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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

15 Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Here’s a list of the many benefits of Hydrogen Pero
Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle).
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of “Peroxide” to keep them free of germs.
3. Clean your counters with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. One man reports, “I had a fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. All gone.”
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. A nurse reports that she has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
10. If you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change.
11. Put half of a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there are protein stains on clothing, pour it directly on the spot, let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with water. Repeat if necessary.
13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this.
14. Use 3% Hydrogen peroxide for removing blood stains – especially if they are fairly fresh. Pour directly on the soiled spot, let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary. It is a great bleaching agent for stubborn stains on white clothes. Combine ½ c. hydrogen peroxide and 1 t. ammonia for a great stain removal combination.
15. Use hydrogen peroxide to bleach delicate items such as wool or wool blends. Soak them overnight in a solution of one part 3% hydrogen peroxide to eight parts cold water. Launder according to care instructions.

*Also, if you have a dog that you need to get to vomit (like if they ate a bunch of chocolate), make them swallow hydrogen peroxide. Give it to them a few teaspoons at a time.*
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Make a house using 5 inch Charm Squares

Greetings.  Here is a tutorial for making a charm square house quilt block.  I would love to see your pictures if you decide to make these.  The instructions are for making the quilt block you will decide on your quilt layout and finished quilt top.

Adapted from video by Gourmet Quilter on You Tube.  She has some really great quilting videos using pre-cut fabrics.  Be sure to stop by and check out her channel on You Tube.  You can purchase a complete quilt pattern from her website here: Houses: 5" Charm Quilt Pattern.

1.) 2 Charm Square Packs (40 squares per pack for total of 80 charms)
2.) 1 yard - Roof background fabric
3.) Thread, scissors, rotary cutter, mat, iron, sewing machine, seam ripper
4.)  Fabrics needed to finish your quilt.  You decide on sashing borders, and such.  You will need to decide how many blocks needed for finished size quilt you want to make.

1.) Roof: 1 charm square makes 2 roofs.  Use 20 charm squares.  Set aside 20 charms for your doors.  Cut main fabric square in half - making two 2.5" x 5" rectangles.  You will have 40 rectangles.

From your background fabric cut 4 - 2.5" squares.
     a.) Place a 2.5" square at end of one rectangle.  Mark line from corner to corner - this will be your sew line.  Sew two 2.5" squares to each rectangle as shown.  Trimming and pressing as you go.  Repeat to make roofs for the number of houses you are making.

2.) Doors:  Using the charms you set aside in step 1.  1 charm square makes 2 doors.  Cut charm square in half to make two 2.5" x 5" rectangles for the doors.  You will have 40 rectangles.

3.) Walls:  Using your 2nd charm pack  Lay 2 charm squares one on top of the other.  From this stack cut 2 - 1.75" strips and 1 - 1.5" strip.  These strips construct the walls and roof support beam along the top of the house.
      a.) Take one 1.75" strip and one of the 2.5" strips cut earlier for the door and sew as shown.  Press and repeat for other side of door.  Repeat these steps for each house you wish to make.
      b.)  Now sew the support beams along the top as shown to each of your walls and door units.  Press.

4.)  Finishing:  Sew roof units to door and wall units as shown.  Press and your house is done.
I hope you find this tutorial helpful and informative.  Please leave a comment and share with your friends.

Peace, Robert from Nancy's Fabrics.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Northwest Ohio One Stop Shop Hop

Northwest Ohio One Stop Shop HopNorthwest Ohio One Stop Shop Hop

Greetings all.  If you are in the Lima, OH area this weekend, stop in at the NW Ohio One Stop Shop Hop.  It will be located at :
Howard Johnson Conference Center
1920 Roschman Ave
Lima, OH.
Times: Friday, March 21 9-6pm
           Saturday, March 22 9-3pm
There will be 17 vendors from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and of coarse West Virginia(Nancy's Fabrics).

Also the West Central Ohio Quilters Guild will be doing a raffle on a quilt the group made.  Come by and enjoy the fun.  Peace, Robert.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Reasons for Buying Fabric

I found this on the internet.  Some of the reasons made me smile.  I hope you enjoy.  Peace, Robert from Nancy's Fabrics.


15 Reasons for Buying Fabric

1. It insulates the closet where it is kept.

2009 Sewing Room Cleaning
2009 Sewing Room Cleaning (Photo credit: SewPixie)

2. It helps to keep the economy going. It is our patriotic
    duty to support fabric shops.
Fabric shop in Hilo, Hawaii
Fabric shop in Hilo, Hawaii (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. It is less expensive and is more fun than psychiatric care.

4. Because it is on sale.
Prints & Patterns
Prints & Patterns (Photo credit: christykinz)

5. A sudden increase in the boll weevil population.
The cotton boll weevil: a, adult beetle; b, pu...
The cotton boll weevil: a, adult beetle; b, pupa; c, larva. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6. The one who dies with the most fabric wins.
Reorganized Fabric Stash
Reorganized Fabric Stash (Photo credit: PrincessFroglips)

7. It keeps without refrigeration.
English: an colourful image than a 617.LT Side...
English: an colourful image than a 617.LT Side-by-Side Refrigerator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8. You don't have to cook it to enjoy it, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.
English: A cooking-top Svenska: En kokplatta
English: A cooking-top Svenska: En kokplatta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

9. I need the extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction 
when I drive on snowy icy roads again.
English: Tiverton : Patches Road A car drives ...
English: Tiverton : Patches Road A car drives through the snow on Patches Road. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10. The Devil made me do it.
Devil (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

11. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house; like the ironing board, the laundry hamper, the dining room table.....
Ironing board
Ironing board (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

12. When the big winter snow comes, all the fabric shops 
 will be closed.  It keeps cabin fever away.
Winter Storm
Winter Storm (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

13. Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer (my husband) made me do it.

14. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening.

BADGE - USA - WV - West Virginia State Police ...
BADGE - USA - WV - West Virginia State Police lapel badge (Photo credit: conner395)

15. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
Mail Order Lithium
Mail Order Lithium (Photo credit: Larry He's So Fine)

From the Beeline, Utah Quilt Guild
With revisions for West Virginia
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