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  1. cookiemonster's Avatar
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    That's the story here in MB, Canada weather hits in Jan/Feb. winter hits -42C, quilting is my sunny world away from venturing out.. I prepare meals in advance, for freezer, come out of my hole like a groundhog, eat-feed cat-coffee touch of TV news and back to the electric heated room.
  2. cookiemonster's Avatar
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    Very nice, love the colors, have the perfect room for that longarm, many happy hours..
  3. quiltingshorttimer's Avatar
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    Boo me! maybe I'll finally get this picture editing to actually work well! Sorry!
  4. Mansfij's Avatar
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    Sounds Idyllic, hope you get lots done
  5. quiltingshorttimer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinner52
    Where is the best place to start cross hatching as background on large quilt?
    I've only done one quilt that had large areas of cross hatching. I suggest you draw on paper what it is you want to look like and see how you can do it with as few of starts/stops. If you are cross hatching around some applique or other areas that you plan to do something else, drawing it on paper helps. I usually will start in the upper left side of the area on the frame and go from there. On a baby quilt recently that I had diagonal cross hatching with some floral interspersed about every 4 blocks, I started in the upper left and then before rolling the quilt, zigged back up and then down again--like a chevron pattern. That worked well--just have to be careful to keep lines straight and link up carefully when you roll the quilt.
    A friend did a beautiful job on a quilt that had applique in all the blocks, with cross hatching (pretty narrow,too) between all the appliqued irises--she said it took forever cause the owner wanted the cross hatch even in the narrow spaces and it meant just so many stops/starts. Good luck and post some pictures?


    PS--be sure that you stablize the quilt first before you start the cross hatching--especially if its on the diagonal cause otherwise it will shift on you.
  6. spinner52's Avatar
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    Where is the best place to start cross hatching as background on large quilt?
  7. tina1952's Avatar
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    Absolutely beautiful!!
  8. Jingle's Avatar
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    Good luck, I hope you can get it to work.
  9. SoBuzy's Avatar
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    Love it! It is beautiful!
  10. Beginner10's Avatar
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    Double the WOW!!! Love the snowglobe quilt...even tho you called it the "dreaded" quilt. Great job on substituting!
  11. quiltingshorttimer's Avatar
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    thanks all! This is the "kit" that I got over a year ago and ended up substituting the snowmen (what came with it were so small that the "frame" showed too much), the sashing(the kit's was short 2 pieces plus had neverending bleeding problems--in red!), and no borders in the kit--so basically I used the white blocks and the brown snowglobe bases from the kit!
  12. lluke's Avatar
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    What a fun quilt! Love it!!
  13. chitesrn's Avatar
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    Absolutely Love this quilt...it is beautiful....where did the pattern come from?
  14. Huggynana's Avatar
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    Wow! That is wonderful. That is on my "one of these days" list.
  15. aquiltersheart's Avatar
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    Try Mike Rowes line Dirty Jobs laundry products. I have the stain remover and it works great. FYI: also tried his spray bathroom cleaner on my shower and the glass was clean when I came back, no scrubbing, just rinsed! Wow , love it.. The stain remover, I noticed on tough ones, I take my fingers or a small brush and lightly scrub the stain after spraying and it basically lifts it out in front of my eyes. God Bless, I have quilted a few T shirt quilts for clients in the past.
  16. patski's Avatar
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    beware of the check, many phony cashiers checks when we closed on a house they told us how many had been coming through. Trust your instincts
  17. triciaa's Avatar
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    Someone I know gave me this advice which I think is awesome. Load your quilter with flat sheets and batting and practice your stitches and when your done bind it and donate it.
  18. dmnorden's Avatar
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    Congratulations on finishing your quilt!!! Have you watched any of the videos on allpeoplequilt.com? I just finished watching some, and they look like they will be helpful once my long arm finally arrives. Good luck with your quilting!!!
  19. tropit's Avatar
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    What a nice gift! I would make a quilt with them...something with a white background, kinda modern and contemporary.

    ~ Cindy
  20. Minick's Avatar
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    I'm in Abilene and sewed on my quilt last week. Its BOM from last year and I finally got it together. Now I need to add the borders. More snow today.
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