My Life as a Quilter

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  1. New Quilt Holder

    by , 06-07-2013 at 05:40 AM (My Life as a Quilter)
    Quote Originally Posted by eparys View Post
    So the DH has always been supportive of my hobbies. Recently he built a closet off my sewing room It is actually the "walkway" from our house (my sewing room) and the second story of his garage. We never use it to get into that space so he suggested a big closet. It has sloping ceilings on both sides. I wanted a space to hang tops when they were in the queue to be quilted. I had come up with a design but was not convinced it would work. So DH come up with this idea - I started with only
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  2. Daisy Raffle Quilt

    by , 04-30-2013 at 05:23 AM (My Life as a Quilter)
    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    This is the quilt my club will be raffling at our show and tell in July. I saw a picture of this quilt somewhere and drew up my version and made one for myself some time ago and when my club was looking for a raffle quilt I thought this would make an easy one to accomplish in a short time frame.

    Three of us had a sewing day appliqueing all the blocks then I put it together and quilted it on my Pfaff Expressions 3.0. All the main fabrics are batiks.
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  3. Fast, easy, and accurate Flying Geese from squares

    by , 11-16-2012 at 01:01 PM (My Life as a Quilter)
    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    Crazy person that I am, I took the day on Tuesday to make 336 Flying Geese rectangles. This is how....

    So many of you have asked for this. I will share the method I use again. I have copied and edited my very first post on this board - so I didn't have to write it all out again. This time I will include some pictures as most of us are visual people. It can't just be me who knows how to make these simple and accurate flying geese. I read instructions for cutting off corners, or
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  4. Quicker? half square triangles

    by , 04-09-2012 at 12:50 PM (My Life as a Quilter)
    The formula for this method: (Finished size of HST x 2) + 2 (1 7/8 if you're perfect). For instance, for 2" hst cut (2 x 2)+2 =6" squares of both fabrics right sides facing. Draw lines as Suzy says, connecting sided at center marks, then draw diagonals from top to bottom, both corners making a big X. Sew 1/4 on each side of diagonals ONLY, not the cross connecting the side centers, CUT along ALL lines(center and diagonal. Makes 8 , trim to unfinished 2 1/2"[/QUOTE]
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  5. Quicker? half square triangles

    by , 04-09-2012 at 12:48 PM (My Life as a Quilter)
    I've also used this method ... because I'm lazy and it makes several at once and no stitching on bias ... hope this makes sense ... if the square in your picture is say 2 1/2", cut 2 5" blocks (1 of each fabric) and on one piece (I do it on the lighter fabric) mark the centers on all sides and draw lines on center top to center bottom and center side to center side (your block now has 4 sections) then draw a line diagonal from the the center mark on top/bottom to the center mark on the ...
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