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  1. Wrinkled backing

    by , 04-14-2013 at 12:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Kitten View Post
    I'm always having trouble getting my backing fabric to stay wrinkle free. I have tried pinning the fabric down first, I've tried taping, clamping it to a board & I just can not get rid of the wrinkles after I Pin baste the sandwich together. I have tried repining it again after all pins are in but when I'm guilting all of the darn wrinkes are back again. I have more wrinkles in my project than an 80 year old person. Lol. Any suggestions will be most appreciated.
  2. paper pieced alphabet

    by , 04-14-2013 at 12:29 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcsewer View Post
    Do any of you know where I can get a free paper pieced alphabet? I want to make one row of my GD T Shirt quilt with her name in it.
  3. scrappy friendship off to the quilter too!

    by , 04-08-2013 at 06:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by terri bb View Post
    i just LOVE this quilt! the pattern is out of a book i bought called "amazingly simple star quilts" and in scrappy colors it turned out fabulous. i sent it off to #1piecemaker to give a whirl quilting it for me. i can't wait to get it back! thanks for looking!
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  4. Wow, learning to longarm has a tough tough tough learning curve

    by , 04-08-2013 at 06:42 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029 View Post
    My most wonderful darling husband decided I (meaning he wanted to play on one) a long arm. About a year ago he saw one when we got the embroidery machine and has been itching to get one ever since. Well a few weeks ago, they were on sale (Pfaff Grand Quilter 18.8 with Inspira? frame) so he said to "write it up".

    We were told we could use thread we had on hand (wrong) and that it was easier to learn free hand than to follow a pattern with the laser. (not for the uncreative
  5. Those of you who subscribe to digital quilting mags,

    by , 04-08-2013 at 05:53 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    do you have any tips for how to create a personal index? I see quilts I would like to try later, but how do I find them again? So far all I can figure out is to create a Word file with categories such as "children" and then subcategories such as "puppies" and then the file name of the downloaded magazine issue that contains the pattern. What I would really like is to have categories with photos of the quilts.

    So far I have subscribed to Quilter's World digital
  6. Some of my Finished quilts

    by , 04-04-2013 at 03:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    The 1st one is of a Carpenter's Star which I made for my sisters 65th birthday.
    The 2nd one is of a Hunter's Star which I made for my DD for Christmas 2012.
    Hope you like them.

    I guess I will have to do the Hunter's Star in a separate post.
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  7. found this while looking for something else

    by , 04-01-2013 at 06:45 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by southernmema View Post
    I was searching for a pattern for the apron Si "made" on Duck Dynasty for Miss Kay and ran across this. It has a myriad of free patterns plus alot of other info. Check it out. Quilting Inspiration.
  8. I NEED a n Tutorial on how to use Stabilizer.

    by , 03-25-2013 at 04:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by SusanMarie1956 View Post

    I need a tutorial on how to use satabilizer. Does anyone know of one?

  9. Thread Basting My Quilt Sandwich for FMQ

    by , 03-25-2013 at 03:54 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    I just finished basting a quilt sandwich to get it ready for freemotion quilting on my domestic machine.

    Althouth I often spray-baste on smaller quilts, when they are bigger and harder to handle, I prefer to thread-baste so everything stays in place better, and I don't have to worry about the glue coming loose and the sandwich shifting while I'm quilting.

    There are a couple of key factors that I LOVE about this method of basting:

    1. There is NO crawling
  10. Hankie Quilts

    by , 03-21-2013 at 04:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Judymc View Post
    My sister has collected Hankies for about thirty years. She asked if I make two twin quilts for her guest room. This is what I was able to come up with.
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