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Thread: Help need an idea for quilt meeting demo.

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    Any ideas for a demo? At our quilt meeting we have a demo each month and I have it next month. ;) Need some ideas. We have beginners and very experienced quilters.

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    A demo on continuous bias binding would be wonderful - I always forget just how to do it.

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    How about paper piecing?

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    Our last meeting had someone show the Acuquilt system... they cut the frayed edges flannel for the rag rugs...It was pretty cool.

    Another meeting they brought the EQ7 and showed some of what it could do.

    Since I'm new, everything is interesting

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    What part of quitmaking do you do best? If binding is one of your favorites, that is always a good one. Adjusting a border stencil. The demo should be something you are confident doing.

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    How about the folded dahlia flowers?

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    The one seam flying geese block and the 10 min block were the most popular demos at our guild.

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    I did one on machine Trapunto and was well liked.

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    I am the program chair for our guild and due to a death our program presenter couldnt make it. I had to come up with something QUICK!!!!
    I just did a disappearing 9 patch and they LOVED it! I took pictures of each step and printed out the process for them and showed them how to do it. It was fun!!

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    that is one of my duties for our quild. I had one of the quilters do a demo on continuous binding. It went really well. One month we all brought 2 of our fav tools. I'm needing ideas also.

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    We have had demos on trapunto, prairie points, and color selections lately.

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    D9P
    D4P
    OBW
    4PP

    and of course, they may have already been done!

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    applique? we just did one with demos of needle turn, reverse applique and using freezer paper templates

    Pat

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    How about the fabric bowls that Eddie did a tutuorial on? A great way to use up scrap strips or ugly fabric. I did one out of a fabric that had faded along the folds in the sun.

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    You could do this one for an early start to Christmas ornaments.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-73219-1.htm

    Not related to quilting but does use fabric. :-)

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    Thank you one and all for the ideas. I may need to do several after seeing some of these ideas.

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    Thanks! I needed an idea or two as well!

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    I've been enlisted to do the program at our guild in May. The topic they gave me is "How to Organize Your Stash." I'm showing different ways to fold fabric, store patterns, organize scraps, and more. I don't have it all figured out yet but that's the direction I'm going.

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    For a quicky demo, I have done the disappearing 4-Patch & the 10 Minute Block. Even the most experienced loved the 10-Minute Block.

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    A mitered binding corner is always appreciated.

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    thanks, I needed some ideas also.

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    Show them how to sew a curved edge, the Apple Core design is a good one and so is Drunkard's Path. Many avoid sewing curves so any help you could give them would be appreciated.

    Carol J.

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    Last month I did Prairie Points and showed everyone how to do them in a long line (2 color) and the 2 different types of points. Also what you can do with them. It was a fun demo and everyone enjoyed it.
    Brenda

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    How about a quick make and take? Try this one for a Matchbook Needle Case
    http://www.make-it-do.com/make-it/needles-on-the-go/

    I pre prepared the cover fusing fabric on two sides of cardstock. Cut them into the strips and participants assembled the rest. We ironed on tiny fusible fabric embellishments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol J.
    Show them how to sew a curved edge, the Apple Core design is a good one and so is Drunkard's Path. Many avoid sewing curves so any help you could give them would be appreciated.

    Carol J.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlwVGoL4zV0

    We had this technique demo-ed at a recent meeting. It was good to see, but would have liked more since I made the trip into the meeting for such a short demo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiuqSWQlefk Here is another demo that gives ideas to expand the information.

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