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Waldemere Wednesday Chapter Programs

Our Chapter's Waldemere Wednesday Programs are coming to you live over Zoom on the third Wednesday of every month from 10am to 11:30am. No registration required, however you must provide your name before joining so that we can monitor for visitors and control disruptive participants. 


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You can help out by offering your program ideas and demos.

Dec 18: Chapter Christmas Party was at th Fruitville Library. Lunch was provided and members brought a dessert to share and a gift for the Chinese auction. We had games a group photo, well wishes and a take home cookie plate.

Holiday Fun

Past Programs in 2021


Nov 17: Three Holiday Gift Projects: luggage tags and (special surprise gift!) with Terry, decorating kitchen towels with Barb V and a special small, fussy cut, iron on bag with Crystal. 


Christmas Gifts
Three, count them, three presenters this week!

Pictures are attached to get you excited.  

Terry Petti will be showing us how to make luggage tags.  Also, shhh!!  She'll show us an extra "surprise" gift to make.  

Barbara VanBuren will be demonstrating a couple adorable kitchen towel embellishments using material, rick rack and ruffles.  So perfect for gift giving.  Simple and effective, but not time consuming!

Crystal Allred will teach us how to make the Twice as Nice Organizer by Sew Can She.  

Supply Lists:

Terry: cork, 9" x 7" sheet makes 2, 3" x 4" clear vinyl, heavy paper for identification and a snap or snap setter.

Barbara Van Buren: premade kitchen towel or toweling sold at Sew Worth It; various scraps to embellish with; rick rack



  • 1 fat quarter or 1/3 yard of fabric for the case exterior
  • 1 fat quarter or 1/3 yard of fabric for the case interior
  • 1 fat quarter or 1/4 yard of fabric for the interior panels and the binding
  • a piece of sew-in foam stabilizer that is 12’’ x 18’’ (such as ByAnnie Soft and Stable)
  • 1 piece of vinyl 9 1/2’’ x 8’’. See note about vinyl below.
  • 2 zippers that are 8’’ or longer in between the zipper stops. See note about zippers below.
  • 1 magnetic snap closure (Suggest smaller 14mm size as the pieces are easier to sew around)
  • 1/4 yard (or scraps) of medium weight fusible stabilizer (such as Pellon SF101)
  • Various fabric marking pens or pencils (depending on the colors of your fabrics)
  • Pins and Wonder clips 



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Oct 20: Casserole Carrier with Helaine Eckstein will be demonstrating an adorable and useful casserole carrier, which can hold various sizes of dishes. It has a thermal layer of batting, which helps to keep food hot or cold. You’ll want to make one for yourself, and one to give as a gift. 


2 co-ordinating fabrics -21 1/2’’ X 27” of each 

¾ yd. Bosal or Insulbrite or plain batting 

(2) 3” rings 



From each of the co-ordinating squares cut a 21 1/2” square and a 3 or 4” X 

21” rectangle. 

Cut the same size square and rectangle from the batting. 

Place the 2 fabric squares right sides together. The Bosal will go on the wrong side of the piece of 

fabric that will be the outside of the carrier with the shiny side facing away from the fabric. Stitch a 

1/4” seam allowance leaving a hole to turn. I leave between 3 and 4”. Be sure to backstitch beginning 

and end of seam. Trim corners, turn and press or pin ( if using Bosal DO NOT press at this time, it 

shrinks!) seams along edges. Close hole using ladder stitch. 

Quilt the finished square.  Topstitch if you wish. 

Make the handle by placing the 2 rectangles right sides together and batting the same as you did on the 

square.  Stitch down the 2 long sides at 1/4”, trim batting out and turn. Topstitch and/or quilt handle 


Lay quilted square on table with the right side up facing you. Place the handle right sides down so that 

it is diagonally opposite on 2 corners. Stitch 1/4” SA. Trim to 1/8”. Flip the handle over and stitch a 

3/8” SA. Diagram A 

On the opposite corners place the 3” rings and bring the wrong side through the ring so the lining is 

showing. Sew across the small corner of the contrasting fabric. Diagram B. 

Turn casserole cover so the right side is out and handles lay across the wrong side of the cover. Fold the 

corner with the ring to the middle and pull the handle through the ring. Repeat for the other ring



Casserole Carrier Slide Program.pdf
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Download includes diagrams that clarify instructions
Casserole Carrier Final Instructions.pdf
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Sep 15: Kraft-Tex Paper-Fabric demonstration with Jann


Jann Silverton will be presenting projects made with Kraft-Tex. 

Per Jann, "Kraft-Tex is a fun, fairly new paper-fabric that cuts and sews like cloth!

In addition to a presentation, I hope we’ll have time to sew some

simple woven coasters.

You’ll need some Kraft-Tex (an 8.5”x11” sample pack would be good),

and a #70 needle (#80 will work).

And Kraft-Tex is absorbent, not waterproof so you can back the

coasters with clear iron-on vinyl or adhere a cork backing with Steam-A-

Seam 2… or any other non-absorbent material you have on hand.

To get Kraft-Tex shipped quickly probably use Amazon.

Etsy, Joann.com and C&T Publishing also sell it online, but probably do

not ship quickly.

Michael’s and Hobby Lobby do not sell Kraft-Tex.

I highly recommend buying the dyed pre-washed in general. But for

coasters it doesn’t matter."



Here are some links to view ahead of time if you’d like:



Create Whimsy: very thorough explanation of Kraft-Tex:









Kraft-Tex Talk.pdf
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Kraft-Tex Project.pdf
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Aug 18: Unique Artsy Rag Dolls with Jan Y

View slideshow and recording 


Jan presented her “Artsy Rag Dolls”. A self-proclaimed sewing novice, sews and designs fascinating rag dolls, with such personality. She gave us many tips and sparked our creativity.

She requested members log into our Members Only area to view her recording and access her slideshow. You can find it by scrolling down to the Crafts section on our Recordings Page.


Jul 21: Presser Feet -- Your Sewing Machine's Best Friends with Korinne

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Every sewing machine comes with a few standard presser feet that will suffice for nearly all sewing projects. But there are so many other feet that allow for more creativity than what those few standard feet will allow. Korinne explained and demonstrated several presser feet that are specially made for embellishment sewing. 


Jun 16: Jogakbo quilting with Jann

Jogakbo piecing .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 22.4 MB

May 19: Quilt binding with Lou: Perfect  Bindings for  quilts, collages, mug rugs and other uses,

Making a hanging sleeve for your quilt or project, How  to hang quilts and other fabric items. 

View recording



Apr 21: Fabric Flowers with Evelyn P. She demonstrated her techniques for making fabric flowers in many applications – jewelry, hair accessories, adorning purses, shirts, and home decorations and has provided a image of patterns for your use.  


“There are a lot of different ways to make fabric flowers and I have tried many of them. This one is my favorite. To make these flowers you first need to make fabric sandwiches. Any scrap fabric will do but you need fabric bond to put in between the front and back piece of fabric....that makes your sandwich!  Then you can cut out your flower pieces and construct your flower,  Evelyn”

Mar 17: Cash and Carry Pouch. Jackie will explain construction of the Cash and Carry zippered pouch by Atkinson Designs.com, the actual pattern can be purchased for $10.)  You don't need the pattern to make the simplest version.  The pouches make great gifts.  The zipper application technique is something you can use on other zippered bags.  She'll show a binding technique for the seam allowances which give a finished look to the pouch.

Download this for March 17th presentation
Atkinson Design Cash & Carry Pouch.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 60.6 MB



Jan 19, 2022: Check with Program Coordinator

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