Jane Quilter

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  1. A Shout Out about my Pixilated Quilt

    by , 04-05-2017 at 03:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    This is my shout out the QuiltingBoard members for their wonderful influence on improving my quilting skills. Below you will see a picture of my Pixilated Quilt. So named because my 5 yr old DGD says that quilt looks like a MineCraft Sword! (because it looked pixilated...hence the name,,,)

    So a shout out and thanks to JennR8R for her tutorial on a scrappy log cabin pattern thread named, "Turning 2.5" Scraps into a Log Cabin Block" posted on 2/16/2016. I used her pattern
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  2. Quilted with Sashiko Machine

    by , 03-22-2017 at 04:02 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Suz View Post
    What thread is in the bobbin? Would you please show what the back side of the quilt looks like. Very interesting thread!!
    See the 3rd picture to see what the underside looks like. (I wish I had tightened the tension). The bobbin has the 30wt thread wound on it. There is no top thread. The needle mechanism pulls the bobbin thread up, a metal hook kicks the thread aside to skip a stitch, then lays one stitch down. It does not goes backward, it locks each stitch. It is indeed strange,
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  3. First Quilt

    by , 03-22-2017 at 03:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    My DGD, who will be 6 in May, and I spent the winter learning to sew straight seams on scraps, learning to iron (with those 4 inch irons). I got her a beginner sewing lesson book for Christmas and showed her how to hand stitch with a big needle and pearl cotton. So here is here first quilt...she picked the fabrics and sewed on turtle speed. My only contribution was folding the corners on the binding, and sitting by her reminding her to "put the foot down." And listing the steps of course.
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  4. Fancy Forest with Dinosaurs

    by , 03-01-2017 at 08:41 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    Sooooo many pieces, I think I sewed a puzzle, not a quilt. This quilt forced me to master the 1/4" seam. Pattern was by Elizabeth Hartman, and I will say, after 50 years of working with patterns and a lifetime of reading drafting and mechanical drawings (I'm an engineer).....this is the best, most well written instructions for a complex design in quilting I have ever seen and/or worked on. Not to mention, I had a lot of fun, and it improved my quilting skill set. I have always hand quilted
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  5. Using Small I Spys

    by , 03-01-2017 at 08:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    I found a really cute I Spy fabric. But the patches were too small to swap (less than 5"). So I used them in a disappearing nine patch custom to the patch size and it tuned out kinda cute. The back is a twin sheet set I found at a yard sale. It is for my first great niece......Gee, I'm getting old.....enjoy:



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  6. Multi-Generational Quilt

    by , 01-01-2017 at 09:22 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    When my daughter was 10, (she is now 27) she worked on a frog quilt where the frogs were synchronized swimming. She quilt working on it when she found out here fabrics/frogs did not have enough contrast. When I found the UFO when cleaning, she got all sentimental about the unfinished frog quilt of years ago.......
    So, for Christmas, I asked her daughter, age 5, would you like to help me sew this quilt for your baby sister (age 6 mo)? She said, "It would be an honor, Meme" (no kidding
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  7. I Made a Quilter's Tailor's Ham

    by , 12-17-2016 at 04:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    I Made this Quilter's Tailor ham as mentioned in another thread when discussing garment makers tailor's hams. I started a new thread because I thought others might not see it buried down in the answers.

    I got the Half Dowel Rod at the Lumber Store. I chose a 2 inch diameter rod and covered it with batting and heat resistant fabric that I use for hot pads. I made mine 60 inches long. I put my seams on it and iron on top of the curve to get a really flat seam like when you add a boarder
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  8. How to remove pencil marks from cotton quilts

    by , 08-12-2016 at 07:09 PM
    I love to mark my quilts with pencil marks. The lines are thin as thread which keeps my quilting accurate. Blue, or colored markers are often thicker and can wash into the batting. Pencil marks come out easily, even when I get a little heavy handed. I made a sample to show how I do it:

    Here are pencil marks on white cotton:


    I used less ...
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  9. Fixed It! (I'm so ashamed....but I need these fabrics)

    by , 07-30-2016 at 09:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    Fixed it!

    I took it apart and stretched out the gathers and hid the damaged fabric in the seams. I replaced the dark pink boarder with a similar fabric . (you can see the 3 inch piece if you look hard). All in all, I can live with the patch/repair. Thank all of you for looking for my fabric, and your support of my situation. It helps to have friends. I will take a picture of the entire quilt
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  10. I'm so ashamed....but I need these fabrics

    by , 07-30-2016 at 09:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    I'm so ashamed to tell this story......I gave this quilt to my daughter as a housewarming when she bought her first house in 2008. She didn't like the colors so instead of telling me, she put it in the basement where the mice began to eat it. The only reason I found out is because I found the binder of all the applique patterns I used when I made it when I was cleaning and organizing my sewing room and I put out an APB to the family as to where its location was and Hubby and other daughter claimed
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