Friday, September 9, 2011

Two-Topic Day

Two topics occupy my agenda today. First, I have been waiting to tell you about some very fun packages I've recently received in the mail. Second, I need suggestions on possible recycling ideas for an item.

It has been way too long since I've gotten any squishy packages in the mail. This is due in large part to my commitment to use from the stash. I've done pretty well with this goal, but I did have to break down and order this fat pack of Moda fabric from Green Fairy Quilts.

Panier de Fleurs by French General was just too beautiful to resist. So I found a great deal online and took the plunge. I really have been exercising restraint when it comes to buying more fabric, so I felt this was okay since it was 30% off. I'd looked at lots of the new lines of fabrics just out or due out, and this is the one I wanted most of all. ~~total bliss~~

Don't you agree that it was truly irresistible?

Another day brought another goodie. Awhile back I wrote about my friend and former student Amie who is making a postage stamp quilt - no repeats in fabric. She needs scraps, and lots of them! So a fellow Ohioan, Melissa, sent me a baggie-full of scraps she'd recently amassed. You can visit with Melissa at her blog, if you like.

I promised Melissa that I'd get my own scraps rounded up and have a package ready to send on to Amie early next week. Take a look back to see the story of Amie's ongoing project here and here. I'll gladly take scraps if you are interested in helping Amie. Leave a message and I will follow up.

Now, my second agenda item. I've got an old cutting mat that has warped terribly. Is there any use for them once they get this bad?

I'd love to be able to repurpose this mat, or figure out a re-use. I am betting that quilters have ideas of how this mat can be saved from the trash heap.

It's pretty badly warped, isn't it? I just hate that it's ruined. I really hope there is some alternate use for it.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Here are a couple of links regarding warped mats that might interest you!

  2. Noooo, I don't want to follow the links Julie has given. I have had a warped mat for about 3 years now and finally threw it out last week!

    That FQ bundle looks just gorgeous. I can see why you couldn't leave it in the shop.

  3. I once heard that a soak in a hot tub will help with a warped mat...

    Looking forward to updates on Amie's progress!!!


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