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Contest Reminder!

December 15, 2009

Reminder!

Quilter’s Connection Magazine is running a contest.  The winner will be announced in our Spring issue, due out at the beginning of March.

We are looking for ideas from you on how you Re-use, Recycle and Reduce in your quilting room.  Our Spring issue is all about going Green – we will feature your tips and ideas, as well as have projects and patterns that help you use up your scraps, and some reviews on great products that are friendly on our environment.

Here are the details of the contest:

Leave a post, or send us an email (info@quiltersconnection.ca) with your tips for the 3 R’s when you quilt.  All tips will be included in our Spring issue, and one lucky tipster will win a great prize!  We have a collection of beautiful fabrics from Cloud 9 Fabrics (eco-friendly fabric), eco-friendly batting, a selection of other earth friendly products, and a great pattern to get you started!

Contest deadline is January 15th, 2010.  Sorry, contest is open to Canadian residents only.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jacqui Van Meppelen-Scheppink permalink
    December 15, 2009 1:06 pm

    Wow, I love that last line! Contest is open to Canadian residents only!!!!!!! LOL…I’ve been disappointed so often when these things are open to US residents only. Finally, a contest we can enter! Better get my thinking cap on.

    Jacqui

  2. Monika Kinner-Whalen permalink
    December 28, 2009 4:24 pm

    REDUCE
    When I am prewashing new fabric, I just soak it in a sink, ring it out, and add it to a dryer load of laundry. I don’t do a special load for it. That way it doesn’t fray & tangle (like prewashing jelly roll strips!). It dries in five minutes or less.
    REUSE
    I save all my batting scraps and stick them together with a large zigzag machine stich in a beige thread. Very Fast, and makes more blankets! : )
    RECYCLE
    I use left over plastic lids for quilting templates. THey are soft enough to cut easily… and always seem to be too many of them! lol

  3. Monika Kinner-Whalen permalink
    December 28, 2009 7:49 pm

    How did I forget to mention Freecycle!? (recycle for free). There’s a yahoo group for nearly every city across Canada. Look it up and join! It’s purpose is to keep reusable items OUT of landfills. Fabric is a huge culprit. It’s so easy – you post, leave it on your doorstep, and someone picks it up. I’ve given and received garbage bags full of fabrics (denim, quilting cottons, flannelette), batting, buttons, zippers, interfacing, quilting books and magazines, threads, rulers, templates, sewing baskets, sewing room furniture & shelving & storage, crochet cottons, yarns, patterns, every embellishment under the sun…. It heavily reduces consumerism and waste. One quilter’s junk is always another quilter’s treasure!! ; ) Plus then you don’t have to store things with the hopes of maybe reusing them yourself some day.
    Happy sewing!

  4. Michelle Moase permalink
    February 8, 2010 11:23 pm

    We all have little bits of batting scraps left over, so instead of tossing them out use them as dusters. The cotton batting is great for dusting all through the house. Some of you may view dust as a protective covering for your furniture or husband, but if the urge strikes use your batting!

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