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  Scrappy News

Volume 2 Issue 3

March 2018
 408 West Spring Street
  Brownstown, IN  4727




Click to visit Scrappy Patches Quilt Shop!_______________

Do you pass on purchasing a pattern because of a technique you haven't tried?  There are so many techniques that look hard and with just a little practice can be accomplished.  Applique takes time but the result can be lovely!  There are several ways to applique a quilt, table runner or pot holder.  Needle turn applique is a traditional hand applique method.  Shapes (including a seam allowance) are cut from fabric and pinned to the background.   Use the end of a sharp needle to turn under the seam allowance of each patch as they sew the patch in place with a blind stitch.
Sew and turn applique is an easy technique that eliminates the need to turn under seam allowances before sewing shapes to a background.  Two identical shapes are positioned right sides together and a seam is sewn all the way around the shapes (on the seam line).  The quilter makes a slit in the material (fabric or something lighter-weight) that will end up on the reverse side of the pair before turning the motifs inside out. 
Fusible web applique, sometimes called iron on  applique, eliminates the need for seam allowances.  Instead, a thin sheet of sticky webbing is pressed onto the reverse side of the finished size of shapes.  When the shapes are ready they are pressed to the background, sticky side down.  Then machine or hand sew to complete the applique.
Don't let a new skill keep you from trying it.  We are here to help.  Come in and let us walk you thru something new, we have the heat n bond, lite steam a seam and fusible bond (light weight needed for applique) to help you get started.

  Class being planned for this wall hanging with ties - date to be announced, call if interested 812-358-1734.  Find those ties!

 New Patterns to see when you come to visit!



March Dates:

1 - 3      Closed (also Wed. Feb. 28)
5                  Begins March Madness, select sale fabrics $4.00 a yard ( minimum purchase one yard)
y10ard    10       1
Scrap Happy Class 10:00 am - March 10

17          Patchwork Club, bring scissors for craft project.
24          Closed

Sit n Sew 
Join us on Mondays, Wed. & Thur. for sit n sew from 9 am - 5pm.  Bring your sewing machine, projects, and sewing needs to sew and chat the day away!  Other days available, just make arrangements with store owner, Barb

  Will be starting a new BOM.  The quilt is hanging in the shop.  Call or come in to sign up.  Tuesday, March 13 will be a FREE sit n sew to begin your BOM.  If you would like to sit n sewing another day or an evening for BOM arrangements can be made with Barb.  (This is for BOM only!)

Patchwork Club
Join us for Patchwork Club next meeting will be March 17! This is not the 4th Sat. it is the 3rd so don't forget to mark your calendar. Dues for the year may be paid that day or before of $10.00 for the year.  Following dates, please note some dates have changed from previous newsletter info:
  Apr. 28, May (no club), June (no club), July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15. 


 February's Patchwork Club Show N Tell:


Mark Your Calendars;

27th Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, March 1 - 3, 2018, Bloomington Monroe County Covention Center, Bloomington, IN,  more info:
Quiltfest, April 6 - 8 2018, 10 - 5, Rising Sun History Museum.  More info:
Southern Indiana Shop Hop, June 20 - 23.
QuiltExpo, Sept. 6 - 8, 2018, Madison, Wis., More info:



  • 408 W Spring St, Brownstown, IN  47220
  • Ph: (812) 358-1734
  • Hours: T-F: 9a-5p, Thurs. 9a-6p, 4th Sat. 9 -noon