Episode 8 – More chatting

Show notes for Episode 8 – Just some more chatting

Podcast: Episode 8 – More Chatting

Thanks to Lisa at A Stitch of Faith for letting me know that it is okay not to edit my podcasts.

I got creative this weekend and pulled out the Hexagon die for the AccuQuilt GO!  Each die comes with a pattern inside and I decided to make the table topper for that die.  I had never worked with Y seams before Saturday.  At first, I decided Y seams were a B****.  But after a while, I quit fighting the fabric and let it speak to me and figured out how to do it.  I can’t take all of the credit though.  Something in the back of my mind kept thinking Kaye Woods or Eleanor Burns.  As I recall, I watched one of them tell me how to sew a Y seam.  It had something to do with folding the fabric in, so I just did it.  I think it all laid pretty flat.  Take a look and let me know what you think.  I know the fabric choices are questionable, but they were available in my stash and reminded me of spring.

Hexagon Tabletobber and matching coaster

Here are the hotpads I made.  I found these at http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=550

Hotpads made from scrap material with the GO! 2 1/2" die.

See the jewelry/treasure box my mother in law made me for Christmas.

My MIL is such an awesome bi-crafter. This is quilt blocks done in needlepoint.

I received the Martelli Rotary Cutter for Christmas.  I really like it.  It took a couple of tries to get used to, but I like it!

I like my new Sewline TRIO marking pen as well.

Sometimes we forget to treat ourselves to a little pampering.  If you live in the Denver, CO area and are looking for some TLC, call Jenn at Body & Sole.  Ask her for the Michele Treatment.  You will love it!!!

Check out this awesome Ginger Garlic Beef recipe.  Note:  The recipe calls for beef broth, but does not tell the user when to add it.  Once I mixed it with the soy sauce mixture and once I mixed it in with the vegetables.  It worked great both ways.  If you try it, let me know what you think.

Here are some pictures of the Kindle Covers I have done:

First cover I made

Picture of the first Kindle Cover I made

Open view

Open view

Easily folds back for reading

Easily folds back for reading

Getting fancy with the closure

Getting fancy with the closure


4 Responses to “Episode 8 – More chatting”

  1. Lady Rags Says:

    I was only able to down load a version of podcast 6… for this pod cast…. a lot of studdering occured. You might want to check your files.

    Sorry, I think it is your files/ link not my computer.

    Lady Rags

  2. Tami Knox Says:

    Hi, Michele,

    I just ordered the martelli on your recommendation. Can’t wait to get it. I ordered some extra blades too, so if you still need some………… Tami

    • quiltsnkids Says:

      Hi Tami,

      I hope you enjoy the Martelli as much as I do. It does take a little getting used to but then it is so comfortable. Hold it as if you are holding a computer mouse and that really does help. Let me know what you think about it when it comes in.

  3. Tami Knox Says:

    Wow! The Martelli is amazing! I’m trying to get used to not pushing so hard!! Hope you’re doing well. Tami

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