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  1. Tomara's Avatar
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    thank you Starshine, I have checked for quilt guilds none in this area that I could find, I still need to get to the hospitals and nursing homes to ask. but you did give me some more ideas thanks
  2. starshine's Avatar
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    Check with your local NICU dept. They would probably know if there are local groups or can advise you of what their need and requirements for items you make for them. Also check with the nursing homes in your area, and ask whatever VA office serves your area if they have any info about groups that make quilts, or lap quilts for them. Also check with your fire dept. Often the fire trucks might carry a blanket or two for use when folks are victims of home fires.

    And check to see if there is a quilt guild in your area as they often are involved with charity quilts for hospitals, childrens needs, shelter needs or hospice type facilities. You could also look online for such groups in your area or surrounding areas to find a group to join.
    Updated 06-27-2016 at 10:55 AM by starshine
  3. cookiemonster's Avatar
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    Seen this on Eleanor community pages. me from Manitoba
  4. Jane Quilter's Avatar
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    sorry, te right side of my picture got cut off
  5. Jane Quilter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhornkate
    How did you get it on nice and tight like that? Can you show the other side? I have one started but not sure how to finish it.
    I cut a 7" width of quilted ironing board cover fabric the length of the ham I am making and serged the two long sides. I wrapped the short side around the wood and hand whipped stitched it in place, tightly. Not fancy, but it works.



    notice the whip stitches:
  6. Jane Quilter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepita
    I didn't know that this is also called a tailors ham. I've looked for half rounds at the hardware store and haven't found them yet. Your 1/2 round at 2" is a much wider piece of wood than I have seen sold by teachers and Quilt festival.
    I got it at the local lumber yard store. (the ones before Lowes and home depot came to town). But Lowes and home depot should have it.....look in the base board / edging area. when you are making custom baseboards, you piece different edgings together to get different designs.
  7. a1craftera1's Avatar
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    OOPS..SHOULD Say manual nor manuel.
  8. Pepita's Avatar
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    I didn't know that this is also called a tailors ham. I've looked for half rounds at the hardware store and haven't found them yet. Your 1/2 round at 2" is a much wider piece of wood than I have seen sold by teachers and Quilt festival.
  9. Pepita's Avatar
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    Most LQS that I've been to don't rip. Ages ago that was the standard. Can you remember those machines the lady at the cutting table would run the edge of the fabric through so they could measure yardage? They would get to the yardage you wanted and then it would be punched, and have a nick in the fabric they would use to rip the fabric.

    I've found that ripping the fabric usually means you loose at least a 1/4 inch because the rip pulls the fabric and distorts it. In clothing construction with 5/8" seams this isn't a problem, but it is in quilting unless you don't mind loosing even more yardage.

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