Another week flew by with little time in my studio. I had four evening meetings last week -- guild board on Wednesday and interviews of applicants for the 2014 Zion-Benton Leadership Academy on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
NLCQG quilt show in October. (I am 2-1/2 months ahead of time!) I am entering nearly everything I have on hand that isn't otherwise obligated.
Hanging sleeves are easy. Cut fabric into 9" strips. (Hint: bedsheets are good sources of long strips.) Sew strips into tubes. Press the tube so the seam is in the center. Pin the tube with the seam toward the quilt -- then you don't have to turn the tube inside out.
The labels I use most often are those I print from the computer. I use the "business card" template in Word and print 10 labels at a time. I use a Pigma pen to add quilt name, date, recipient, or other relevant details. I make more elaborate labels for some quilts.
I "frame" the printed label on a piece of fabric and sew the frame to the quilt. That's the only hand-sewing I do on a quilt.
If I can't keep myself from buying fabric the least I can do is buy bargains. These pieces came from two estate sales this weekend. The blue sheet was used as a drop cloth. I can cut out the paint splashes. I love the blue/green print. The Ralph Lauren sheet is queen-sized, package unopened. $2 for the two! The red fabrics total 3-1/8 and were $2, total.
P.S. I have a secret project! I'm one of the participants in Quiltmaker's Back to School Party. I have finished the quilt I made from the fabric selection they sent me. I am sworn to secrecy -- tune into the Quiltmaker blog on September 1!
I'm linking up with fellow quiltmakers at Judy's Patchwork Times