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Originally Posted by ArlaJo
I need to replace my rotary blades so I decided to try Harbor Freight. I have read about the rotary blades people find there. The clerk thought I had lost my mind and had no idea what I was talking about so I decided to go to their online store. Then I had no idea what packaging I was looking for. Can someone post me a picture? Or tell me what they call their blades?
Also Please, how do I search for something on the site? I am sure the info is here some place I just
Originally Posted by Krystyna
Working my way through a pile of UFO's. This one was made with a Benartex charm pack that was gifted to me by a QB member and paired with unbleached muslin. i thought the camel colored border gave the eye a place to focus and defined the space. I really like the quilting on this one. What do you think?
Originally Posted by knabino
*Please move this thread if not in the right place*
I am getting my stuff together to start a Dear Jane quilt. Originally started one years ago, then moved a number of times and can not locate what I started. Got a new book and the software, got a few FQs in my chosen colors (blues & yellows) and a few yards to get me started in my selected background color (various WoW).
My question is - I plan on PP as many of the blocks as I can. If I were to cut my FQs into
Originally Posted by feline fanatic
When I received this CS quilt done in all solids I practically started salivating like Pavlov's dog!
Because quilting shows on solids like all get out and I love that. To get ideas for the quilting I searched images on the web to see how other LA quilters had treated and found a drop dead gorgeous one quilted by Bethanne Nemesh of White Arbor Quilting in Pennsylvania http://www.whitearborquilting.com/ visit her gallery to see the quilt that inspired me. It is a blue and white CS.
Originally Posted by pollyjvan9
I have been reorganizing my quilting and sewing supplies and let me tell you, this is harder and more time consuming than moving. 1. empty room 2. paint room 3. build shelves, etc. 4. hang batting 5. empty closet 6. start moving fabric ... 1 re-sort and refold fabric 2. cull fabrics and donate ... 1. start moving fabric again 2. decide how to sort 3. spend hours (days) moving fabric. Of course, I also had to empty two closets in the den so that I could move the stuff out of the sewing room closet,
Originally Posted by koko
I love the quilts with HST's but mine never seem to come out exact - is there a foolproof way of getting them accurate without too much extra effort?
Originally Posted by Puttergeo
I have finally figured out how to paper piece, and did a few blocks that came out pretty well. However, I seem to waste quite a bit of fabric, because if I don't cut each piece bigger than it needs to be I end up with edges not covering. Do you have hints on how to limit the waste or is this just one of the things you accept about this? Any other advice about paper piecing welcome!
Originally Posted by Daffy Daphne
Use a piece of pre-quilted fabric (bought or make your own), so that the part of the sleeve caught in the hoop is approximately the same thickness as your projects.
To make a pattern, trace the outside of the inner hoop on a piece of paper, approximately 1/3 the way around. Draw a straight line from one edge of the curve to the other. Add 1/4" to the curved edge. Cut two pieces of pre-quilted fabric by this pattern.
Measure the depth of the hoop (usually around
Originally Posted by joyce888
I've got 12 1/2" unfinished blocks that I'm setting on point, then want to add the triangles to make them square. To avoid having bias edges on the corners, would I cut them at 12 1/2" with one diagonal cut?