Monday, October 11, 2010

Hey Seamrippers. We have decided that we will no longer be meeting. We do want to get together every now and then to do some sewing and make charity quilts. So call me or e-mail me sometime with all of you numbers so I can keep you posted. We have really enjoyed all of you. We will miss you. If you ever have a sewing question or need any help with anything please give us a call. Roxie and Myrl.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hi Seamrippers. Wanted to let you know that we will not be meeting in October because of the Wasatch Shop Hop. We are also trying to make a decission on whether or not to continue our group. There hasn't been much interest and it takes a lot of time and energy to put this together every month. If we (Roxie& Myrl) do decide to cancel please know that I am always here for you if you have any sewing questions. Please keep looking at the blog so you know what is going on. Have a wonderful month.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hi Girls hope you had a wonderful summer. We are starting up again Wednesday September 8 from 4-6. We are so lucky to have a famous pattern fabric designer come to visit us. She owns the company The Quilted Fish. Amanda will be showing us how to make these fun and funky notebook holders. I really really need you to RSVP this is very important. I also need to know how many of you will be needing sewing machines. So make sure you call me. 801-254-5693 or 801-455-2691. If I don't answer leave a message. See you then. Roxie

AV finished book (489x600)AV finished inside cover (600x400)

Monday, July 26, 2010

No meeting in August

Just wanted to post that there will not be a meeting in August. We didn't have a turn out for June or July so we decided just to start back up in September. Thanks to Lori for RSVPing so I knew her daughter wouldn't be there. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. Remember to practice sewing on the paper that I sent home with you.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Meeting Wednesday July 14, 4-6

Hello girls hope you are having a wonderful summer. We had to put the field trip off until August. I only had one girl RSVP that could not make it. I waited and know one showed up. This next meeting you will not need your machines we will have a visitor from the Festival of Trees coming to talk to us about this program. We will be putting finger puppets together for this. I will have all the supplies we need. Just bring yourselves. Also please remember to bring a donation if you can for the Quilt Guild raffle basket that we are giving to them. See you then.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Donation basket for Utah Quilt Guild

I forgot to add that we will be putting together a basket for the Utah Quilt Guild auction that is going to be held in Midway. So I am asking for sewing donations such as fat quarters, scissors, pin cushions, thread anything you think a quilter would use.

Please try to bring the items to our meeting in July. Thanks and if you have any questions give me a call. Roxie

Field Trip to This Is The Place State Park

Hi Girls. I hope you are having a fun summer. So here is what is on our agenda for June. We will not!! meet at Material Girls for the month of June.

We are doing a field trip to This Is The Place State Park !!

Mark your calendars for Saturday June 26. We will meet at Roxie's house (address at end of message) at 10 am, no later. The admission fee is Kids 3-11 $7.00. Adults $9.00. We will be eating lunch down there so please send enough money to cover all costs. I would recommend $20.00. They can always bring the change home. They will take care of their own money. Not sure how long we will be gone, we will call parents on the way home. If any parent would like to go let us know. I also need you to RSVP to me by June 24th. We just need to make sure we have enough drivers. There will be no more mailings so keep up to date on the blog. Here is my phone number 801-254-5693 My address is 13270 S. Forest Meadow Drive. (3020 W). Have a wonderful summer.
Roxie & Myrl

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Well we all had a great time this meeting. The girls learned how to hem a pair of pants and sew on buttons. Then the fun began with the pinwheels. I am posting pictures with this. Very important!! We will be going on a field trip in June. We will not meet at Material Girls in June. Our field trip is planned for June26. Keep an eye on the blog. I will have everything posted by the middle of June.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mom's surprise finished

The girls finished their pillow for Mom. What a great job they did. I am so very proud of them. Thanks to my helpers I couldn't have done it without you. A special "thanks" to Nadine for letting us use the shop.
Next meeting will be held at Material Girls Quilts on Wednesday May 12 from 4-6. We will be learning how to sew on buttons and hem pants. We will also be making something fun with a July 4th theme. So bring $2.00 to cover the cost.
We will also be discussing summer plans. I know a lot of you will be on vacations and so will we. So we have decided to have a couple of field trips. We will have a paper for you to take home to share with your parents. So make sure you bring your note books.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Next get together is Wednesday April 14th

Wow. It seems like forever since we got together. Come prepared with your sewing machines and thread. Bring you notebooks because I have a few notes you need to add. We will be talking about summer classes. I know it's hard to talk about summer with snow on the ground YUCK!. Please remember to bring $2 for the cost of polyfil or bring your own. Can't wait to see you.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mom's surprise and name tags

What a fun time we had working on our surprise for mom. We will finish these next time we meet. Please bring some polyfil stuffing (Joanns) or $2 to help cover the cost to use ours. I am posting some pictures of the wonderful name tags the girls made. Megan went way out and did a whole shirt. WOW. I love how these girls are so creative and not afraid to go out of the box.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Next get together March 10.

I am posting our surprise for Mom. This is only part of it. Make sure you have 3 yo yo's finished and bring your sewing machine. I am not sure how far we will get so bring them just in case. Call me and let me know if you are coming. 801-455-2691. Can't wait to see you.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Just want to send out a special "thank you" to my sweet friend Christy. She is helping me with this blog. She is the blog queen. Thank you thank you!!

Yo-Yo Tutorial

We're so excited that Heather Bailey has agreed to let us post her Tutorial for making yo-yo's here at The Seam Rippers Blog.
You can visit Heather's website here.
Or Heather's blog here.
EnJoy the tutorail & HaPPy Yo-yO making !!

Step 1

First, make a pattern. Your yo-yo pattern needs to be twice as wide as your intended yo-yo, plus about 1/2" for seam allowances. You can use a compass to draw out your pattern, or find a bowl or lid to trace. Chipboard works great for a pattern, as does the cardboard from a cereal box.

Step 2
On the wrong side of your fabric, trace around the pattern. Use a water-soluble pen or chalk. Following your traced line, cut out a circle of fabric.

Step 3

Fold under a scant 1/4" along the edge of your circle, as you stitch close to the folded edge. Use strong thread and make sure it's long enough to go around the full circumference of the circle, with some to spare.

Note: Shorter stitches create a larger, more open center on your yo-yo (see Step 04). Longer stitches make for a tighter yo-yo center (see Steps 05 & 06).

Step 4

Once you've stitched around the entire perimeter of the fabric circle, gently pull your stitching thread until the edges gather to the center. Make a couple of stitches to secure your gathers, then knot and trim your thread. Squash your yo-yo flat, with the gathers centered on the top of the yo-yo. That's it!

This yo-yo was created with small stitches, resulting in a wider gathered center. The next two steps show how longer stitches make for a tighter center.

Step 5

For a tighter gathered center on your yo-yo, make longer gathering stitches.

Step 6

When pulled, longer stitches will allow the fabric to gather together more closely. This is ideal if the centers of your yo-yos are to show (no buttons or whatnots sewn on top), as in a bedspread.


Now that you know, go yo-yo!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010


Hey girls,
We will be making yo-yo's at our next get together which will be Wednesday, February 10. We will meet at Material Girls in South Jordan. The get together will be from 4-6
I have posted some pictures of the yo yo's. You will not need your sewing machine this time. We are starting a project for Mom for Mother's Day so can't post the whole thing. We want it to be a surprise. I am also posting a 2" notebook and sheet protectors that I would like for you to bring to each class. You can buy them at Wal-Mart. I will explain why when we meet. See you next time. Roxie

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Here is Roxie. One of our fearless leaders. We need a picture of Myrl.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Riverton Fire Department

These girls got together over Christmas break and made charity quilts. Here are the ones that they gave to the Riverton Fire Department.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13th meeting

Tonight we met at Material Girls in South Jordan. Our lovely hostess Nadine showed us how to make flowers accessories.

Here is our beautiful Nicole modeling her creation.

Here is our first official injury. Nikki touched the hot glue gun.