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Pincushion Swap!

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As you all know, at this month's meeting we will be hosting a fun little pincushion swap! Let's make this one a blind swap (just like the holiday scrap swap) so be sure to either wrap up your pincushion or put it in a bag of some sort.

Here are some ideas for you:




For some more fun ideas check out the Pincushions and Scrappy Pincushion Swap groups on Flickr!

English Paper Piecing Links

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Hey y'all! Just to round-out the English Paper Piecing workshop that I hosted at the last TMQG meeting, here are some links to various EPP tutorials and projects.


There is a tutorial on my blog for the Quilt as you Go Coaster I brought in to the meeting. This tutorial includes step-by-step instructions (with pictures) for paper piecing the way that I demonstrated and for creating the coaster if you so wish. It can be found here.
You can find a tutorial from The Stitchin' Post in Sisters here that demonstrates not only using glue on your templates, but also sewing through the templates rather than the way I demonstrated. Sewing through your templates is especially useful when working with larger pieces. It also shows a quick demonstration of how to whip-stitch the pieces together.
A really great post from Flossie Teacakes with a plethora of information can be found here. She discusses fabric choice, different template materials, choosing thread, and much more!
A tutorial using …