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So, on Wednesday our guild had a charity sew day and they warned us that they were bringing strips to be made into tops!
i took this bundle of 2” x about 15” strips and sewed them into blocks. Then cut them into rectangles and framed half of them with yellow 1 1/2” strips that were there. I cut a few black strips and framed the other half.
i got the blocks made at Sew day. Came home and put the blocks together! Fun quilt for some boy!
I have about the same same amount of similar strips in red and orange prints. Another may need to be made in some pattern....lhummmmm.
Excellent work with random strips, Ellen. Amazing how you can make something cool and appealing out of scraps.
Here's one example of "recycling" with clay. I had made some mod cane circles and put them on a tall drinking glass to use as a pencil holder. Got bored with that after a year so I peeled them off of the drinking glass and put them in a baggie and stored them as "baked cane slices".
Now they are baked on a smooth rock and sort of look like a pine cone gone wrong or an empty turtle shell or a deserted alien space ship or a .... you name it, please. I have peeled it off the rock and will eventually put it on a stake and stick in a flower pot.
hum...I dunno if the quilting she showed on the T-shirt quilt in the video was on a domestic or not...might have to comment on the YouTube video and ask..
and thanks for the reminder about the ball point needle for knits...
do you know if the needles on a serger are ball point or not? I know a lot of people use them to sew on knits....(I have one that I have barely used...sigh)
oooh...kinda like a blue lantana..if you squint at it....like that one too!
Thank you, Suze.
Blue lantana it is!
I don't own a serger so I couldn't even hazard a guess.
That question about ballpoint needles for longarms was a good puzzler but it took me a long time to remember to look up an answer for you.
Looks like Superior Threads might have the answer on their needles for longarms page. (Lawsy-mercy, they do have a lot of choices!) You have to scroll down a bit but they have a selection of needles called "light ball". I suppose if you give them a phone call you would get more information.
Nice job with the strips Ellen!