Sunday, September 26, 2010

Microwave Potato Bags...

Potato bags creates a thoroughly cooked moist perfectly done fluffy baked potato(es) in your microwave. Each bag can hold up to four medium sized potatoes.

How to make your bag..

100 percent cotton fabric 10 x 21 inches**
100 percent cotton batting 10 x 21 inches**
Cotton thread **
**Note: to prevent fires, it HAS to be cotton.

  1. Cut two pieces of your chosen fabric and one piece of batting to 10 by 21 inches. Place the two pieces of fabric, right sides together. Then lay the batting on top of the fabric.
  2. Sew a 1/4 inch seam along both of the short sides. Turn the bag right side out, and then top sew the short sides again.
  3. To form the bag, lay the fabric with the inside of the bag facing up. Turn one end down 3 inches, and then fold the other end up so it covers the 3 inch fold by 21 to 2 inches.
  4. Sew along the two sides. I prefer to use a zig zag stitch so it doesn’t unravel and to stitch over the connecting flaps twice to add strength.
  5. Turn the bag inside out and your Potato Bag is finished..

How to use your bag..

  1. Wash and dry one to four potatoes. DO NOT PRICK or STAB Potato!!
  2. Wrap the potatoes in a paper towel and place in bag.
  3. Microwave as instructed by the microwave manufacturer. Time will vary per microwave.
  4. When serving, do not cut with knife, simply use a fork. Potatoes will be very fluffy.
  5. Let the bag air dry. ENJOY!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

2010 Green Piece Block of the Month

Here are the two for September. The first one went together easily, but the second one I fought. I really should redo it, but like my friend says, it'll be covered in quilting.. I sure hope so!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Guild BOTM for November Drawing...

Winter, I think about cuddling up with my kitty and the leaves all over after Halloween.. So I have picked a Cat and Maple leaf blocks..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Guild Presentation Blocks...

In our guild we have what is called "Presentation Blocks." This is where someone presents a block to the guild, to have others sew it for them. The presenter can ask others to use the fabric provided or to even add some scraps that they have at home. What quilter doesn't have scraps?? LOL

In order to present a block for the guild to do, you have to have enough points. A person earns points by doing other people's presentation blocks.

It is my turn to present a block.. I have prepared all of the instructions, cut the fabric, and put them in little packets for people to sign out and sew for me.

I picked a pattern that I have been wanting to do, and had bought the Bali Pop package to do this. I choose the Mulberry colors.

Here are the two that I have created for examples.

Someone did a show and tell of this pattern, and I fell in love with it. I was told I could find the pattern online and it can be found here:

Bali Pop Tutorial

They are all due back at the December's meeting. I can't wait to get started.. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

2010 Green Piece Block of the Month

Pacific Fabric's 2010 Block of the Month..
Top row is July's & Bottom row is August's

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Guild BOTM for October Drawing...

Since October is Breast Awareness month, Lisa Martin came up with a great idea to do the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon…

Sindy at creates such wonderful designs, and when Lisa recommended that for October, I immediately thought of her patterns. Women who battle breast cancer are true warriors!!