Tuesday, August 26, 2008

September Newsletter

Just a little bit about me:

Note: You may click on each picture below for more details

WOW! September is here, already. It is starting to cool off here in Idaho. We are hoping to get one more trip down the Snake River before winter sets in. There is not much better than a peacful day on the river, a dry fly floating on the water and the bonus is catching that big fish on that little tiny white fly! (Piecing a quilt is a VERY close second!) What is it that you all love to do?

For most of you, school is in session. I hope you have settled into the "school" schedule. For myself, it is the joy of our little grandkids faces as they tell us all about their day at school. My daughter was telling about taking our 5 year old grandson to school. He didn't cry, but his 3 year old brother did! He just didn't know what he was going to do without him. I thought that was very sweet!

I have been picking beans and tomatoes from our small, but productive garden. Tomorrow will be canning day for sure! We planted 2 apple trees. One last year and one this year. BOTH of them have apples on them!


Speaking of canning.... did everyone get their fabric canned? The last newsletter I told you about putting my fabric scraps by color in canning jars. This is the best thing I have done in a LONG time. I will repost the picture for those who didn't see it last newsletter. Click on the picture for details.

Here are some other tips I have found. Some of them I have tried, others I am going to try!

To save computer space, storage space and also paper when downloading free patterns from the internet. I store them for a short time on my computer and then copy them onto a CD for storage. Each CD is labeled differently. For example, Applique, BOM, Mystery Quilts, Christmas quilts, etc. If there is a particular designer I like or web site that I follow year to year, they get a CD all their own. For example, Block Central has a CD all it's own. You can store a lot of quilts on 1 CD.

Always remember that the patterns you download off the internet are for personal use only and not for commercial use. And always give the designer the credit for their work!! - Truth in Pennsylvania

I'm always looking for measurements for my quilting projects. Here is a handy list of standard measurments:

Bed and Pillow Bed measurements
Standard Beds: (Matress sizes)
Crib 23 x 46 inches
Twin/Day bed 39 x 75 inches
Full/ Double 54 x 75 inches
Queen 60 x 80 inches
Standard King 76 x 80 inches

Pillows:Standard Bed Pillow 20 x 30 inches
Queen Bed Pillow 20 x 34 inches
King bed Pillow 20 x 40 inches

New Christmas Stocking Designs:

Christmas is getting closer, even though I hate to admit it! I have a new design added this month. He is a cute little Santa with a nice full beard! Click on his picture to take you to the full line of Christmas Stockings. Orders keep coming in so don't delay ordering so you can receive your Christmas Stockings in time for Christmas.

New BOM for September:

This month's design is such an easy one! I like the "on point" design of a simple pattern. Click on the picture to take you to our previous blocks. These previous patterns are available for just $.99. Please remember that you will receive this pattern FREE if you have signed the guestbook. If you haven't signed the guestbook, do it now to get the future BOM patterns sent to your email!
What's on SALE:

I know that some of you like to get an early start on your Holiday giving and decorations. I have a few Holiday related items on sale this month.

The Needle Book pattern is a fun and quick gift to make. I have given SEVEN of them away in the last 2 weeks! Make a bunch to keep on hand for those occasions when a quick gift is needed.

Halloween is just around the corner! I love the colors of Halloween and fall. You are sure to love this wall hanging for your Halloween Decorations.

This next wall hanging is perfect for the Thanksgiving Holiday. It simply states, "Give Thanks"

A Candy Cane door hanger is perfect for the upcoming Christmas holiday and can be displayed through January. It is made with scraps of red and white fabric to give it interest and texture.

This adorable wall hanging is a fun one. The saying is "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" The pattern comes with full size templates and easy to follow instructions.

The Annual CLOCK SALE!

ALL clocks are on sale during the month of September! This is a good time to order a Personalized Clock for those people who seem to have everything! Anyone would love one of our designs or use one of your own pictures for a REAL personal touch. Personalize with Names, dates, or sayings of your choice.

That's it for the next couple of weeks! I love hearing from you. Email me at quiltingforless@gmail.com to say Hi!

Keeping you in stitches!