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i DID GET ALOT DONE

Can you tell i am excited!!! I did get alot done today. Just typing up direction s and doing illustrations now. I was on surfing the web tonight and saw this cool article at the craftsy blog and thought you might enjoy it to so here it is:

Stitch and Flip

When you stitch and flip with batting underneath, it’s called “quilt as you go.” I’ve put together a simple stitch and flip quilt block tutorial using batting, which could be a great way to make a hot pad or mug rug. You can use this same method on a larger scale to piece and quilt an entire baby quilt in one step!

Quilt As You Go: Stitch and Flip Tutorial Fabric Requirements: – 9” square of thermal batting – 9” square of backing fabric – (1) 4” square for fabric center – (4) 2 1/2” x 10” fabric strips – (4) 5” x 5” fabric square or large scraps for corners – 1 strip 2 1/2” x WOF for binding

Stitch and Flip Step 1

Step 1: Cut a 4” square of fabric for the center and arrange it on point, as pictured.

Stitch and Flip Step 2

Step 2: Add a 2 1/2” strip of fabric to one edge of the center square, with right sides facing. Pin and stitch 1/4” from the edge of both fabrics.

Stitch and Flip Step 3

Step 3: Flip the fabric strip back and press. (If you’d like to quilt straight lines on top of the fabrics to add texture, Elizabeth Hartman shares a great tutorial on how to do this.)

Stitch and Flip Step 4

Step 4: Add a new strip to the next side of the center square. With right sides facing, stitch the strip to the other two fabrics. Flip back and press.

Stitch and Flip Step 5

Step 5: Continue to stitch and flip fabrics around the block until the center square is completely framed. Square up the block with your rotary cutter and ruler.

Stitch and Flip Step 6

Step 6: Add fabric to each corner using the stitch and flip method. Pin the fabric strip to the block, stitch and flip back. Press the triangles and trim the entire block.

Stitch and Flip Step 7

Step 7: The back of your block will show the quilting lines, so make sure to use a matching thread instead of the contrasting thread used here.

Just add binding and your stitch and flip quilt block is ready to be turned into a pot holder, mini quilt or mug rug! No thread will be visible on the front of the block (only the back), but you may add quilting designs if you’d like a more textured look and feel. If you like this technique, Alex Anderson shares a stitch and flip baby quilt pattern which goes together so quickly, the longest step might be binding the quilt!

Really cool huh! I’m going to have to give it a try, also while I wasn’t working today, I was taking a break, ok a long break, any who this is what I found on ebay:

Item picture

It’s a:

I got it for $14.99 with free shipping – so stoked.
Ok, back to reality… as soon as I get the patterns printed up I will share them with you!
oh oh oh one more great idea i’ve got to try:
Individual Chicken Pot Pies!! 

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Chicken Mixture 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 
1/2 cup chicken broth 
1 cup frozen peas and carrots 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper 
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz) 
Baking Mixture 
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix 
1/2 cup milk 
2 eggs

Heat oven to 375°F 
First, start with Bisquick baking mix, milk and eggs .Combine and start with a little less than a tablespoon in each greased muffin cup or use muffin liner
Next add your filling .. Add about ¼ cup of the mixture to each cup.
Finally, top it off with one more tablespoon of the Bisquick® mixture.
Bake for 25-30 minutes then pop them out of the pan.

Chicken Mixture
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
Baking Mixture
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs

Heat oven to 375°F
First, start with Bisquick baking mix, milk and eggs .Combine and start with a little less than a tablespoon in each greased muffin cup or use muffin liner
Next add your filling .. Add about ¼ cup of the mixture to each cup.
Finally, top it off with one more tablespoon of the Bisquick® mixture.
Bake for 25-30 minutes then pop them out of the pan.

 

See ya soon!

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