Sunday, June 28, 2009

Safety Grip Handles for Rotary Cutting Rulers

We had an accident in quilting camp. One of the adults (I don't allow the kids to use the rotary cutters) sliced a portion of skin off her finger while cutting fabric for the kids' quilts.

The Gypsy Quilter has been offering safety suction grip handles for rotary cutting rulers:

These are merely dent pullers (the dual suction handle is also sold as a shower grip handle). You will find them for great prices at places like Harbor Freight and similar tool outlets. The whole set will be under 25 dollars.

Buy some for your friends. ;)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quilts from 9th Annual 4-H Quilt Camp

(Click on images for a larger view.)

After a few challenging obstacles, 3 campers who missed a day of camp, and one mishap with the rotary cutter, we finished the week with 9 quilts and one quilt top to be completed later in the summer with one of the volunteers (aka the camper's 4-H leader). It is so rewarding for the volunteers, parents, and camp participants to see the results of their hard work and perseverance. A big thank you for all who helped make this year's camp a huge success. Without the helpful hands of parents and volunteers and the donated space at the local Catholic school, we would not be able to run this special program.

If you would like to make the pillowcase, you will find the instructions online:

For a CD including the complete program guide for the half-day camp program see the link below for details: