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Mar 11, 2014

Quick & Easy

Sorry about the off kilter photo, my bad!!
This quilt top allowed me to use up a pack of charm squares.  From design layout to stitching it all together took about 2 hours. It doesn't get any better than that.
This is also going to my helping hands group.
If you are wondering about what I talking about......this year I decided to make and donate lap quilts to my local helping hands group. These ladies get together each Wednesday to sew all day on lap quilts which they donate to nursing homes, women's centers, hospice and hospitals. 
Since I can't meet with them, I work on the quilts at home and take them in towards the end of each month. Some I machine quilt, others are dealt with by the wonderful ladies.
This endeavor has allowed me to get rid of clean out my enormous stash. 
For once the scraps haven't been able to multiply....LOL
So far I've been able to donate 30 quilts and or tops.
Since these are lap sized, it's easy to whip them out quickly for the most part. Machine quilting takes about 2 hours per quilt not counting the time it takes to secure the backing and batting to the top.
 (click on the link which will take you to his blog, then click on 
Craft Videos near the top of his blog) 
with the hairspray which is quick and doesn't mess up the machine at all. Thank you Gene, again for that tip.


Vicki H said...

Great tip. I had never heard of using hair spray. Sure cheaper than buying basting spray.

Barb said...

What a wonderful cause .....

Needled Mom said...

That makes such a nice scrap quilt.
Great job.

Marie said...

Love the hair spray idea. You have helped so many with your donations and I know they really appreciated them. Have a great day.Hugs, Marie

Miz Karen said...

Never thought about hairspray. Cheaper and no dangerous fumes. Thanks for sharing the idea. I have several small quilts that I need to get done quickly, so I'll try this out.

Joanne Lendaro said...

hahaha!! love that you crossed out the "get rid of" in your post, and those were some pretty cool cars.


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