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  1. countertops; granite, quartz, etc.??????

    by , 04-01-2015 at 05:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sash View Post
    Wanting new countertops; should have done it right the first time about 15 years ago, but didn't. I still like my back splash and just want new countertops and island countertop. What do yiou feel is the best material for this? Thanks for suggestions/responses.
  2. My 3rd quilt for my daughters couch

    by , 03-24-2015 at 12:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by piker6ca View Post
    Thought I,d post my 3rd quilt for my daughter.
    I seem to be stuck in the earth tones.
    And have told my self I,ll go with some bright colours .
    But now I start another quilt and guess what it,s earth tones again .
    My wife just says i,m one with the earth lol
    But I have to say i,m liking that it is going together nicer.
    Thanks to every one on here that has helped me with my endless questions .

    Have a good day every one.
    Tom From Canada
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  3. The Quilt Show web TV is free this weekend

    by , 03-20-2015 at 05:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    In honor of International Quilting Weekend, March 20-22, 2015, The Quilt Show (www.thequiltshow.com), the web TV show hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, will open all of its shows from the first nine series—shows 100-1513—for the entire weekend. I'm telling you today so that you can reserve time this weekend. Just got this email and wanted to share so all could watch
  4. Using dryer sheets. Some blocks

    by , 03-10-2015 at 07:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    I recently posted a question about using dryer sheets for making scrappy squares and got lots of answers, pro and con. I am posting a picture of what I have started and feel confident enough to continue. The blocks will be joined with a dark green sashing and scrappy cornerstones. Each block squared at6 inches. Enjoy looking.

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  5. different people different taste

    by , 03-08-2015 at 06:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by helou View Post
    Isn't it true. Some quilts that we really do not like but finish anyway, will find a home and make people happy!
    I have only made 5 (reversed) quilts since I learned how to quilt, 9 years ago. I had no intention of making quilts either for sale or to give: i just wanted to learn...

    I now have 2 bed size reverse quilts and a reverse laptop quilt that I am keeping but I keep making another quilt and another quilt etc... you know how it all starts don't you?

    I played
  6. Scrappy Smokey Mountain Stars - Bonnie Hunter Pattern

    by , 03-05-2015 at 02:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by SewCraftyGirl View Post
    This is a scrappy Smokey Mountain Stars quilt (Bonnie Hunter's pattern). I used so many ideas/techniques I learned on this site to make the quilt top. I used men's shirts I got from the local Good Will (16 different shirts). And, I starched the fabric like crazy, which really helped me with more consistent 1/2" seams, because the fabric held its shape better. Lastly, I ironed the seams in opposite directions so I could nest the seams. It worked so well!

    (The quilt is not lopsided
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  7. What is your most impressive but simplest quilt?

    by , 02-26-2015 at 12:33 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by memepat View Post
    I'm looking for a quilt pattern for a wedding gift in May. This is our busy time of the year so it needs to be one I can do quickly. The colors I'm planning on using are kakahi, navy, and burgundy. I want this quilt to look like I spent forever making. Lol Is this too much to ask? HELP!!!! Thanks
  8. Christmas table runner

    by , 02-23-2015 at 08:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by CanoePam View Post
    I was working on a Christmas quilt and miscue a few dozen half square triangles . After buying some more fabric, I put the miscut pieces aside while I continued with the quilt (which still isn't done BTW). I finally decided to make a table runner with them, and here is the result. I did limited quilting, just some stitch in the ditch for the colored triangles using red SoFine thread with silver metallic Yenmet thread in thenhalf-circles and the piano key border. Too bad the pictures don't show
  9. Starching Fabric--in Sink or Washing Machine??

    by , 02-23-2015 at 06:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    Actually, I buy the starch by the half gallon jug and mix my own 50/50....then put into a spray bottle....way cheaper than buying canned sprays....I would really like to do it in a sink, but the process is something I don't remember from my childhood and nobody seems to know what I am talking about.....I am sure I remember something about put the clothes into a plastic bag in the frig, but other than that I am clueless....so I will be watching this thread.
  10. What to do with 2 1/2" strips

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