Sunday, 29 August 2021
The Kemptville Quilters’ Guild meets monthly from September to June on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 pm (except when there is a holiday Monday and then we meet the 3rd Monday of the month).
Currently meeting by Zoom. When we do meet in person it is at the Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Rd 43, Kemptville, ON
Membership is $30.00 (payment can be by cheque or e transfer). To register or ask a question please contact our Membership Director: Karen McCulloch email@example.com
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Monday, 7 June 2021
All proceeds will be donated to Kemptville Youth Centre
KQG - Mug Rug Instructions - Tips and Tricks Project size is approximately 6 inches by 9 inches. A mug rug is a mini quilt that is used to hold a beverage and a snack. This is a good beginner project. It is a good idea to prewash fabrics (please note that the kit fabrics HAVE been prewashed).
A mug rug is made with a fabric top, batting for the middle and a fabric bottom. Fabric is typically cotton. The right side of the fabric is the side that you want to see on the finished mug rug.
To make the mug rug - make a quilt sandwich using: 1-batting -the batting layer will be on the outside until you turn the Mug Rug right side out 2-place on top of this the backing fabric (right side up) 3-place on top of the this the top fabric (right side down) Pin to hold pieces in place. You are now ready to sew. We will be using a ¼” seam. Sew the 3 sides and on the 4 th side sew leaving a 2.5” opening.
Hand sewing: Make a mark to show ¼’ line along the four sides of the fabric. This will assist you when hand sewing and can be used for your sewing line.This can be done with chalk, pencil or fabric marker.
Machine sewing: Use the sewing foot as a guide, line up the outer edge of the sewing foot with the outer edge of the fabric and sew the 3 sides and on the 4th side leave an opening 2.5” wide.
Next steps hand sewing or machine sewing... Trim the 4 corners to remove the batting, going near but not into the seam line. Turn the mug rug right side out. To do this reach into the 2.5” opening and reach and pinch the fabric and pull to the outside. The corners may not look square - you can use a small ruler edge or crochet hook to put inside the mug rug opening and gently push the corners to look square. Close the 2.5” opening: You are now ready to close the opening. Fold over the edges that are open and pin - line up to match the sewn part of this side. Stitch to close using a whip stitch or blind applique stitch. Trim any threads.
You may wish to do a finishing stitch with the sewing machine - sewing ¼” from the edge around the 4 sides of the mug rug (using the outer edge of the sewing machine foot as your guide.
A mug rug is a small project. Larger projects would require quilting (additional stitching) to hold the batting in place and prevent it from shifting and lumping over time and multiple washings. If you would like to add your initials or the year to your project you could mark this on with chalk and then stitch. These extra stitches will give your work a personal touch.
There are some wonderful mug rug ideas and tutorials available on Pinterest and Youtube. Search for: Mug Rug tutorial or Mug Rug DIY or Mug Rug Embellishments or Easy Stitches Tutorials or Beginner Quilting or Easy Quilt Blocks
*Zoom link will be provided to those that purchase kits.Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Supply List for those who wish to use their own supplies: Cotton is the fabric typically used. Fabric for Mug Rug Front 6" x 9" Mug Rug back fabric: 6' x 9". A piece of batting will be needed for the middle and it should be slightly smaller than the 6' by 9". (5 7/8" by 8 7/8") . The mug rug can be sewn by hand or by sewing machine. You will also need a needle and thread (coordinating color). The needle and thread are also used for mug rugs made with the sewing machine to close the small opening. A pair of scissors for cutting/trimming thread.
Monday, 24 May 2021
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
Our guest speaker last night was Bonnie Rankin, Past President of the Canadian Quilters Association - her trunk show was very interesting. Here is a link to the CQA website and information on the virtual Quilt Canada 2021 which happens June 16 - 19, 2021: https://canadianquilter.com/quilt-canada-2021/
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Trunk Shop - Just a reminder to members that the KQG will be doing a Trunk Show for Thousand Islands Quilt Guild - we are looking for submissions. We would love to see what you have been working on - especially if it falls in one of these categories:
UFO’s completed during pandemic
Antique Quilts (50 years or older)
Raw Applique/Reverse Applique/Turned Applique
Things made for workshops that KQG hosted
Things made at workshops you attended at other guilds
Other projects not mentioned above