Instructions for the Easiest Jelly Roll Quilt EVER

June 29, 2009 at 5:38 pm (Uncategorized)

Easiest Ever Jelly Roll Quilt
1. Sew each 2 1/2” strip end to end with a diagonal seam.
Note: Jelly Rolls cotain 40 strips so this will make one continuous strip approximately 1600” long! Don’t worry too much about fabric placement. There’s no way to judge which fabrics will end up next to each other.
2. Trim seams to 1/4” and press in one direction.
3. Cut the first strip off approximately in the middle and discard the loose end. Trim the selvage off the 40th strip.
4. Here’s the hardest part of the whole quilt– bring the two ends together rights sides together with no twists in the strips. Sew the long sides together. Your strip will now be 2 strips wide and about 800 inches long!
5. Clip the folded end so that you can open the strips and press the seam in one direction.
6. Again, bring the short ends together, sew the long sides right sides together, clip the fold and press.
7. Repeat step 6 until you have 32 strips in width. Notice that each fold cuts the strip length in half and the seams become much easier to sew!
8. Optional: add a 6 1/2” border.
9. Layer your quilt with batting and backing, quilt, bind, enjoy!

Use matching charm squares or additional yardage, appliqué simple shapes onto the quilt.
To enlarge the quilt, use an additional Jelly Roll to add on. Simply measure the quilt top to get the proper length, sew several strips together to get enough strips of the right length. Add this border to the opposite sides of the quilt, sewing across the ends of the original 32 strips.


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June 22, 2009 at 11:31 pm (Uncategorized)

Do you have any unfinished quilting projects? Come join us for LOOSE ENDS!

July 17-19 at the Masonic Temple
Friday 5-11 p.m. (Diane W. will be available to help those who are finishing the Road to Bali.)
Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Come join us for a great weekend of fun and quilting.

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Alaska Fabric Camp Classes in July

June 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm (Uncategorized)

July 11-It’s a Wrap fabric bowls, baskets, bags. 10am Saturday Morning
Julyl 17-Happy Hour-Confetti in the Corner- 7pm Friday evening

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Guild Party

June 19, 2009 at 5:54 pm (Uncategorized)

Cordova Northwind Quilter’s Guild
celebrates with
A Summer Solstice Party!
Piecing and Potluck!

When: Sunday, June 28th 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Home Ec Room
Why: Do we really need a reason? 
1. We love to get together
2. We love to quilt
3. We love to eat
4. Pam Ventgen is coming to visit

Do you have any of the following?
• A Bali Pop?
• A Jellyroll?
• A Honeybun?
• A stash of at least 40 2 ½ or 1 ½ inch strips?

If so…we have a quick and easy way to piece one together. A free pattern and instructions will be provided. Bring the usual equipment and supplies. Sewing begins at 4:00 pm!

Bring a dish to share…Potluck dinner will be served at 6:00 pm!

Questions? Contact Terri Stavig at 5581 or

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Diane’s Mystery Challenge!

June 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm (Uncategorized)

Diane’s Absolutely Free Mystery Challenge
Friday, August 7th, after the North Wind Quilter’s Guild
General Membership Meeting/Potluck at the Masonic
This MYSTERY is a small project suitable for gift giving, but you may not want to give it away. It took me less than 1 hour to complete the first one, after I rummaged through my fabric, crafts & warehouse.
The CHALLENGE is: you may not spend one dime for either fabric or supplies.
You can trade & borrow or ask a friend/neighbor for supplies but you cannot pay for any part of this mystery.
The supply list is a little vague, hence the mystery, but play along it will be fun.
Remember You Can’t Spend Any Money
Fabric & Supply List
3 FAT QUARTERS that go together or remnants at least 18” wide
1 piece of flannel 18” x 18”
4 rings, colored knitting markers or washers any size with the middle whole at least ½” across
2- 1 1/2 yard pieces of ribbon, cord, thick yarn, leather ties or shoe laces that will go with your fabric,
Optional: 4 embellishments, old buttons, beads, if you lost one of a set of earrings use the other one.
Sewing machine, thread, hand sewing needle, cutting mat & cutter, quilters square.

Fabric & Supply Hints:
If you have an old quilt square that never got into a quilt, as long as you can border it to make a 17” square you can use it for your project, bordered, it will satisfy 2 of the fat 1/4s.
1 square of flannel, this can be baby diaper flannel, an old shirt or blanket. As long as your are using dark fabric the flannel can be any color, otherwise stick to a neutral that won’t show.
You can paint your rings or washers to match your fabric, they will show. Spray paint, model car paint or nail polish work great.

I used:
A piece of Japanese print (fat 1/4) with 2 matching remnants
I cut up an old white and blue striped flannel blanket
4 washers I found in a can in the warehouse that I painted with red engine paint then sprayed over with blue. Some wire & old beads. Black jacket cording.

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Thank you from Kathleen

June 13, 2009 at 7:37 pm (Uncategorized)

To members of the NWQG.
Thank you all for the basket of fabric flowers I received after my hip
There is an intereting assortment of colors and patterns. I will be
looking for fat quarter friendly patterns.
Many thanks.
Kathleen Kritchen

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Scholarship winners

June 13, 2009 at 7:36 pm (Uncategorized)

Our congratulations goes out to Emily Kallander who was awarded the Northwind Quilter’s Guild scholarship and Victoria Roemhildt who was awarded the Alice Reilly Scholarship.
Congratulations, ladies!

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