Archive for October, 2007

Christmas Project Material List: Pin Cushion & Arm Chair Caddy

October 21, 2007
  • 1/2 yard cotton material
  • 2 6″ squares muslin
  • 9″ x 18″ cotton batting
  • 6″ square felted wool
  • 6″ round elastic
  • 2 small strips Velcro — about 1 1/2 inches
  • Button
  • 2 cups fine sand or kitty litter (not the clay stuff)
  • thread, needle, scissors
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From the Studio Fall Show

October 21, 2007

The local artist group From the Studio is having their Fall Show this week!  The preview party is Weds, Oct 24, from 5 to 8 pm.  Thursday and Friday hours are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Saturday hours are 9:30 am to 4 pm.  The show is at University United Methodist Church at 2220 North Yale (across from WSU).

The artists in the group display a variety of items, ranging from jewelry to paintings, soaps to notecards, tie-dye to chalkware.  Many ASGers have been to previous shows and give them rave reviews!

Quilt Display at the Art Museum

October 21, 2007

The Wichita Art Museum is displaying “Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum” from October 14 to January 13, 2008 and “Kansas Quilts from the Prairie Quilt Guild” from October 21 to January 6, 2008.

They are sponsoring a free symposium on Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 1 to 4 pm.  There will be lectures from 4 “Kansas scholars, historians, and quilt makers.”   If you are interested, call 268-4917 to register!

Christmas Project Material List: Santa Pail

October 19, 2007
  • 1/4 yard fabric for outside, bottom and handle
  • 1/4 yard lining
  • Buttons for handle
  • Jingle bell or button for hat
  • 1/8 yard fabric for Santa body and hat
  • Scraps of fabric for hat band, face, beard, mustache
  • 1/4 yard fusible web
  • 1/2 yard cotton batting
  • Black beads or embroidery floss for eyes
  • Blush for cheeks

Nancy Zieman Videos Online!

October 19, 2007

Did you know you can watch video from Sewing with Nancy on your computer — for free?  Check out sewingwithnancytv.com

Christmas Project Material List: Garden Hat

October 18, 2007
  • 2 fat quarters of co-ordinating fabrics or 1/2 yard fabric of your choice
  • 1/2 yard fusible poly fleece
  • 1/2 light-weight fusible web
  • thread and decorative thread
  • sharp pointed scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • fray stop or check

Christmas Project Material List: Button Necklace

October 16, 2007
  • 33″ x 4″ bias strip of material — may be pieced
  • 24 or so buttons — choose one for a centerpiece
  • Needle & thread
  • 18″ of eyelash yarn
  • scissors

Christmas Project Material List: Drawstring Bag with Interior Pockets

October 15, 2007
  • Square rulers or long ruler with mat and cutting tool
  • 2 fat quarters
  • Cording — about 4 yd for a 16 inch bag
  • A bodkin or safety pin to thread in the cording
  • A marking tool

East Side Neighborhood Group

October 15, 2007

The October meeting of the east side neighborhood group will be Tuesday, October 16, 7 pm at Needle Nook.  The topic will be techniques for fancy hems.  Any ASG member is welcome — regardless of where you live!

Christmas Project Material List: Luggage Tags

October 14, 2007
  • 3″ x 12″ scrap of fabric
  • Heavy weight iron-on interfacing
  • Vinyl to put on top – plastic for templates or anything you can sew through