Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Clean off your Sewing Table Day.....

Every Monday I meet with the

to spend the day stitching...

There are 10 Quilters 

that meet here on Mondays:

This is my sewing table...

As you can see,

I have been having a whole lot of FUN !

We have been meeting here for 7 years.

Everyone has their own table,

all of our sewing equipment lives here.

I have only cleaned off my table once in 7 years...

I decided TODAY is the day...

I will remove everything,

give it a good wipe down

and get a fresh start for 2020...

Drum Roll please.....

Look.....there is even room for me 

to get in here now !

No more piles of bags on the floor...

A place to cut, a place to sew !

My little ironing surface is cleaned off...

Here is the best part:

the back side of the table is visible...

haven't seen that for years !

This looks so inviting...

This is what I will come back to

next Monday:

How yummy is this !

It took me a few weeks 

to convince myself to do this.

I am glad I did.

It is a gift I gave myself.

CLICK HERE to view my Thread Shed

where I sew at home.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hexagon Table Runner......#3

English Paper Pieced.....Hexagons

I enjoy a hand piecing project when we travel,

so I am putting together a 

take-a-long table runner.

After all of the paper hexagons are covered with 

fabric, I put down a white piece of fabric and

arrange the table runner...

This is my third table runner,

and I still enjoy the process.

The pieces are all arranged,

but not sewn together just yet...

I pin each hexagon to the fabric base.

They will live on this fabric until they

are hand pieced together.

The fabric will not remain under the hexagons.

Once they are all pinned down,

this becomes a portable project and

the hexagons will stay in the proper order

for stitching.

CLICK HERE to view all Hexagon posts

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Candy Bag.....Zip Cases 3

A few more FUN zip cases...

still having a great time stitching up these bags...

Most any package works with Iron On Vinyl:

Yes, Oreo packages work great !

Once you begin making these,

you will begin looking at your packaging 

in a whole new light...

Tater Tot Zip Case

Steak Fries Zip Case

Food packages make FUN Zip Cases !

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Wonky Coaster....Class

Welcome to the Permission 2 Play Class

We are creating.....Wonky Coasters

Check out our new classroom space...

Philomath City Park
Randy Kugler Community Hall 

The table is set for.....FUN:

3mm Felt, 1mm Felt,
template shapes, scissors, glue sticks

Our new classroom has plenty of light !

The students chose their colors of felt and

began cutting out shapes with the templates...

3 Wonky Coasters.....ready for stitching...

The 3mm felt is the bottom/base of the coaster.

The 1mm felt is layered on top.

The students moved over to the sewing machines:

There is a whole lot of stitching going on !

Instructor, Nancy Bryant, assists a student

with the sewing machine.

Let the good times roll...

Wonky Coasters make !

A pile of coasters wrapped up

and ready for gift giving...

Who knew FELT could be this FUN !

CLICK HERE to purchase 3mm Felt

Please join us at our new location:

Permission 2 Play
February 27, 2020 @ 1:00
Philomath City Park
Randy Kugler Community Hall
299 S 23rd Street
Philomath, OR
East of Philomath High School, off of Applegate

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.
No experience is necessary to participate.
All supplies are provided for the students.
Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 
Philomath City Park, Randy Kugler Community Hall, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible.