how to help

Tip for the day

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!

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - Friday, March 20

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Fabric Requirements for 20 Twenty

BLOCK ONE - 20 Twenty Quilt along

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BLOCK ONE - 20 Twenty Quilt along

Fabric Requirements for 20 Twenty

BLOCK ONE - 20 Twenty Quilt along

Watch the video to learn about block 1.

Click here for Block 1 pattern

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Fabric Requirements for 20 Twenty

Fabric Requirements for 20 Twenty

Fabric Requirements for 20 Twenty

How much fabric is needed for the 20 Twenty Quilt?

  If you want to quilt along with the 20 Twenty quilt be sure to join the group.  

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - Thursday, March 19

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Make a pillow with a back zipper

Make a pillow with a back zipper

Remember to scroll down after watching today's topics.  Previous day posts and projects are moved lower on this page.

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Make a pillow with a back zipper

Make a pillow with a back zipper

Make a pillow with a back zipper

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!

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Constructing your pillow

Make a pillow with a back zipper

Constructing your pillow

This video shows tips on how to complete your pillow and get a great professional look.

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - March 18

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

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Framed Fats Quilt Pattern

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The Wyseguys - Sheryl & Elayne

This is a great pattern for larger prints, applique' or machine embroider into the blocks. 

 Looks cute from baby size to king!

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Hoarding tip

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Hoarding tip

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.

Daily Dose of the wyse guys - March 17

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Rachael's Heart Pillow Pattern

Rachael's Heart Pillow Pattern

Rachael's Heart Pillow Pattern

Many of you already have this pattern, but we wanted to start by sharing a little love!

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clean your machine

Rachael's Heart Pillow Pattern

Rachael's Heart Pillow Pattern

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Try to stay Positive

Rachael's Heart Pillow Pattern

Try to stay Positive

Repeat after me:  I am positive that quilting will calm my nerves!

March 17, Happy St Patrick's day

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?