Originally Posted by Dina
I am sure you will have answers from folks here...not from me, unfortunately. I always have trouble selecting fabric and patterns. I suspect some sort of scrappy idea might work. Well, wait, here is an idea. Cut 2 1/2 inch strips the width of the fabric, sew 5 together, cut into squares (I think that would be ten inch squares), then alternate the directions of the stripes, putting sashing between them. I did this several times and liked the results. Let me see if I can find any pictures.
Originally Posted by lap quilter
Here's a great 2-fabric pattern: http://www.quilterscache.com/G/GardenMazeBlock.html
The site also has alternative ways to change up the look a bit and links to pictures of other quilts made with this pattern. Overall, a very elegant design...reminds me of stained glass! Too nice of a pattern to not share...enjoy!
Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane
Being in Canada sometimes is like being in a third world. I am having an unreal amount of trouble finding tri-flow products.
5 out of 6 bicycle shops I've been into carry "Finish Line" products instead of tri-flow, and claim they're better.
Each time, I've told them I'm looking for tri-flow specifically and didn't know if the FL products are SM friendly.
I finally found one shop that carries the oil, 2oz bottle
Originally Posted by lfstamper
Here's the quick quilt I made at retreat. This was a kit I bought in Paducah last year. Yeah one kit done! Pattern is called bricks and mortar and is very easy! Enjoy.
Originally Posted by Alabama-Quilter
This is from a pattern on "Quiltville"
Originally Posted by skacian
I finally finished this project. It took me close to ten months. It will be one of my entries for next summer's county fair.
Originally Posted by Riversong
I still love dresdens!
Originally Posted by kathyd
I'm getting ready to make a quilt with a lot of Batiks in it. I've never used Batiks before. Mostly I do reproduction fabrics, but this is one to be given to DSIL and my daughter picked the fabrics.
Is there anything special I need to know?
Do I need to pre-wash them first?
Do they ravel more than regular cottons?
If the picture attached these are the fabrics and the pattern is Summer Porch from Eleanor Burns.
Any hints you can give will be appreciated.
Originally Posted by bearisgray
The directions for both say to use HOT water (140 degrees F., 60 degrees C)
The instructions for Retayne suggest treating the fabric BEFORE cutting it.
Retayne - soak fabrics for 20 minutes in hot water, then rinse
Synthrapol - soak 10-12 minutes in hot water, then rinse.
As far as I can tell from that info, they are NOT interchangeable.
Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
Had the book for yrs and opened it once...Then I saw that my local QS was giving classes so that was much easier then trying to figure it out myself