Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wisconsin quilt

Thimble N Thread quilt shop from Richland Center, Wisconsin sent in this quilt.
A wonderful machine embroidered label on the back of the quilt along with a note requesting the quilt to go to a soldier from Wisconsin.

They also included a newspaper clipping from the Richland Observer dated May 12, 2011.
Thimble N Threads customers made over 130 blocks for the Just One Star project. Their blocks made over 7 quilts for the soldiers.
Thank you!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Quilt from Erie, PA.

Troubled Thimbles (don't you love that name for a friendship group?) and Circle of Friends quilt group in Erie, PA made this quilt and sent it in.
Thank you to Nancy Zimmerman from Z Quilt Shop for organizing this quilt.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Blocks have been coming in by the bunches. Last count over 15,000. Thank you to each and everyone of you. Here are a few pictures of the process.

Each package has been opened and sorted. The maker is being logged into a database.

Each of the blocks is pressed and trimmed. Thank goodness for the Martelli Roundabout. It was easy to trim 2 sides, rotate the mat and trim the other two sides. There are 3 pieces to this-cutting mat, rotating gripper and ironing mat.
(verbiage from their site describing the product- This 16” diameter cutting mat and turntable combination allows you to use the entire mat as a cutting surface. Cut right up to the extreme outside edge with no tipping or plastic pieces to get in the way. 30 stainless steel ball bearings mean great durability and no maintenance.  Three-piece set combines the turn-table base, the cutting mat, and our table-top ironing pad.)
Quilt squares and fabric were sent to staff here at moda, volunteers, quilt shops, and quilt guilds. Then it all happened, completed quilt tops newly quilt came pouring in. They were trimmed and prepared for binding.
Each quilt has a just one star label sewn into the binding.

Thank goodness for Moda's pre-made bias tape. Ask for moda's binding, QB2 at your favorite quilt store.
 It works beautifully. Can you imagine making over 27,000 inches of binding?
That was what was needed to complete just 100 of the quilts.

And my sewing secret is the Juki sewing machine. It is a industrial home machine. It doesn't do anything fancy....just frontwards and backwards..........but really fast.
 Check back with us to see some of the finished quilts and read some of the stories that were sent in.

A great big hug and thank you to everyone that has had a part of the process.