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Thread: Need help with ideas for non-sewist group.

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    Need help with ideas for non-sewist group.

    Want to do some type of group project at work using fabric. The group ranges in ages from 18-65, men and women and most non sewers. Thought about trying to do a wall hanging with all employees (18) making 1 block representing whatever they want, but sounds to difficult (sewing-wise). Does anyone have any ideas? HELP..

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    if you put fusible on the back of different fabrics in advance of the get-together. they could cut out whatever shaped they want and iron them on a different block?
    Nancy in western NY

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    You might try flower pounding (google it for articles on how to do it). One year we had a set-up at our quilt show where children were encouraged to try flower pounding, and later someone put all the blocks they made into a quilt. Everyone could optionally bring their own flowers. Each person could make a block, sign it, and you could put them into a quilt. You would be amazed at how much fun adults can have when they're allowed to whack at something with a hammer! It's a great ice breaker, and everyone laughs and has fun. (Everyone not doing the pounding gets a headache though.)

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    Thanks, that sounds do-able -that would eliminate me trying to explain how to use fusibles.

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    Does it have to be with fabric? Goggle: iris paper folding. It is similar to paper piecing but done with paper instead of fabrics. It is really addicting and easy for any age or ability.

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    Wreaths made with a styrofoam base. Cut fabric squares with pinking shears and then using a screwdriver push them into the styro wreath until full..can be done with any holiday fabric, or just scrappy for everyday use.

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    another thought would be to have color crayons to put pictures on fabric. use them to make quilt tops or put them together to make wall hangings. we have a group in my town that uses kids pictures and makes quilts for kids or elders. i did the same thing for a retired teacher.... he loves his quilt and has it hanging on the wall above his bed. there are always babies, kids, adults of all kinds who could use a quilt top to wrap up in and think that someone cares..

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