Friday, May 13, 2016

Perfect 1/4" Inch Info

Lots of great tip sharing last night! Jean had shown us a cool tool - Perfect Piecing Seam Guide. You can find it a most quilt shops - little yellow ruler -

Sewing Perfect 1/4"

Really want “scant” – so just a bit less than ¼ - the thicker your sewing thread, the more scant you need it to be because of the extra space it will take when pressing.

Quiltville Technique:

McCall’s Quilting:

Tip 1
Check your sewing machine feet – You may already have a ¼ foot. If not, purchasing a 3rd party foot that fits your machine could be a wise purchase!

Tip 2
Put down a length of tape so it gives you a longer runway!

Tip 3
Tack down a stack of post its – gives you a ridge to go along

Tip 4
Test your project fabric and thread – things change! Testing now will save you tons of time and frustration when making your blocks!

Tip 5 - does your piecing kinda slide and you get crooked sewing? Adjust your pressor foot pressure! Check your machine manual on how to do it. (I remembered I had loosened mine quite awhile back and never tightened when I returned to piecing!)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

April 2016 Meeting Notes

Willow River Piecemakers Quilt Guild – New Richmond, WI

April 14, 2016 Meeting Notes

President Erica called meeting to order.

Show and Tell of projects/items.

We wish to thank hostesses: Sandy Balcerek, Linda Andert, & Jean Potter

May hostesses will be: Jean Krumm, Patsy Larson, Betty Schmit

Correspondence read. Announcements. Updates shared. Some give-away items brought in.

Erica will do an agenda for the business meetings with Committee Chairs sending items to her early

enough for inclusion. If no agenda, no business meeting, just social and show & tell. This was one of those sharing meetings enjoyed by all.

Caring Quilts: Two fire quilts distributed; 1 to New Richmond Ambulance for their fundraiser; 9 lap
robes to Deerfield; 9 to St. Croix Health Center. Mary Jo, one of our members, is moving and shared
items for caring quilt committee. 30 quilts left to be distributed which includes 3 baby blankets.

Respectfully submitted, Mary Simonds, Secretary Next meeting on May 12 at 6:30 pm

May - program for those who wish to stay - perfect ¼” seam will show how to do so on a machine that the needle moves and on machine where it does not.

WRPM Meeting Agenda 5/12/16 6:30 p.m.

Call to Order & Show and Tell (30 minutes)

Approval of minutes and Treasury Report

Old Business


a.) Retreat (10 min.)

1.) Decision must be made tonight

a.) Program (10 min)

b.) Quilt Show (15 min)

Let’s do our best to keep the meeting under an hour so we can enjoy the potential nice

weather! Thanks Everyone