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al la carte prices: Barn Quilt Materials and Supplies

 al la carte prices: Barn Quilt Materials and Supplies                                           9/23/22 You can now buy your BQ materials from me outside of the classes. Class prices (8/1/22)   $40 for 16" Sq Panel,  $50 for 24" Sq Panel.  $75 for 36" Sq. Panel 3mm Laminated Aluminum Blank panels: 16" Sq. = $15,     24" Sq,  = $25.   36" Sq =  $50,  48" Sq = $65,  4'x8' =  $120 blank panel prices sq size sq ft price $/sq ft 16" 1.777777778 $15.00 $8.44 24" 4 $25.00 $6.25 36" 9 $50.00 $4.44 48" 16 $65.00 $4.06 4'x8' 32 $120.00 $3.75 In-between sizes:  Purchase the next larger size I can estimate cutting.  ie: 60" sq would require 2 4'x8' panels and cutting to 30"x60" panels. Drawn designs on panels:   24" Sq  $35.   36" Sq     $75,  48"  $90,  4'x8'  $160. Priming with white latex acrylic exterior paint:  add 20% Paint:  2 oz samples in soufflĂ© cups   $3 All materials ha

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 You may have noticed, I got busted on fb and terminated... who knows.   You can find me now at Please like and share that link as often as you can.  Tell your friends! Thanks,  Jeff
  This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams® We hear a lot about how to do things the right way. Especially in the DIY world. The right way to paint, the right way to build, the right way to caulk, and a million other right ways. But what happens if you don't do it the right way? What does it look like!? Does the universe implode?! Given that this is the year 2020, we should all make a group pact to not test it. Pinky promise! Although much of the article is about painting walls and using rollers, most of the suggestions apply to any type of painting.  I say the same things in my classes, but it's refreshing to hear it from another professional! Read the entire article HERE <<<

8 ft square barn quilt project!

  This request came in from a barn owner in Creal Springs!  His barn is being built this fall and he wants the BQ ready s the contractor can install it.  A prototype of the project is in the background of the second picture. The styrofoam is to keep the panel from getting scratched and the smaller pieces are for me to kneel on as I paint.  Don't want to leave knee depressions in the aluminum composite panels.

Class pictures from Crafted in Murphysboro, IL, August 2022

What a GREAT class this was!  Almost 5 hours for everyone to finish, but great fun!  

Paint cures for 30 days!

  Ignore that yellow smudge...    Read that paragraph!!   This explains that paint typically dries to the touch in 30 minutes...   4 hours to recoat and 30 days to fully harden.   Think about that!  30 days to harden.   That's why panels seem to stick together when you stack them against each other...   I put my panels out in the sun for a full day when I finish painting them.  Let the sun speed the drying and curing!! Happy Day!    Jeff 717-620-9676

Prince Love Symbol #2 Purple

  Pantone Color Institute Is Excited To Announce The Creation Of “Love Symbol #2” Created in honor of international icon, Prince, “Love Symbol #2” is a distinctive blue based purple hue inspired by Prince’s custom-made Yamaha purple piano which was originally scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his untimely passing at the age of 57. Prince’s association with the color purple was galvanized in 1984 with the release of the film Purple Rain, along with its Academy Award-winning soundtrack featuring the eponymous song. While the spectrum of the color purple will still be used in respect to the “Purple One,” Love Symbol #2, will be the official color across the brand he left behind. When we think about Prince, we see a uniquely brilliant artist who continually throughout his illustrious career broke new ground as he perpetually challenged the norms in whatever space he played, leaving behind an indelible mark on music, art, fashion and culture. Paying tribute by developing a s

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Waiting for paint to dry???

 This topic is so very simple,,, yet, it takes forever for people to figure it out. We had a class this weekend that lasted more than three hours for most people.  Only two finished their BQ's before leaving, and one finished later that afternoon.  The biggest time consumer?  waiting for paint to dry because they were USING TOO MUCH PAINT!!  (Yes, I said that very loud.!) One of the first things I tell people is that "paint will dry in 8 seconds."   I promise you... If you go back to touch up a stroke after 8 seconds, you will leave deep brush marks because the paint has already started to form a "skin."   So why isn't the paint you just applied not drying quickly so you can proceed??  You are applying tooooo much paint! I'm going to do a video (after  my coffee) to illustrate this.  We'll use the first thing you are going to paint as a vibrant example.  A THIN coat of varnish along the edges of the tape.  This is applied to prevent paint from "