I have had brown spots. Usually on white. But when iron is slightly dirty. The spots have always washed out. I love Best Press for its lightness but have gone back to reg. starch.
I use it all the time and never have I had brown spots. I love the product!
go to amazon or alibris (old and rare books)
WOW. It was TurboTax that lead me astray. Even their on-line 'ask a question of the community' never gave me any info. Each one of those quilts had a minimum of $50 of materials, not to mention the hours of labor. Guess this year I'll go another tax route instead of TurboTax.
I agree with L.D., I quilt for others and I donate time and materials to charity. I have been allowed to deduct labor costs and all supplies including thread from my taxes. Also if you donate your time to teach a charity how to piece or quilt, you can deduct that as well. Good luck and do a little more home work so no one leads you astray! lol
Save your receipts!!!! You need to also write what organization on the receipt the quilts are going. It is also good to keep track of your time invested. Your volunteer time is also tax deductible.
I don't know if anyone has found the Quilts Without Corners Encore book but I just purchased it from
It is from Canada. I believe the book price was $24 something, and shipping was a bit pricey, but I didn't want to wait until Philips Textiles reprinted the patterns. I didn't get a confirmation yet but am assuming book is available since it accepted my order. Just wanted to post it here in case you find it helpful.
Quiltbear, when I contacted to authors (finally got thru with an answer since I left my correct email address this time) and they have put me on a list for when they republish this book or selected patterns from the Encore book. Ask them to put you on the list.
I too would love to have this book. I called the author and was told it was out of print and they were working on getting the patterns all into one book, but it would be awhile before it would be in print. So disappointed. I wanted to do several of the designs from it.
thanks, Buckingtrout. I went to that site but each of the books is different than the one I want. And I almost passed out when I saw the price on the third book!!! GULP! I can't believe someone would charge that much.
Thanks anyway, Ruth
correction website address is www.abebooks.com
there are three used copies of this book being sold as of today Monday Aug 5 on www.abesbooks.com. They are expensive though
Thanks for the suggestion quiltingloulou. Unfortunately, my computer security (webroot) won't let me access this site due to it containing 'malicious content'. I'll try it thru another search engine and see if I can get on that site.
I tried that before and they didn't have this book listed. I just checked again and it still is not listed. I believe it is 'out of print' and so I also checked all kinds of used books outlets. Still can't find it. Would you be willing to share the patterns for the Phoenix and the Eagle? I would gladly pay. Thanks.
Hi, I got my copy direct from the philips web site, www.phillipsfiberart.com hope this helps
Don't know if this is any help,