Genna Marie Schultz of Milwaukee sent in a link to a fabulous little site called Quilter’s World Newsletter to share with readers. “This is an amazing site, and with my daughters both receiving American Girl dolls this Christmas, I just thought I would share what the site has to offer for quilters and their children’s 18” dolls.”
Thank you, Genna! As most of us already know, doll accessories for this particular brand of doll are quite expensive. Using quilting techniques, scraps, or strips left over from strip quilting to finish quilted doll blankets, vests, and outfits is just another creative use for the sewing skill-set of a quilter!
If you care to use the site, the link is here. There is an offer for an e-mail monthly newsletter that brings in a world of information for quilters and sewing masters alike with books on fat quarters, mini-quilts, and so much more offered at a discount.
Genna also suggested a few tips for the new year:
- Save small prints and striped scraps in a bin and label it for doll clothing
- Keep the cut-offs from strip quilting for last minute projects, like pot holders, dolly clothes, or checkbook covers in another labeled bin to keep things organized this year
- Save your notions such as small pieces of ribbon, elastic or those stray buttons from the dryer to complete projects
- Zippers are also the rage this year and are even found on shoes and jewelry. Why not save zippers for your modern quilt embellishments!
Do you have an idea to share with readers? This holiday season you may find some time to get that extra stitching in, or read up on some new techniques. Please share your finds with us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you like this column, please subscribe at the top of the page to keep up withthe latest in quilting in Milwaukee!