Hands2Help 2015 is off to a great start - we currently have 77 people signed up! That is awesome!! And if you've just found out about the party, there's still time to join in - so please leave a comment below if you want to participate! Not only can you get that rush of good feeling that comes from making a quilt that will share a quilt-y hug with someone in need, there are prizes too! You can read more about the Challenge by clicking on the Page tab above this post.
This week is one of my favorite weeks in the H2H schedule - it's time for you to share your favorite sewing tips, quilt tutorials, and/or great recipes! After all, you can never have enough of any of those things, right? Feel free to share any or all in a post and link them up below. You can also link up to someone else's post if you prefer, particularly to share a tutorial, or link directly to the tutorial in your own post.
So here's my sewing tip! I saw this on Facebook this week, and was totally blown away by how simple and useful it is! Take one of these...
Put it over the arm of your sewing machine...
Adjust it to the seam width you want...
And voila! A guide for your seam allowance! I need to do this on all the machines at church - so much neater than painter's tape!
And here's my favorite go-to quick recipe for supper -
I usually use less garlic than this recipe calls for, and sometimes I will brown up some sweet Italian sausage and add it in after the pasta cooks. Yum!! Takes about a half hour from start to serve. Add some crispy artisan bread warmed in the oven while you cook the pasta, and you've got a great meal!
And for my tutorial, I'll refer you back to the Sweet Sixteen quilt-along tutorials - one each on my Sunday night posts from January 18th to March 8th. There's lots of variety there, and most work up pretty quickly! I think this one was my personal favorite...
So now it's your turn! What will you share with us? We can't wait to see! Be sure to take some time to check out the links and see what your fellow H2H-ers have to share, too!!
And be sure to check back next Sunday, when we'll "Meet The Sponsors"! You'll be introduced to some of our sponsors, and see what wonderful prizes will be given away at the end of the Challenge!
PS - just a bit of housekeeping! I still need mailing addresses for a few of you - Karen Lambert (also need a correct email address for you, Karen!), Kathy Decker, and Shauna Trueblood. Please email me directly at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com with your info! Thanks!