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Thursday, January 02, 2014
New Years Day Annual Sew-In
My Thursday Bee came over for our annual Sew In at my studio. Just woke up from a 2 hour nap after everyone left. Sewing is such hard work!
Finished putting the binding and label on my '4 on the floor - Flannel quilt. 60 x 80" 8 yards from stash. Don't know if this counts, but gave away 5 pounds of 2, 2.5 and 3inch strips. At our fabric by the pound sale next week, we figure that 1 pound of fabric is about 3.5 yards (Darker fabarics weigh more than light colored fabric!) So, by that calculation another 17.5 yards from some really old stash (like from the 80s and 90s) .
Last year on New Years Day, we did a 'Jelly roll Race' with strips cut from my stash. We measured out about 13 oz each for all our Bee members. We - in our estimation- figured 13 oz came out to about a good sized Jelly roll (i.e. 42 2.5" strips) We did not want to count strips, so we weighed the fabric. See the quilts that we turned in to the Comfort Quilters. Nita says these were the first ones to be selected at the nursing home due to the bright colors!