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  1. Marshalls Dry Goods Batesville, Ar

    by , 09-30-2013 at 12:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by scrapnut View Post
    Leaving for a short quilt fabric shopping trip to Marshall's Dry Goods and Paducah, Ky in a few weeks. I have saved my pennies and plan on buying a rather large stash. I plan on retiring in 8 years and I know finances will be tighter then than now, so preparing my hobbies for the future. How many HOURS should I plan on spending at each store - Marshall's Dry Goods, Hancock's of Paducah and Quilt In A Day in Paducah? We plan on arriving at Marshalls around 1 PM on my first day. I think
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  2. reducing picture sizes

    by , 09-30-2013 at 03:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by juliea9967 View Post
    See if you have Microsoft Office Picture Manager on your computer. I think it came with my new computer running Windows 7, and it is on the computers at work, and they are still on Windows XP. All you have to do is open the picture in the Picture Manager and then click Edit Picture. You then have the options of Resize or Compress. I always use Compress. Then there are 4 options available. One is for Web Pages, and another one is for Email. I use whatever one I am going to use the picture for. It
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  3. How many of you....

    by , 09-27-2013 at 02:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by crzypatcher View Post
    I came home from a glorious mountain quilting retreat with Linda Ballard this past weekend and immediately came down with the flu. Ache all over, but you can't keep a quilter down for long, so I decided to work on a charity quilt! This is what I have been doing to keep me from feeling sorry for myself. How many of you still head for your sewing room, even when you don't feel good?

    A couple of the strips show up as black in the picture, but they are burgundy.
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  4. Fall Themed Patterns

    by , 09-13-2013 at 02:03 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra-P View Post
    Does anyone know where to find patterns for Fall? I would like to have one for a table runner, or wall hanging with a Thanksgiving theme. A turkey pattern, not whimsical or silly, it can be applique or paper pieced, it doesn't matter. LQS does not seem to have one, perhaps an online store?
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  5. Hoping someone can advise me on cooling down the attic.

    by , 09-12-2013 at 02:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Radiana View Post
    I know we have quilters from all over the world here and I'm sure there are plenty of quilters living in high temps during the summer so hopefully I can get some advice. Our summers here in the bay area are fairly mild with an ocassional heat wave. The problem is that even a mild day of 85 degrees is too much for me. We will not get central A/C because we feel we would run up a steep utility bill. Instead we have a couple of window a/c units in the bedrooms.

    We know that we need
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  6. Wedding Gift Quilt FINISHED!

    by , 09-11-2013 at 07:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Helen S View Post
    I started this quilt many months ago, not knowing what I'd be doing with it, got bored, so put all the blocks into a container and set them aside. In the meantime, we received a wedding invitation for a special niece, so...the colors were perfect for them so I got busy! SO glad I had most of the blocks done, and didn't have enough of the background fabric, but got lucky and found a near-full bolt at Joann's, so bought it all and glad I did. I used just about every last drop of it! The quilt measures
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  7. Got Scraps

    by , 09-10-2013 at 05:03 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Froggiey View Post
    My sister spent most of the week with me and this is what we made. We ended up making five table runners. These are quilt as you go. Web site is quiltershaven.net. Called Got Scraps. Makes a pretty quilt. Especially a baby quilt. But...I am going to use just 2 colors next time. Anyway, far from perfect, but we made memories. Made one for my sister, myself,my daughter, my niece, and our sister who lives in NM. Thanks for looking.
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  8. Long Arm Question

    by , 09-07-2013 at 12:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by CarolynMT View Post
    Ok, Lately I have been doing something when I load my quilts that is different.....cant figure it out. I float my tops (tried putting one on the rollers and it got all wonky) Anyhow, I baste the quilt down on the sides each time I advance. But lately when I get to the bottom, it is all wavey, like 2-3inches worth of waves.

    I know the top is squared, somehow in the process of basting it, I am either stretching it too much or letting it get "taken in" too much. I just cant
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  9. Look what I did all by myself

    by , 09-04-2013 at 12:43 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Misty's Mom View Post
    We had this shelving unit in the attic, so I commandeered it for my own. After getting it out of the attic, which was no small job. Thank goodness when I put it there, I had made it 2 pieces. So, I washed it down, rearranged the shelves to accommodate my brand new roll of warm and natural, used an old shower rod to hold the batting. Then hung it by the chains. My only cost was the 2 clips holding it to the upper shelf and the chain. All for less than $15.00. Pretty proud of myself, but tired. So
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  10. Happy Days Confetti Quilt

    by , 08-30-2013 at 03:53 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyL View Post
    I took a class from Augusta Cole last month at our Guild. This is the result.
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