As the temperatures begin to cool down, I long for fabric arts. This year, I am learning how to quilt.
Fabric arts are an important part of any sustainability plan! Knitting, crocheting, weaving and quilting are all important skills for at least one member of the family to master.
Fabric art skills will not only serve your own home and family, but these skills are also very useful for bartering!
Quilting makes use of our fabric scraps, which many of us have a difficult time organizing…myself included. Over the years, I’ve developed a personal plan to organize and use my scraps (see video).
However, after stumbling onto “Cut the Scraps” at the library, I knew I had to own a copy. Even as a novice quilter, I was not only motivated by Joan’s system, but inspired to go beyond my own preconceived abilities and go for it!
Hummingbird Highway is graciously giving a copy of “Cut the Scraps” away to one lucky Morristribe reader!
All quilters know one thing for sure: a fabric stash is a living thing.
It grows imperceptibly at first, but soon takes over your sewing room, and, if you’re not careful, your life.
Joan Ford is a quilt designer who recognized a need to clear the clutter among her fellow quilters and came up with a fun and effective way to deal with it. Enter ScrapTherapy, Ford’s feel-good method for organizing the mounds of fabric — from yards and fat quarters to skinny scraps — and turning them into quilts and a wide array of accessories.
In this innovative book, Ford offers step-by-step instructions for cutting a fabric stash down to size — quite literally — and provides 20 original patterns for quilts, pillows, table runners, and more.
How to Enter to Win?
*Visit Hummingbird Highway’s website and look around a bit. Don’t forget to check out the freebies! Come back here and leave a comment letting us know what you liked best.
* “Like” Hummingbird Highway on Facebook and let them know that The Morristribe sent you. (Leave a comment and let me know what you did)
* Share this giveaway on YOUR Facebook page, one entry each time you do. (Leave a comment, you can do this as many times as you want!)
Drawing for the book will take place October 1, 2012 at 9pm, good luck!