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Mary Mulari’s Winter 2018 Newsletter

Here’s my winter activity! Some days it kept me out of my sewing room. The snowbanks are high here in northeastern Minnesota.

This is one of my winter sewing accomplishments, a T-Shirt Memory Quilt from my own T-shirt collection. It’s a perfect blanket for winter evenings while watching the Olympics or the Oscars or Netflix binge watching. Here’s the pattern: Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts

Mary Travels the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota

From February 15-28 I visited 20 Arrowhead Library System libraries with Baudette, Grand Marais, and Moose Lake marking the far reaches of my Minnesota travel. It was a pleasure to share both my old and new apron collections, to see aprons shown by audience members, and to hear great apron stories.

I arranged this apron display at my hometown Aurora Public Library. The doll is wearing an apron from my newest book of 5-Inch Fabric Square projects (see below).

I’ll be presenting my Vintage and New Age Aprons program at Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend on Friday, May 4 at 1:30.
Check out the details here: Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend Schedule of Events

2018 Seminars Coming Up Soon!

Are you a Florida winter or year round resident? You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17 at Sharkys Vac & Sew in Wildwood FL.(Orlando area) I will present my day long lecture/demo of sewing inspiration and so many cool projects. Here are the details:
I’d love to see you there and show you my very newest book and sewing ideas.

May 12 – I’ll be at Barnes Sewing Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and here’s what you need to know to attend that event:

Hot off the press! A Brand New Book

Got 5-inch precut squares? Or is that a silly question to ask fabric collectors? The projects in this book will help you turn charm squares into fifteen clever and useful accessories. They’re great for kids sewing too. Find a list of all the projects on my website: Adventures with 5-inch Fabric Squares

Bonus trim ideas include an alphabet for monograms or lettering, numbers, and two ways to create pleated accents.

This Newsletter’s Sewing Tip

While I developed the charm square projects for the new book, I added interfacing and sometimes batting to the squares. Since most precut squares have pinked edges, I cut 4 – 3/4” squares of all additional materials so I didn’t interfere or mess up the edges. The book contains this tip too, but I thought it was important to repeat it here.

My Friend Nancy Zieman

Many of you know of Nancy’s death in November 2017. It’s a loss for all of us who love to sew and value her contribution to sewing and quilting. During my last visit with Nancy, I showed her 12 projects for my new book and she said I needed more. That’s why there are 15 projects. I also dedicated the book to her.

I have appreciated the words of sympathy from so many of you who recognized that I lost a precious friend and business associate when Nancy died. You made me want to do better responding to others who lose friends.

Thanks for your interest and support.

Keep on stitching and consider helping a young person to sew as Nancy encouraged us in the last television program she taped with her granddaughters.


Mary Mulari