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May 26, 2021
Sampler Spree fun with a rainbow of fabric squares from The Crafty Quilter

Last week I cut a rainbow of 3 3/4″ squares using fabric from each of my scrap bins. I was preparing for a project I’m doing with my daughter’s 5th grade class (she’s the teacher) involving hexagons and tessellating shapes. I’ll give you the full report on that later next week. Anyways, it turns out that 2 1/2″ squares will work better, but I didn’t want to trim the previously cut squares. Too much work and who wants to waste fabric? I had a bunch of mini charm packs that were perfect and ...

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September 15, 2020
New on Color Girl YouTube: Pressing from Fabrics 'n Flowers

I know we all joke that quilters always have an ironing board set up but wear wrinkly clothes. (-: In

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September 17, 2018
Flat Out Fabulous – Starch Recipe and Wool Pressing Mat from Cookie's Creek

One of the things quilters strive for are flat seams – crisp, sharp and flat!  No icky starchy flakes, no wrinkles, no stretched out fabric.  Flat out fabulous!  A couple tricks of the trade are a good starch and a wool pressing mat.

One of my favorite starches comes from a recipe in our 2012 Trinity Valley Quilters’ Guild cookbook.   Here are the ingredients:

I keep the recipe on a rather large spray bottle so I don’t have to go looking for it:

Now, the vodka should be cheap, but I don’t buy cheap vodka, so I use what ...

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