President’s Challenge 2014-2015

“2 1/2″ Strips Challenge”

I want to challenge all COQG members to make a quilt using 2 1/2″ strips.  You may use fabric from your stash or purchase jelly rolls to make the quilt.  You may then sew your strips together or subcut them to make the design you choose.  At least 3/4th of the quilt must be from strips.

The quilt must be at least 36″x40″, but can be any size larger.  It must be finished to hang at the May 28, 2015  meeting.

Some traditional designs could be 4-patch, 9 patch, log cabin, braids.  Any design that comes from your 2 1/2″ strips OR you can use strips in your sashing and your borders.  Members who like applique might choose to use strips for your background and then applique.

There are ideas in magazines, books and individual patterns or you can make up your own design.

I am hoping everyone will participate. So let’s have fun sewing and see how many styles of quilts we can make.


Fabric: 2 1/2″ Strips
At least 3/4th of quilt must be 2 1/2″ strips
**NOTE: The strips may be sub-cut as needed
Size: 36″x40″ or larger
Deadline: May 28, 2015 meeting

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Valuable Tips for Quilt Storage from Martha Spark

Martha Spark is a textile care and preservation expert.

— Swim Noodles are safe to use to roll our quilts that are no wider than the 48″ noodle length.
— Clear plastic containers are safe for fabrics storage IF the letters PP and/or PE appear on the bottom next to the triangle.
— It is not recommended to use Space-Saver type plastic bags for long term quilt storage as the compression of the fibers will cause strain and breakage over time.  A better option is to wrap quilts in clean, white cotton sheets as textiles need to breath.

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