On my quest for 100% cotton batting I have found what I wanted. http://www.homecrafttextiles.com.au/
a 15 metre roll 2.8 metre wide, $164.25 = $10.95 a metre. Postage is $8.95
Great value. I thought that other quilters might like to take a look.
Quilt Doodles Doodles, What a lovely and fun name that is! has a free block of the month happening through Craftsy. This is the blog link. http://quiltdoodledesigns.blogspot.com.au/
How cute is this! I love doing blanket stitch and looking forward to making these.
We are half way through January already! Aussie Hero quilt in progress.
My plan is to make a quilt a week and 5 laundry bags. One for the quilt and one general box of 4 laundry bags so they are ready to post when needed.
I am also knitting in the evenings. This is the project I am currently working on. A baby blanket for charity. I am not setting myself up for a set number of knitting projects, just getting as much done as I can. for the Guardian Pharmacy Angels program held in August. I plan on making hats, scarves gloves and blankets. I am also doing a couple of Block of the Month projects that will end up as quilts for the end of the year adapted to fit the Aussie Hero quilt specifications. and a project for my daughter that I will not be posting about, that will be blogged about at the end of the year.
I am also putting out a question. I am currently on the look out for some good quality cotton batting for the Aussie Hero quilts in bulk. I would love to hear from fellow bloggers/quilters for some tips. Usually I wait until I have the Spotlight vouchers and use them, but I am down to my last couple of quilt sizes left and need some in a hurry.
This is my first hand stitched block.4 tones of yellow, green with yellow background and my mirrored fabrics. I am looking forward to seeing the next block next month. At the end of the year I will give this finished quilt as an Aussie Hero quilt, Green and gold make it a gender neutral choice.
This is what I have been working on today. An Aussie Hero quilt request. The colours asked for were blues, yellows, greens and purples. What I did was cut the lengths of fabrics in widths of 2 1/2 inches, sewed them together in groups of 3 and then cut them into 6 1/2 inch blocks. I then made them into 3 piles and the top and bottom mirror each other and the middle I sewed in waves.
Back in 2010 when my daughter got married I made them a large floor cushion as a wedding gift.
It has over time gotten a bit of wear and tear and she has asked me to re do it as a wall hanging.
Originally it was going to be put into a frame but now I have found in my sewing room quite by chance a very large hoop. I have put it into this instead. The paper that is pinned on at the moment will have the names and dates of the event and will be done in printable fabric and sewn in place. I will also add a hanging loop to the top of the hoop. I had a lot of fun unpicking and re sewing this by hand.
I have taken apart all the Hard Yakka pants I bought from Savers. Each side yields 4 long pieces, I have taken off the buttons and zips for use later. Each 1/4 of the legs makes two 4 inch wide strips and two 2 1/4 inch strips. This makes a total of 3 bag tops or in other words, 12 bag tops per pair of pants. I have 17 pairs of these.
Each pant leg strips.
Put into a laundry bag.
I have jeans that I will also do this too. I have enough hard wearing fabric for plenty of laundry bags this year.