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  1. getting stains out

    by , 05-06-2013 at 03:08 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Many members have asked what gets stains out of their quilts. This recipe is supposed to work better than Oxyclean:
    This is the ultimate stain remover that actually works on a seriously set in stain! Never buy oxyclean again!
    The mixture is
    1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent
    3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
    couple tablespoons of baking soda.
    Scrub on with a scrubbing brush

    Has anyone used it and been dissatisfied with the results?
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  2. What I worked on today

    by , 05-06-2013 at 12:44 PM
    Today I made my May block for the Monthly Quilting Bee.
    I chose an Ohio Star block, as my swap partner had no particular theme or color scheme. Hope she'll like it.
    I did a little piecing on a Bonnie Hunter quilt pattern that I started a few weeks ago.
    My roses have started blooming like crazy. Hope to take a picture to post this week.
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  3. Ooopsy daisy went pillow

    by , 05-06-2013 at 12:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy spot View Post
    The idea was a quilt.... But I wanted a nice mothersday gift for my mother-in-law,because all her good advisses and care

    so it became a pillow
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  4. Dresden Plate for my Mom in Law

    by , 05-06-2013 at 12:43 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by JLD View Post
    This quilt is three generations of work. My Mother in Laws mom made the dresden plate and handed to my mom in law who appliqued the plate down with the zigzag. I have reinforced her zigzag and put the rest of the quilt together and long arm quilted it on my Gammill. I was so tickled with how it turned out and the red is just stunning on it. Not one of my favorite colors but it worked so well for this quilt. The long arm was done with ruler work and I used the tutorial that greenfairy quilts posted
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  5. Free style quilting

    by , 05-06-2013 at 06:18 AM
    Hello everyone, Im new to this whole quilting world.... but I am really interested in learning how to free style quilt. I have tried it and I am horrible... but I have a few questions... When I am quilting the stitches seem long and not that tight. I put it on the shortest stitch length. I am going to watch a few tutorials but if anyone has any tips I would appreciate it!
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  6. Do you have an 'Eye for Color'?

    by , 05-06-2013 at 05:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I don't. If I go to a quilt shop and try and pick out fabric for a quilt that isn't a fabric collection, I make bad choices. I choose warm and cool colors that don't go together. I choose reds that are purplish and orangish. I choose greens that are bluish and yellowish. I can't seem to tell how wrong they are unless someone points it out to me and even then I don't see it.

    I usually have to have the gal behind the counter help me pick out my fabric and lots of times I don't care
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  7. What kind of starch do you use?

    by , 05-06-2013 at 05:23 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy08 View Post
    I'm a brand new quilter. I read the QB every day and I'm learning so much from all of you who are willing to share from your experience. I've been reading over and over about starching. Do you use spray starch or liquid and what brand(s) do you recommend? Also, am I understanding correctly that it's a good idea to starch all fabric before cutting it as well as starch the backing before basting?
    Thanks so much!

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  8. Its been awhile

    by , 05-06-2013 at 01:42 AM
    Hi everyone! sory i havent been on for awhile,iv been sewing my hnds away lol iv been working on a quilt for the summer camp for the children with cancer the quilt will be raffeled off to rais money for them,pitures soon to come..hope all is well
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  9. New Chicken in the Pen

    by , 05-05-2013 at 04:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by coboring View Post
    Hey everyone. I'm from south central VA, Boydton to be exact where I have a small but cute quilt shop. I taught children in school for 20+ years but as the passion for teaching died it grew in color, quilting and design. So, here I am a 54 year old just starting a new business. I have somehow managed to survive the learning curve with a penny in the bank and a smile on my face.
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  10. LeMoyne star Links

    by , 05-05-2013 at 04:29 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ralphu View Post
    This quilt use Deb Tucker's Rapid fire LeMoyne star template. The pattern was in Fons & Portes's Sept/Oct 2012. Pattern name is Links.
    I enjoy making the star with the template!
    Made this quilt at a quilt retreat . Great place for a quilt retreat is at Pieceful Haven in Crestwood Ky.
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