Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November BAM Meeting

BAM Meeting Saturday, November 17th at 1:00pm


Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063

I'm thankful for BAMQG. Don't miss:

  • Question of the Day
  • Quilty Happenings
  • Meet your Neighbor
  • Color My Quilt
  • SNACKS!
  • Show and Tell
  • Merit Hexies
  • Stay and Sew




Meetings start at 1pm, usually end by 3pm and you can stay and sew with other guild members until 5pm when the library closes.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November Sew Day

Happy Halloween!!!

I hope you see some cute Trick or Treaters (if not, here's some courtesy of Ann Kelle)
Ann Kelle, Pumpkin Fun #15981

November Sew Day is Coming Up!


Our next fun filled Sew Day is Saturday, November 3rd, 2018! 

Meeting place:
Location: Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(Corner of Waverly and Loma Verde Street)
Time: 10-4pm 

Please bring:
- Your sunny smiling self
- A project to work on
Light non-messy snacks

Plan to bring your own:
- Sewing machine
- Cutting tools (your own personal mat if you want)
- Fabric and other project parts

We provide:
- Ironing Boards (2)
- Irons (2)
- Cutting Mats
- Extension Cords (but you should pack one just in case!)
- Design Wall

No donation needed! Unless you want to be generous of heart.

If you can, please get there early and help Mary set up!

Also, remember to clean up after yourself. Put your chair and table back (unless you are sharing a table!), if you leave early. If you stay to the end your help is greatly appreciated in putting away all the tables and chairs. Many hands make light work! THANK YOU!

Join in the fun at this Sew Day!  

Thank you Mary for setting this up!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

B is for BAM Winter Extravaganza Swap

The B is for BAM Swap is the theme of our Winter Extravaganza Swap. The holiday season and officer gift time is also racing at breakneck speed towards us. It isn't too early and there are a lot of gifts to make so it is time to get started. If you don't have your swap partner yet, take a look at some of the ideas below so you can check out tutorials that seem interesting and be ready to start creating as soon as you get your swap partner. You can also test out patterns so you can avoid the duds when it comes to making a fabulous swap gift.

The following list contains a few ideas. Ideas for projects were originally exchanged at the September 2015 meeting. Your editor has expanded on that list over the past few years.Where patterns are listed, it is for ease of use. Patterns have not necessarily been tested. Also, there may be other patterns and tutorials out in the blogosphere that are just as good or better. Not all patterns listed below are free.  The guild, generally, has no affiliation with the sites or vendors listed.

Please insert 'beautiful' or 'bright' or 'brilliant' in front of each listing. ;-)

Apron
  •  Sew4Home's Festive Half Apron with Extra Large Pockets tutorial
  • Sewing pattern companies such as McCall's, Simplicity and Vogue all have apron patterns. the packets often include multiple versions.
Backpack
Bath bombs tutorial 
Bionic Bag
Board/ruler bag
Boxy bag
  • Snappy boxy pouch tutorial from Clover & Violet
Bunting
Camera case wristlet - pattern
Camera pouch - pattern
Camera strap - tutorial by ikatbags.com
Catch All Caddy by ByAnnie
Car trash bag - pattern 
Car ditty bag - tutorial
Cargo Duffel 2 - Noodlehead revised tutorial on the Robert Kaufman site 
Casserole carrier- pattern
Cell phone sling
Chair bag - tutorial 
Changing pad - pattern (make sure your giftee has a baby!)
Checkbook cover tutorial from SewVery
Clipboard (fabric covered) - tutorial from SewVery
Clutch bag - pattern from Clover & Violet
Coasters
Coin purse
Cold pack tutorial from SewVery
Composition book cover tutorial from Hip to Be a Square
Craft organizer tutorial 
Cup holder/ coffee cozy

Cushions / Throw pillows
  • Use any block
EPP Travel Kit
  • The Zen of Making pattern and tutorial. Make sure you look at the link for the optional pin cushion and other tutorials on EPP.
eReader /Tablet bags and cozies
  • Book Style Kindle cover tutorial from Clover & Violet
  • eReader sleeve with zipper closure - pattern
  • Scrappy Striped Tablet bag pattern
  •  
Eye pillow
Fabric basket (One Hour Basket)
Fabric boxes (tutorial)
Floor pillow - tutorial from SewVery
Garment bag tutorial from Sew4Home
Gift card holder - pattern from Valori Wells
Glasses case
Grocery bag -

  • Jane Market Bag/tote pattern by Alicia Paulson
  • Pattern by Michelle Patterns 
  • Ruby Market Tote tutorial from Clover & Violet
Hanging toiletry Basket (pattern found in In Stitches book)
Happy Birthday banner
Heating pad/ rice pack
Holiday banner
  • Charm square bunting tutorial from Hip to Be a Square
Idea pouch (pattern by Michelle Patterns) - holds notebooks, pens, pencils, etc
iPad Cover - (pattern by Michelle Patterns)
Iron Caddy
Jewelry

  • Starburst wrapper bracelet pattern
Jewelry roll
Journal cover
Keychain
Lanyard (tutorial)
Light switch plates (covered) - tutorial from Craft Buds
Luggage tag tutorial from Clover & Violet
Manicure roll-up bag tutorial from Hip to Be a Square
Mask
Mini ironing table (pattern/tutorial)
Mini quilt / wall hanging
Mug rug
Name tag
Napkins
Needle safe
  • Kantha Stitched Needlebook pattern  
  • Sew4Home's Full zippered Sewing (& More) Case tutorial
One Hour Baskets pattern/tutorial
  • Friends of the One Hour Basket pattern (for purchase)
Pattern weights (tutorial/pattern)
Pencil case
Pencil roll (Pink Chalk has an excellent pattern, but the shop is closed. If you can find one of these patterns somewhere, you won't be sorry.)
Pencil pouch - tutorial from Craft Buds
Pillowcase
  • Artquiltmaker Guide to the burrito style pillowcase pattern
  • Clover & Violet French Seam pillowcase pattern
  • Reversible pillowcases pattern  
  • Romantic Floral pillowcase with decorative cuffs tutorial from Sew4Home
Pincushion resources
Phone sleeve (tutorial)
Placemats -
Potholders
Project bag
  • Betsy Makes Project bag with zippers tutorial
  • Sew Mama Sew Fat Quarter project bag tutorial
Purse
  • Wristlet Cora purse pattern from Clover & Violet
Purse organizer
Remote control organizer
Retro Rucksack pattern from Radiant Home Studio 
Sash with Beaded Fringe (pattern found in In Stitches book)
Scissor Sheath (tutorial)
Sew Together Bag
Sewing machine cover
Sewing Organizer Bag - handwork tutorial 
Sketchbook cover tutorial
Sleeping mask  (pattern found in In Stitches book)
Softies
  • Stuffed fox with antlers pattern by Imaginegnats.com
Stitching folder
  • AllPeopleQuilt.com' Sew Perfect project by Linda Lum DeBono (you may have to sign up for an account or newsletter to get this project)
Table runner
Tablet cover
Tea cozy
Thermal cup holder
Thread catcher/pin cushion - tutorial
Tissue box cover tutorial from Craft Buds (you might want to include a box of tissues so the giftee knows the size) 
Tissue holder
Tote bag
Triple zip pouch (tutorial)
Undercover Maker Mat - free pattern on Craftsy by LillyElla Designs
Wallet
Water bottle strap
Wrist pin cushion
Zipper bag
  • Zipper pocket tutorial pattern  
Zipper pouch

There are numerous other resources with multiple projects, including:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October BAM Meeting

BAM Meeting Saturday, October 20th at 1:00pm


Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063

Destash Party!!!

This is the meeting to make it to. Bring fabric to swap and you get to be one of the first to choose fabrics to take home with you!

https://www.mrsbobbins.com/blog
If you're like Mrs. Bobbins, this is your chance to make room for more fabrics...or grab a bunch more!




Meetings start at 1pm, usually end by 3pm and the hard-core quilters bring a hand sewing project or their Color-My-Quilt blocks to stay and sew with other guild members until 5pm when the library closes.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October Sew Day

October Sew Day is Coming Up!

Our next fun filled Sew Day is Saturday, October 6th, 2018! 

Meeting place:
Location: Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(Corner of Waverly and Loma Verde Street)
Time: 10-4pm 

Please bring:
- Your sunny smiling self
- A project to work on
Light non-messy snacks

Plan to bring your own:
- Sewing machine
- Cutting tools (your own personal mat if you want)
- Fabric and other project parts

We provide:
- Ironing Boards (2)
- Irons (2)
- Cutting Mats
- Extension Cords (but you should pack one just in case!)
- Design Wall

No donation needed! Unless you want to be generous of heart.

If you can, please get there early and help Mary set up!

Also, remember to clean up after yourself. Put your chair and table back (unless you are sharing a table!), if you leave early. If you stay to the end your help is greatly appreciated in putting away all the tables and chairs. Many hands make light work! THANK YOU!

Join in the fun at this Sew Day!  

Thank you Mary for setting this up!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September BAM Meeting

BAM Meeting Saturday, September 15th at 1:00pm


Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063

Here's some of what you'll miss if you don't make it to the meeting:

  • Question of the Day
  • Quilty Happenings
  • Meet your Neighbor
  • Color My Quilt
  • SNACKS!
  • Show and Tell
  • Merit Hexies
  • Stay and Sew


Meetings start at 1pm, usually end by 3pm and the hard-core quilters bring a hand sewing project or their Color-My-Quilt blocks to stay and sew with other guild members until 5pm when the library closes.

Pet Bed Tutorials

The guild has two pet bed/ cat bed tutorials. One is regular and one is simplified. These were written by Amanda.

Because of various technical challenges with Blogger, these are stored on Jaye's blog and not here.