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Needles and Pins Social 22 February 2020

Thank you to all the ladies that attended. Hope you had a lovely and informative morning.

We had our first meeting on Saturday 22nd February. I demonstrated 2 easy methods of inserting zips. I also showed how to sew piping into a seam, how to deal with 90˚ and curved corners and how to join piping neatly. This technique is required for cushion covers. I used triple stitch, zig-zag and an overlock stitch, sewn in rows, to create an interesting border. I also showed how triple stitch is used as a top stitch, giving a professional look to any project.

After tea we did a “Show and Tell”. Everyone was very enthusiastic and a fun morning was had by all!

Irene used her couching foot to enhance this picture and is pleased because it created different textures on this block.


This is Irene’s quilt – she used old denims to make it.


Brenda used her grandchildren’s flannel baby blankets (brand new!) to piece and quilt this lovely quilt.


Shirley made this beautiful bag. She appliquéd the cats and is very proud that the eyelashes were sewn free motion.


Lynn has been busy making bucket hats for her grandson and son-in-law. These hats were popular and some ladies asked if she would hold a class on making them.


Urshula used shwe-shwe fabric to make these stencil bags for her daughter – very clever!


Ina is still working on this quilt top for her granddaughter involving embroidered ladies and fans.


Ria made this bag using a plastic box-file cover to keep the shape – stunning fabric and beautiful piping.


Erika made cute cosmetic bags for her daughter’s school. She realised this bag is ideal for carrying all her sewing stuff when going to a class.

Well done ladies, you are all so talented and inspire us all!

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