Our next class is a Back basting needle turn applique class.
We only have TWO spots left if you are interested!
If you do hand applique and don't know about this technique, you NEED to get in on this class! Ruth has been doing hand applique for 40 years, and has been using the back basting needle turn method for the last 5 years and swears she will never use another technique for hand applique again. It saves time, energy, material, and headaches.
This little cutie is called the "Harper Holdall" from Lazy Girl Designs.
The Harper Holdall is the perfect zip-top tote to hold all you need whether it’s a craft, a day on the go, a quick getaway, and more.
Learn how to easily install a double-pull zipper with the ‘Tidy Ends’ installation so the zip opens all the way to the side seams and stands wide open for easy access.
If you’ve made a project or two, can rotary cut, and thread a sewing machine, you are ready for this project. This pattern is a rotary cut project, which means no pattern pieces provided! You just need a ruler, a cutting mat, and your rotary cutter!
This is a great bag for beginners. (This would be a good project to use our zippers sold by the inch on! We sell the pulls individually too, so if you want one zipper with two pulls on it to make a bag like the one pictured above that has two pulls, you can definitely do that).
Finishes at approximately 13" x 13" x 6". Quite a big bag isn't it?
This would be great for hauling your craft and sewing projects around, or maybe a super cute baby shower gift! You could make a baby blanket and matching bag! How adorable would that be? Functional too!
For those of you who went to retreat and asked for Melissa's Spasagna recipe, here you go:
· 1/2 pound uncooked spaghetti pasta
· 16 ounces (4 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
· 16 ounces ricotta cheese
· 1/2 cup half-and-half
· 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
· Olive oil non-stick spray
· 1 pound ground beef
· ½ pound Italian sausage
· 1 cup diced onion (1/2 onion)
· 1 tablespoon minced garlic
· 2 24-ounce jars Marinara sauce
· 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the spaghetti and cook for 11 to 14 minutes or until done, then pour into a strainer and rinse with cold water to cool.
3. While the spaghetti cooks mix together the mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, half-and-half, Italian herb seasoning, salt, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Combine the cheese mixture with the cooked spaghetti.
4. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with a generous coating of olive oil non-stick spray. Pour the spaghetti mixture into the dish and spread it out with a spatula until it is flat, but don't pack it down. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the inside edges begin to turn light brown. Remove the dish from the oven and keep it covered.
5. While the dish is baking, make the meat sauce by browning the meat in large saute pan over medium heat. Use a potato masher to crumble the meat into smaller pieces as it cooks. Drain off most of the fat, then remove the browned meat and set it aside. Don't wash out the pan since you'll be using it in the next step. You want it greasy.
6. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for just a few minutes over medium heat until the onion and garlic are beginning to brown. Add the meat back to the pan along with two jars of marinara sauce. Cook until the sauce begins to bubble, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
7. When you are ready to serve the dish, slice the pasta into 6 square servings as you would a sheet cake. Place each serving on a plate and 1 cup of the meat sauce over the top of the pasta. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan cheese.
A sample of Month One in the "Masterpiece" BOM.
This is just one of the four corner blocks in this beautiful quilt.
They are now hanging in the store if you want to come take a look!
We are ready to finalize sign-ups for Masterpiece. We will be calling those on the interest list over the course of the next week and the first block will be ready to pick up May 15. There is still time to sign up, but be sure to do it soon so we know how much fabric to order.