The Quality Sewing & Vacuum Sew Fun is pretty fun. They serve food and beverages and give you discounts on in store purchases. Initially, I didn’t join the group because it is basically a giant sales pitch. However, after going a few times there are several tips that the speaker gives and they have a time for show and tell where any one can show off what they’ve made. And those two things have won me over. I love seeing what people in my community are doing and being inspired to craft!
For January the focus was on Mariner’s Compass Blocks without Paper Piecing & The Tunic Bible. I don’t quilt but a lot of the ladies there liked the concept of the mariner’s compass, and it did look pretty amazing. But I was excited about the Tunic Bible by Sarah Gunn & Julie Starr. I’ve been looking for a simple top pattern that I can perfect and then manipulate and this book is exactly that. We’ll see what comes of it.
*Oh! one of the tips the speaker gave was to wash linen fabric at least 7 times before sewing it.*
When I checked in at Quality Sewing & Vacuum they also gave out a free pattern for a scrap lunch tote by The Sewing Loft. It is a quilting project but since I have stacks of fabric in my craft room I should probably give it a try.