Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Blog Issue

Judy was right – there was an issue with the minutes folder that was preventing opening past minutes.  I’ve tweaked the folder and think that I have the issue resolved – please let me know if you have trouble opening minutes or any documents on the blog.  Thanks for reporting the problem Judy.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

October Project & BOM fabric requirements

BOM – Blazing Star – rough cuts per block / cut so that length of grain is longest edge of fabric / starch or stabilizer recommended
                Background  (4) 4”x 9”
                Medium Outer Star (2) 4”x 8”
                Dark Outer Star (2) 4” x 8”
                Medium Inner Star (2) 4” x 10 1/2”
                Dark Inner Star (2) 4” x 10 1/2”
See BOM folder for fabric requirements for Accuquilt wall hanging with 4 blocks/sashing/borders.
Project – gift bags
                (4) 14 ½” x 14” fabric
                (2) 5” x 9” fabric
                (2) 14 ½” x 14” felt
                (1) 5”x 9”felt
                Additional fabric for handle or ribbon or webbing or
These fabrics are in the Die Cutters box for Christmas gift bags – you can use them, bring additional fabrics to complement them, or bring your own fabrics.  There is enough felt in the Die Cutters box for 3 gift bags.  Bring your own felt if you have some.  Please plan to take home any leftover fabric or felt that you bring.  

Craftsy Class Deal

This deal can be purchased until October 6th.

For all of you that don't get the Craftsy emails -  ALL CLASSES PASS> For the month of October pay $9.99 and you get to watch ALL of the classes without restriction.
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Saturday, September 12, 2015

September Meeting

HST BOM for September (see BOM tab for larger pictures)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Supplies for June projects and BOM

Project #1 – Heart Shaped Needle Case
       7" x 14"    Main Fabric
       7" x 14"    Lining Fabric
       8" x 10"    Pocket #1
       7" x 7"      Pocket #2
       6" x 14     Iron on medium weight batting or heavy weight interfacing
       5" x 10"   Wool Felt
                      Small strip of sew in Velcro
               3"    Very thin elastic or elastic cord
                       Medium sized button for closeure
Project #2 – Collapsible thread can
      Large Can
          4" wooden embroidery hoop
          3 7/8" circle of heavy cardboard
          15" x 24" Fabric
       Small Can
            2 1/2" wooden embroidery hoop or top ½"of Pringles can
            2 3/8" circle of heavy cardboard
            14 ½" X 18" fabric
BOM – Inverted Star
     (1) 4.5 x 4.5″ square
     (4) 2.5 x 2.5″ squares
     (24) 2 ½" HST
Print fabric(s):
     (4) 2.5 x 2.5″ squares
     (24) 2 ½" HST

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


May BOM will be a kickoff for a series of Half Square Triangle blocks.  These blocks require 32 half square triangles and 4 blocks will be presented in odd numbered months.  (The group will decide how many months we will do these blocks.)
The amount of fabric needed will depend on how many blocks you plan to make, how many fabrics you will use and the finished size of your blocks.
For 8”blocks – use 2” finished squares
For 12” blocks – use 3” finished squares
For 16”blocks – use 4”finished squares
Fabric Requirements
   2 color block - 16 HST of each color
   3+ color block - 16 HST of background
     16 HST - other colors-qty of each depends on block and color placement

12" finished block cut from accuquilt die
   3"finished squares - (4) HST - 4"x 9"strip     (9"xWOF = 40 HST)

16" finished block cut from acuquilt die
    4"finished squares - (4) HST - 5 1/4"X 11"   (11"X WOF = 28 HST)

There are 72 blocks to choose from on this site.
In May blocks 37, 54, 7 and 29 will be presented – you can make those blocks or choose different blocks to make.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Project


Double faced quilted fabric (purchased or quilt yourself)
   (2) 7"x 7"squares (minimum rough size)
      OR 7"x 14"rectangle
  9"or longer dressmakers zipper (plastic teeth)

Triangle Pouch Instructions

April BOM

Hunter's Star cut with Accuquilt Die -
   Fabric per 12" block:
  (4) 4 1/4" x 10 1/4" Light 
  (4) 4 1/4" x 10 1/4"Dark

Hunter's Star Instructions
    (link to jinnybeyer.com)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

CDCG Meeting This Monday!

It's time to fertilize those brain cells and be ready to learn something new!

This month's DieCutter's Guild meeting is on Monday, 23 February, at 6:30. No sewing machines this month :-)

Peggy will be our hostess, Marilee will be providing Tips & Tricks, and Betty will be presenting our new project.  Betty has put some information on the webpage (http://diecutters.blogspot.com/) including a link to click to see the pattern.

Minutes from last month's meeting will be online in a short while... (oops!)

Cowlewbia Die-Cutters Guild

Date and Location of meeting: Meeting: Monday, 23 February, at The Paisley Duck



February 2015



Minutes of Previous Meeting

Membership and Treasurer's Report

Program Reports - New Service Project/Betty

New Business

Good of the Order

Show and Tell

Tips & Tricks/Marilee

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

BOM Feb/Mar 2015

Service Project Quilt

Precut background pieces will be available at Feb meeting.  Fabrics #2 and #3 will be cut at Feb meeting.

Finished blocks Due April 2015 meeting

Oriental Big Block Instructions