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Welcome to 2019 and don’t forget the red underwear!
Welcome to 2019 at Apatchy Quilting! As usual we are very warm here in Brisbane and the air conditioners are cranked up to give us some relief – which then gives us a perfect sewing environment! I have many projects on the ‘to-be-done’ list and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into them after having a hiatus from sewing for many weeks. We spent over five weeks in Europe – Luvvy and I escorting our… Continue Reading
Super Summer Sale!
I mentioned in the last blog that, if you had trouble organising your UFO’s for this year you might like to join the 2018 APQ Challenge. The idea is that you number your UFOs from one to twelve. (If you have more than twelve you may need additional help – try adding more than one project to each number but remember that you have to work on more than one project each month if you do… Continue Reading
Welcome to 2018!
Welcome to 2018 at Apatchy Quilting! I guess everyone has taken Christmas down and the lights have been packed away for another year and those of us who have school-age children are getting organised for back-to-school. In Brisbane we have been sweltering while our stitching sisters in the northern hemisphere have been freezing their proverbials. This means that it’s a great time to turn on the air con (or heater if you’re in the northern hemisphere)… Continue Reading
The Perfect Quilter
If you’re perfect you will have re-arranged your sewing studio into the optimum ‘mission control for quilting’ by now. You will know where all your tools are and how to access them easily. All your fabric will not only be colour-coded but will also be systematically sorted into sizes and shapes based on an algorithm that you would have worked out in your scheduled downtime. Your embellishments will also be categorised according to colour and… Continue Reading
Coat of many colours and an event not to be missed
Although I’ve been absent from Smoke Signals for a couple of weeks the Apatcheez have been very busy as usual. I won’t show you all the lovely creations in one go but here are a few. Some girls are working on their challenge – don’t forget about that – details here. Others have new projects. Some are thinking about holidays and the star this week is Sharyn who is one of those – about to… Continue Reading
Top Quilting Tips No. 1- The Fabric of Life
In the Countdown to Classes series here’s number What would we do without FABRIC? People who don’t quilt just can’t COTTON on to why we love it so much and why we want to cut it up into small pieces and then sew them back together again. I don’t want to MUSLIN on your time but I think we could all use some more. OK I’ll stop now because I don’t have any more MATERIAL…. Continue Reading
“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come”
Thanks Shakespeare. Well maybe not too many wrinkles but definitely with the rest. So it’s that time of year again when there are birthdays galore at Apatchy. Mine was a few weeks past but this week we have the wonderful Jan’s on Sunday (a day she shares with a few others such as Joananne and Susan) and then there’s Mum’s on Wednesday – she will be visiting us and so we can celebrate her special… Continue Reading
All’s well that ends well
It’s just after 10.00pm and I have just finished getting the fabric room back to normal after the recent ‘flood’. Well when I say ‘normal’, actually it looks FANtastic. It’s gone from this: To this: OK so you can’t really see much and there’s a reason for that – since you’ve been inconvenienced for the last two weeks AND since it’s Apatchy Quilting’s 5th birthday this month I think we need to have a sale… Continue Reading