P.O. Box 244
Azle, Texas 76098-0244
Fat Quarter Square
HST, QST & Flying Geese Guides
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My name is Darlene McAllister and I have been quilting for several years
now. The items you see for
sale that involve quilting came about in a rather unusual setting. You see, we sold our house in mid December 1999 and moved
into a 32' camping trailer which we placed on our 5 acre lot near Azle,
Texas. We named our property
ďSunset BluffĒ because our new house will sit on a bluff
overlooking a very peaceful valley and we can sit on the porch and watch
the beautiful Texas sunsets every day.
The intention at the time was to begin building our house and only
having to live in the trailer a few months.
(Little did I know that you donít build a house in a month or
Anyone who has lived in a camping trailer for any length of time
knows that space is a premium commodity.
It was very frustrating to live in such a small place and not have
any storage room whatsoever. I
continued my quilting and various small projects over the next few months.
My ďstashĒ was in storage, so I had to buy material for
anything I was working on. I
had sacks of material, patterns, thread, etc. everywhere and could never
find what I wanted when I wanted it.
Then when I went to use it, the material was usually crumpled and
Iíd have to iron it before I could begin my project.
My son worked part time at a local pizza place, and I bought a few pizza boxes so I could get somewhat organized with all my stuff.
I wished I had a place to buy boxes for storing my quilting
projects and thus came the thought of the Blox
Boxes. I really love
having boxes to put all my supplies in, and I feel much better having all
the project pieces in one place. Totally
organized I am not, but Iím working on that!
The Super Duper Fat Quarter Square
idea came when I was asked to make a couple of T-shirt quilts for a
friend. I went to a local
quilt store and asked for a large square to do my T-shirt quilts only to
find out the owner said no one made one larger than 16" and she said
she wished someone would invent a larger square.
When I mentioned this to Mike, he said it was a do-able thing...and
we proceeded to make a rough one that I could use for my quilts.
I knew that most quilt shops would like to see a larger sized
square that they could use for making their fat quarters, and thus the Super Duper Fat Quarter Square came into existence.
The Invisible Quilt Hanger was
my idea, but I didnít know how to make one.
Thatís where Mike came to the rescue.
(Mike is in advertising - so he has conditioned himself to work out
all sorts of problems.) I
told him it would be nice to hang a quilt or wall hanging and not have to
see the hanger. He devised
the Invisible Quilt Hanger for me and I was very pleased.
All of these items came about basically through need or wishing for an
item that was not available anywhere.
I hope you, too, think these items are worth getting for your quilt
shop, or your quilting room. They
would make ideal gifts for your quilting friends, or items to give as incentives to your customers, etc.
Our new house was finally completed in
February 2002 after 26 months of trailer living. We now enjoy the
beautiful sunsets from our large deck. Iíd
like to thank my husband, Mike,
for helping me put my ideas into concrete
items, and for preparing our Website.
He is multi-talented. Also, I want to thank you for visiting our website and for taking
the time to read my story. My e-mail address is:
would love hearing from you!