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Block of the Month: Month 1 - Tip Videos


 

BOM - Tip Videos 

 

I know many of picked up your first block of the month kit, for those of you that haven't they are available now.
Store hours are
Monday - Saturday 10-4

We also wanted to take this opportunity to send you these helpful videos to make your block of the month sewing as successful as possible.

Diagonal Seam Tape



Diagonal Seam Tape is a perfect solution for sewing straight diagonal seams without having to mark any lines! The special washi tape is strong, thin, and removes cleanly after sewing projects. Simply place the tape in front of the feed dogs with the red line in front of the needle as the stitch line. The black lines on either side of the centerline represent a perfect 1/4" seam allowance and are a great resource to use when making half-square triangles, or learning to keep a perfect 1/4".
Each roll is 10 yards.

Click on the
 
New Ewe to watch the video. 

Creative Grids Quilt Ruler 4-1/2in Square

 Easy-to-read black & white markings. 1" grid with 1/8" & 1/4" increments. Use numerical white dots & 1/4" grip sides to cut whole inches. The ruler slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Made-USA

Click on the
 
New Ewe to watch the video. 
 

Our second block of the month
pick-up will be. 
Monday, November 1st!
&
Saturday, November 6 


You may pick up your kit anytime (starting Monday or later), but Chris will be here and be available to offer any tips and tricks for this month's block on Monday or Saturday (November 1st & 6th).

We are so excited to see these blocks get started!
Don't forget to join the New Ewe Yarn & Quilt Shoppe Group on Facebook and share pictures of your block progress with us (just for fun, we love to see what everyone is working on)! If you need your block kit mailed you can call us at the shop to coordinate that, 231-652-5262. 

The first block is called "Marbles" and here is some fun information about the inspiration for the block:



Block 1 Marbles

The game of marbles is believed to have been around for centuries. Indeed, round stones have been found in the Great Pyramids. Mass production of marbles began in Germany in the 1800s, but production stopped with the beginning of World War I. The decade that spanned the late 1920s and 1930s is referred to by collectors as the Golden Age of Marbles. That’s when West Virginia companies such as Master Marble, Vitro Agate, Alox Manufacturing, and Champion Agate went into business and made a profit, even during a time in America when thousands of other businesses failed. Between the 1920s and the 1940s, marbles were produced by several companies. They contained brightly colored slags, swirls, corkscrews, and agates. In 1926, the Peltier Glass factory in Ottawa, Illinois, produced a series of marbles with the faces of comic strip characters. These included Bimbo, Little Orphan Annie, Sandy, Moon Mullins, Kayo, Emma, Skeezix, Betty, Herbie, Smitty, and Andy Gump. In the 1950s, the U.S. marble companies could no longer compete with the cat’s-eyes marbles made in Japan that flooded the market.

 

 


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