1. Basic FMQ Designs

    by , 07-14-2014 at 05:25 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    Here are some pictures of practice sandwiches I did to use as teaching samples with m 4-H group. This is not exactly a tutorial, but I didn't think it really fit anywhere else, and hopefully some will find it useful. Our group of 4-H'rs got together yesterday and they had a blast trying out different designs. I thought you all might be interested in seeing what you can do with a few simple shapes.

    For each shape I'm showing a closeup and then a larger view of the whole sample piece.
  2. How to boil ground beef

    by , 07-04-2014 at 07:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sdeaaz View Post
    ....boiling ground beef... can you tell me how you do it...
    Itís kind of messy, but we think itís worth it. We take a large amount of raw ground beef (10# tube when we can get it), put it in a very large boiling pot (commercial kitchen size) on our gas stove top, and add tap water to the pot (a couple of large drinking glasses full or about 4 cups). Youíll want to use the least amount of water that you can, because too much water makes more excess liquid to dispose of, while too little
  3. Tearing fabric

    by , 04-15-2014 at 05:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Carrie in PA View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshirecatquilter View Post
    I am old enough to remember when all my sewing projects began with fabric nipped by the measuring device and then ripped across the width. Older than dirt?
    You don't need to be old to remember that trick. I don't rip fabric but that is one way my mother taught me.

    If you don't like ripping, she also taught me to pull threads and then cut along the line it makes. Find a thread along the line you want to cut. At the edge of the fabric you pull it up with a straight pin and

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