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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin:

Canning Apples and Applesauce

'nuff said!

So a bunch of you wanted my recipe, it's really easy.

Peel and core apples, mix with sugar, cinnamon and cloves or nutmeg if you want and cook down the apples. Don't overthink this, just add stuff until you like the taste. Sometimes I'll put some red hots in with the apples and spices.

Put hot mixture in jars and a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

There you have it! Easy Peasy.....

This week, on our sale page, we are featuring pirate themed quilt patterns, Kathy Schmitz patterns, dragon themed quilt and bag patterns, and Kaye England patterns, as well as hurt and clearance items too.

Remember.... orders over $50.00 are fr** shipping (US only, sorry)

Go HERE for all of our sale, hurt and clearance items.

Lots of cool new stuff on our New Page too!

What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Hot August Table Mat Pattern


Pirates for Boys and Girls Quilt Pattern


Pirates Cove Button Quilt Pattern


Almost Solid Quilt Pattern


Dragon Reader Book Sling Pattern


Teddy Bear Tea Wallhanging, Pillow and Gift Bag Pattern


Dragon's Tooth Quilt Pattern


Butterfly Ballerina Wallhanging, Pillow and Twirly TuTu Wand Pattern


New In The Shop....

Schlepping Bag Pattern

On Our What's New Page

Totem Tales Quilt Pattern

On Our What's New Page

Long Stemmed Tulip Bag Pattern

On Our What's New Page

Sebastian Snowman Li'l Munchkins Pattern

On Our What's New Page

More New Patterns....

On our What's New Page

Lucky Star Quilt Pattern

Sunshine Quilt Pattern

Pumpkin Leaves All Around
Wallhanging/Tablemat Pattern

Reader's Show and Tell....

My boys worked together on a baby quilt for their math teacher (one a graduate, one current). They called it "Rainbow Blocks." It not only won 1st Place in the Jefferson County Fair in the Team Youth division but also Grand Champion for 18 and under! Quite proud of them!....Barondess

Send me pictures of your creations and we'll put them here and on our Show and Tell Page.

Tips From Our Readers....

  • An old friend told me this tip. When your rotary cutter blade has a nick, put two older blades on your cutter together! When you get a nick, it's not going to be in the same spot on both blades, you adjust that, and it really does work.
  • Wooden chopsticks make a great stiletto, plus they're FREE at most Chinese restaurants. Just sharpen with a pencil sharpener when need to.
  • When I get a new paper pattern, I laminate it and the instructions. That way I can use them over without worry of wear and tear. Clear contact paper also works great for this.
  • I use a plate holder to hold my pattern or book. They come in all different sizes and work beautifully! No more hunching over a pattern for me!

FR** E-Pattern....

Windmill Epattern


Unlike ordinary windmill quilts, Kaye's simplified techniques and tools, put a new spin on this pattern to make this project a breeze. Beginners will find it easier by adding sashing strips. For the more adventurous, go without the sashing. This project uses Kaye's Starmaker 5 tool to ensure accuracy (sold separately).

Sizes: Baby, Twin, Double, Queen, King

Uses the Starmaker 5 Master Template

Due to popular demand, I'm running this article again. We have so much respect for our veterans, whatever we can do to help....

Family Honor Wallhanging/Tablerunner Pattern

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they transition back to civilian life. WWP takes a holistic approach when serving warriors and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Through a high-touch and interactive approach, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

Quilters have begun an unofficial program of making quilts for soldiers injured in the war. The quilts are shipped to combat hospitals and given to soldiers in Intensive Care Units. These troops are often sent home in minimally heated cargo planes, so the quilts are functional for warmth in addition to showing that we care and thank them for their sacrifices.

The quilts needed have just 3 requirements:

  • Size is 4 ft x 6 ft 6 in, or 48 inches by 78 inches (the size of stretchers and gurneys)
  • All cotton; no synthetics, including the batting (80/20 batting is OK)
  • Red/white/blue or appropriate patriotic theme (no cartoon characters)

Since many quilts are needed, quantity is more important than time-consuming patterns, but all quilts are welcomed. One Doctor in Iraq thinks the quilts do soldiers more good than receiving a medal, which they often pin onto their quilts.

This article courtest of the QuiltFest, Inc of Jacksonville, FL website

Check out one of our newest patterns, Family Honor. The designer of this pattern, Karen Hutchinson of Empty Nest Quilting is donating a portion of all proceeds of the sale of this pattern to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001. It operates as a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization with a mission to "honor and empower Wounded Warriors" of the United States Armed Forces, as well as provide services and programs for the family members of its registered "alumni," as its registered veterans are called.

WWP's vision is to "foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history" as it works to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured servicemen and servicewomen, help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

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List Your Event....

14 Day Quilting Cruise to Hawaii - Nov 28-Dec 13, 2015,

All across the land, Quilt Guilds and Groups are gearing up for their shows. Get yours listed!

Looking for a Quilt Show to attend? Check out our listing. If you have an upcoming event or show you'd like to post on our events page, just click the link!

A Note About Facebook....

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Flower Of The Month For September....

Sunflower Swirl Pattern

HERE, on our Sale Page....

This Week on our YouTube Channel....

Quilting Tips for Beginners by Elisa Wilson of Elisa's Back Porch Design.

Click HERE To watch this technique

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Welcome to the 15th Annual Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival - September 27 & 28, 2014

More Tips From Our Readers...

  • I have made so far, two Sassy Bags and a Veronica Bag. I'm now working on two Chloe bags for an upcoming cruise. I have also made a matching Wonder Wallet for each one. They are adorable and I will be able to travel light. They hold just enough and on the ship one only needs ones plastic cruise card, which can be carried in the bags with just enough room, for any "baubles" one purchases on board. The bags were all easy to make as were the wallets. Thanks you Lazy Girls!
  • I use the magnetic business cards to mark my 1/4 inch on my sewing machine. Even though my machine has the 1/4 inch foot, I use it at the front to make sure I keep it a straight 1/4 inch. I hope this idea will help any new quilter or well, just anyone.
  • I use a silver letter opener instead of a stiletto. The point and edges are smooth and don't damage the fabric, and the flat edge eases the fabric under the foot better.

  • Pirates for Boys and Girls Quilt Pattern


    Orca Bedrunner Pattern


    Welcome Autumn Bench Pillow Pattern


    This Week in History, Sept 17-24, 2014....

      Sep 16, 1932 - Gandhi begins fast in protest of caste separation
      Sep 17, 1862 - Battle of Antietam
      Sep 18, 1793 - Capitol cornerstone is laid
      Sep 19, 1957 - Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion
      Sep 20, 1973 - King triumphs in Battle of Sexes
      Sep 21, 1780 - Benedict Arnold commits treason
      Sep 22, 1862 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

    Have a Great Week!

    Terrye and Kita

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