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October Newsletter


Happy Fall Y'all!
What a great time of the year! The colors of the leaves have been beautiful and so vibrant this year. Such a nice surprise to a challenging year.

Note, I will be on Vacation October 30th-November 8th.








Quilts for Christmas - Reminder

The due date for quilts to be in for guaranteed delivery for Christmas (by December 15th) is November 1, 2020.  Any quilts after that date I will do my best to complete, but can't guarantee.

Many new designs have been added to the website. The links can be clicked on below. I have also updated the site with pricing for each design. The pricing is now an accurate reflection of the complexity and density of each design. New Designs for Fall Season and Christmas Seasons.


Annual Winter Special 

This Winter the special is similar to last year. From January 1, 2021 - February 15, 2021 you can choose either 15% off Labor (quilting ONLY) or Free Quilters Dream Batting (Cotton, Poly, or 80/20), Wool is 50% off.  All Quilts for the Winter Special cannot have a due date.  

I will begin to take quilts for the winter special at any time beginning now.  Just call, message or text and we can make arrangements to meet.  724.679.2709 or pmildren@zoominternet.net

During the pandemic I added a drop box (waterproof) on the porch of my home.  If you are uncomfortable meeting in person in my studio or at a public location, let me know you will be leaving a quilt. Place your quilt in a bag with a order form filled out or a paper with your name, address, phone & email and drop it in the box. Please do not leave a quilt without contacting me 1st.  I will not be available October 30th-November 8th.



A 1/4" seam is critical and probably the 1st skill any quilter needs to master for accuracy in quilt making.

The seam allowance should always be tested on the machine currently being used.  Each machine markings and feet are different.  Computerized machine setting will also vary.  For example with my Janome when I use the computerized 1/4" setting and the 1/4" foot with the rail, my seams are almost 1/2"! 

So, here is a way to test your 1/4" seam. Cut  2- 2 1/2" X 6" strips of fabric.  Stitch together the 2 1/2" width with your 1/4" seam allowance. Open and press. Now measure the width of your strip, it should be 4 1/2" X 6". If you don't, reposition the needle if possible or the guide point on the throat bed & try again. Repeat until you have the sweet 4 1/2" width. Record this to refer to anytime you stitch. I found I must use the 1/4" setting, move my needle to the 9.0 position to get an accurate 1/4" seam.  I wrote this on a piece of paper and taped it to my machine.


                Blessings to you and the ones you love!  



 
Longarm Quilting by Pam
111 Church Dr.
Chicora, PA 16025

pmildren@zoominternet.net

724.679.2709