Wednesday, January 30, 2013

No Shirt Sherlock

Join us at the next meeting of the Cactus Patchers, at the Pyle center for an evening with that quilt slueth, Sherlock Half-Square. Sherlock has some clues for you if you'd like to help  solve the "No Shirt" mystery. They involve some shopping, try the local goodwill, salvation army,hubby's closet.... Seek out 7 men's shirts, preferably x-large to max out the fabric available. You'll need to find 2 light, and 5 darks. Sherlock warns that this may not be easy, as men are know for wearing really boring colors and patterns, :). Your shirts should be 100% cotton, and similar weight. Ensure the fabric isn’t too worn, and has good body. It should feel like good quilting cotton. Wash (if needed) and iron the shirts with starch or best press.  

You'll need to bring shirts and:

* Good sharp scissors
* Rotary cutter with a NEW blade* Basket for holding scraps you’ll deal with later* Long ruler – 6.5” x 24.5”
* Small ruler – 6.5” x 6.5”
* Cutting mat

Sherlock will guide you in turning the shirts into a nice throw size quilt. Tuesday night, we'll be cutting up, and instructions for sewing will follow here on our blogspot.