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Solid Fabric Projects - Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge

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  Quilting your Legacy Monthly Themed Challenge is Solid Fabric Projects!   I've been noticing an uptick in people purchasing solid fabrics. The question, 'wow, these beautiful colors go together nicely, what are you going to create? Flows out of my mouth because I'm so curious. When I think of solid fabrics, I reflect on Amish quilts and quilts from early America. But also some modern quilts definitely have bright and bold solid quilts and projects.   While doing research for solid quilts, I had fun going through my Grandma’s quilting books and I noticed there are many documented examples of 1930s...

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Notecards 101 - How & Why to Write a Short Notecard Today

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I believe it's the uncertain times we're currently facing, or it's because I'm getting older and life is changing fast that I've pondered what matters most. I've noticed myself retreating into myself and digging deep to figure out why I do what I do and how did I get so lucky. My conclusion is if it weren't for a supportive village, I wouldn't be where I am today. Perhaps you feel the same way? We're all on different paths and journeys, but how we got to this moment in our life is who we need to thank.Naturally, there could be...

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Reliable Face Mask without Elastic created by Emily Hammer at Norton House Quilting

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Wow, what a crazy time we're currently living in, where we can't leave the house without a face mask securely placed on the face. It's essential to wear face masks because it helps our germs from contaminating other people. A few things you should know before you start making the Reliable Face Mask without Elastic because it has some unique features compared to the standard face masks I've seen people make. What the CDC says about homemade face masks today The most important takeaway from the CDC's message is that covering your face when you leave the house is a "voluntary...

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How to customize, Wear, and Make Masks from Mary Brady of MasquerAID Deerfield Valley, Vermont

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MasquerAID Fabric Mask Making is requesting your help! A group of sewers has formed together to make 100% cotton masks for people in need in the Deerfield Valley. They're requesting more sewers using a 10-minute pattern they've found best to crank out the masks for our community members. Could you help them sew? If yes, what do you need? I'll do my best to help direct and fill everyone's needs to help support this vital cause.Pick-up and drop-off will be available at the Norton House on the picket fences. We will have kits available, but they're not ready at this moment....

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Homemade Mask Making - What’s working including videos and patterns

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It’s energizing to be part of so many different mask-making journey’s. Beckie and I are honored to help troubleshoot your fabric mask-making needs. Below are the best tips and videos I’ve sent to Legacy Quilters, and many tips sewers have replied confirming what worked. We’ve been entirely out of elastic for weeks now, but fellow quilters have suggested; shoe ties hair elastic pipe cleaners ironing 2 1/2 inch strips pre-made bias tape bias tape makers  The best-performing designs are masks constructed from two layers of high-quality, “quilter’s cotton,” from two-layers of thick batik fabrics, and a double-layer mask with an...

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