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Sew Ottawa! HST Week 6 [HST Sew-a-long 2018 7/18]

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Welcome to Week 6! You have some serious quilt real estate happening now. You might feel equally excited because things are looking "quilty" and overwhelmed because there has been so much work and still no snuggly blanket! Keep at it, we'll soon get to talking about putting the top together and the whole quilting process.

Last week, Colleen generously offered up a Frixion Pen and Colour Catchers! I use these in my in sewing room often. I use Colour Catchers with each wash of new fabrics. I also gift one sheet with every quilt I gift with a little note.

Speaking of gifted quilts - have you considered adding a quilt tag to your finished project? I love adding these to mine as that final personal touch. If this interests you, start thinking about what you might want to do. You can just hand write a message, sign and date using a fabric marker (I thought this one was cute). You can use your printer and freezer paper as another method. You could contact someone like Labelici…

Sew Ottawa! HST Week 5 [HST Sew-a-long 2018 6/18]

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Hi all! Colleen has an awesome week 5 prepared for you all.  From Colleen at Sewing for Sawyer.  Welcome to week 5! You guys are doing so amazing and your quilts are coming together nicely! At this point we should have all have 5 blocks and we will be adding 2 more this week – almost halfway there if you aren’t quite caught up yet that’s ok, we will have some time at the end to get caught up. Last week we had a wonderful prize donated from Jenna-Rae at Fabric Crush. Thank you Jenna-Rae! The winner was Christa Fine with her beautiful Purple blocks! This week our prize is a box of Shout Colour Catchers and two FriXion pens – perfect for all the HSTs we are doing!! This week we are going to talk about lining up points and keeping seams lined up. It has been brought up a lot on the weekly threads so I thought we could go over a few tips. Cutting and Sewing. Make sure you are starting with your 3.5″ blocks and they are not misshaped or the wrong size, a 1/16th of an inch can make a big dif…

Sew Ottawa! HST Week 4 [HST Sew-a-long 2018 5/18]

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Week 4 I'm truly thankful for everyone's positive approach to our little sewing community (which is growing by the way - did you see?). It really is making my quiet moments of motherhood (you know the ones I mean) so bright. So thank you!
Recap Last week, Colleen walked us through a beautiful Windmill Star block. Yours were stunning! It's starting to take shape. We also discussed doubling up on some weeks; as some of you are eager to produce more. Keep going at your own pace. there will be a lull at the end as we piece our blocks together and prepare to quilt. If you miss a week or two, you will be able to catch up. If you're new to the Sew-A-Long, welcome! Have a read through Week 1 and Week 2 for some fundamentals and start with this week's block.
Week 4 Sponsor This week is sponsored by Fabric Crush. Fabric Crush is owned by local company, Sewing a Rae of Sunshine is dedicated to fostering an inviting community for sewists to learn. You can find their classes a…

Sew Ottawa! HST Week 3 [HST Sew-a-long 2018 4/18]

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Hi all!

Welcome back to Week 3 of the Half Square Triangle Sew-A-Long. This week, Colleen at Sewing for Sawyer has the following block to show us. The following can be found on her blog here.

Week 3 is already here and you guys are doing so great, I love seeing all your creations every week, the quilts you all create are going to be so stunning and all so different. How did everyone get along with the new method for constructing your half square triangles? Tania did a great job explaining it didn’t she  Congratulations to Melanie for winning last weeks prize, generously donated by the Ottawa Sewing Centre!  This weeks prize will be a Fat Quarter bundle of some cute fabrics! If you are new here (Hi!!) check out here for the starting method to construct an HST or week 2 here to see how to construct them in bulk. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send one of us a message or post on the facebook page. I have been finding that an image of the finished block helps me in picking my…