the A Sparkler Gets As Hot As An Oven one to remind parents about the dangers of fireworks on bonfire night.... with leaflets about firework safety....
and the Christmas home safety one with the rejoiner not to leave candles near cotton wool beards.... the labels around the edge all had fire safety advice on them....
A favourite with the children was the Save Your Families Life With a Smoke Detector, which was made with the traditional the house block. I had so much fun making those quilts! The fire safety advice balloons were supplied by firemen in yellow braces who came to deliver them at the surgery, a nice surprise for all the staff!
So Green Star Quilts was started and I wanted to share with you some of the things which have helped me along the way. I have amazed myself at my passion for the right tissue paper and cardboard boxes for packaging, my detailed knowledge of the Royal Mail postal charges , keeping accounts, tax returns and the list goes on... Advice was that I should start with a business plan, but I started with this book...
|Professional Machine Quilting by Carol A. Thelen|
The next book was this one, very battered now, it has been through a leak in the sewing room roof, the pages stuck together with damp and carefully prised apart, it is my book to turn to for star patterns.. I think it is out of print now, so it is greatly treasured...
|The Block Book by Judy Martin|
|505 spray fabric glue|
|Free Motion Quilting by Angela Walters and roll of drafting paper|
|Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkinson|
So, set your machine to the wiggly line stitch and set the stitch length to about 3.5. Cut the edges of the wadding straight with a rotary cutter. Holding the edges together but not overlapping, machine down the joining line so that the stitch swings from the edge of one piece to the other:
and made it into this:
|Green Star Quilts sewing room|
Have a lovely weekend, it is freezing here today, I am back in vests and socks after a few days of sandals and summer skirts, I hope you found the tips helpful,