Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Many Uses of Fabric

Fabric can be used for many things other than quilts.  I used it to cover the headboard and footboard of my niece's bed.  The bed was my parents', and it needed a new look for use by a teenage girl.  Updating the furniture takes minimal sewing.

The footboard is covered in batting and muslin.
The fabric for the footboard just slides on.
The fabric for the headboard was stapled on.
This project took less than a week.  I was really excited about it, and I didn't want my niece sleeping on the floor for too long!

The Dorrian Joke of the Week:
What did the penny say to the other penny?
We make "sense" together.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Winner and New Fabric!

We congratulate Diane Durr for winning First Place as an Emerging Entrant at MQX East.  She is a friend and customer of the Quilt Basket.

Some new fabrics we now have are Timeless Treasures Soho Solids and new P&B Suedes.

This is the fourth month of our $5 Block of the Month. It is called Dutchman's Puzzle.

The Dorrian Joke of the Week:

How does a tree sign on to the internet?

It logs on.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


We hope you had a nice Easter!  In the past two weeks, I have bound two quilts.  I wouldn't have been as successful without “Wonder Clips” and CutRite Bind Up. Click on the links to learn more about them.

The Dorrian Joke of the Week:
What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus?
I want to hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Break!

The Quilt Basket has a Strip Club meeting each month.  This month we worked on the Moda pattern "Salt Air Diamonds by Kristy."  The fabric used was from Moda Strawberry Fields and California Girl Jelly Roll.

Also this week we made a new springtime baby dress!

The Dorrian Joke of the Week:

What kind of car do ghosts drive?

A Booick.