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Originally Posted by maryb119
I had a 3 yard piece of batik in my stash for several years waiting for the right fabrics and pattern to come along to use it and here it is! The picture of the whole quilt shows more yellow than it really is but these are cell phone pictures so please be patient with me about them. The actual colors lean more towards blue. I love the bright colors. The top is finished and the binding will be the saphire blue the separating strips are made of. I had about a fat 1/8th left over from 3 yards so
Originally Posted by carolaug
Originally Posted by carslo
I read this in a jelly roll book I bought and have started to use this method when cutting strips for any kind of quilt.
"If you have strips that have been cut selvage to selvage(WOF) along the crosswise grain (which most are as it is easiest), just cut the strips in half on the fold. This works well for a number of reasons.
- it helps keep fabrics on-grain and eliminates the bowing or curving that may occur when fabrics of differing thread counts are used.
Originally Posted by ladyinred
Here is the pattern for the twister christmas tree like I did it.
This one is done by using the mini twister tool (tool size is 2 ¼ by 2 ¼ )
After sewing all blocks and borders together, the size is 36 3/4 by 46 inches. (before cutting with the tool)
When all twister pieces are sewn together, it measures approx. 20 by 25 inches.(without Borders and Binding)
Now, you can add borders the size you like and finish your quilt the way you like.
Originally Posted by woody
I found out last week that my sister in law was in hospital, so last Sunday night I cut out the quilt, and I finished it today. I will mail it to her tomorrow. I used all the leftover purple fabric I had from another quilt plus a couple of extras. Her grandson's name is Hunter so I thought the pattern was very appropriate To save time I thought I would attach the binding both front and back by machine,using a decorative stitch, I'm really not thrilled with the way it turned out, it seaems
Originally Posted by SPAGHETTI8888
I moved a couple of months ago and I now have a dedicated sewing space. I have only been quilting (sewing) since Aug of last year. Oh yeah, Im a guy quilter.
Originally Posted by karenfae
Just this morning I managed to finished my second dear jane top - of course it still needs to be quilted and I won't get around to doing that for awhile - here is a photo --
edited: more photos on my blog
"Insanity Revisited" (Dear Jane)
Originally Posted by Carol Wilson
This is a quilt I have just finnished for my neice for her 40th Birthday, I think it is called "French Braid" or "Friendship Braid". I used just three fabrics, my neice is a policewoman, she works in the "Torres Strait Islands" off the far north coast of Australia, a very beautifull part of the world, the color of the quilt is the color of the ocean around these islands.
Celeste my dog was over the moon by
Updated 07-13-2012 at 04:37 AM by PatriceJ
Originally Posted by IrishNY
What are the options for the automated quilting design software that can be attached to a longarm? I am finding that I don't love FMQ on it and am entertaining getting one of the automated software systems. Which ones are out there, what are the costs and how do you like the one you have experience with?
Originally Posted by oma66
I made this drunkard's path design for my friend Mark. I had given his wife a lap quilt in Janaury and now his said she will not let him use it...so...I have made this one for him. Still have to quilt it, but I hope he likes it. It was fun to make. It measures 65x65.