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  1. Blanks for embroidery

    by , 07-24-2012 at 11:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter in MN View Post
    Silly question but I am new to embroidery and was wondering if there is a good place to get blanks such as baby bibs?
  2. My Dear Jane- Chocolate Jane is finished!

    by , 07-23-2012 at 11:46 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat View Post
    Here is the quilt that I finally finished. I started with the group here on the board in Jan. 2010 to make the quilt based on Jane Stickle's quilt. She made hers in 1863. I decided to use a dark background rather than the cream and to update the colors. As I worked on it, Lacelady mentioned that she was going to use a solid color for her triangles that went between the pieced triangles. This would make the pieced triangles stand out more. I liked the idea (so I stole it from her), but I then
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  3. My French Braid quilt is finished

    by , 07-23-2012 at 07:30 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    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
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  4. a really neat way to use the twister template

    by , 07-23-2012 at 07:10 AM
  5. How to avoid bows/curves in your strips for bargellos and anything strippy

    by , 07-16-2012 at 01:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    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.
  6. How to make a Twister Christmas Tree

    by , 07-16-2012 at 04:35 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ladyinred View Post
    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 by 2 )

    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.
  7. Purple Scrappy Hunter's Star

    by , 07-16-2012 at 04:23 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    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
  8. My little sewing space

    by , 07-12-2012 at 10:02 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by SPAGHETTI8888 View Post
    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. Name:  SEWING 2.jpg
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  9. red Dear Jane top!

    by , 07-12-2012 at 09:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by karenfae View Post
    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

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  10. Same Dog Different Quilt

    by , 07-05-2012 at 04:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wilson View Post
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    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 03:37 AM by PatriceJ

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