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  1. Easy but elegant suggestions for FAST KING quilt?

    by , 05-27-2015 at 01:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mea12 View Post
    I'm wanting to make a king-size quilt for our bed done in ivory/white/soft beiges or even just 2 colors is fine. i have a mix of fat-quarters in those shades. I don't mind SOME piecing but less is more when working w/ this much fabric. I know bc I made one a couple of years ago. Something chic/classy ...but fast and easy!! Thoughts?
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  2. Green batiks

    by , 04-25-2015 at 11:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by soozieQ View Post
    Made this March 2014 from a lot of green batiks I had been collecting.The pattern is Winter in the Pines by Cindi McCracken Designs I machine quilted with my Janome.
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  3. countertops; granite, quartz, etc.??????

    by , 04-01-2015 at 05:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sash View Post
    Wanting new countertops; should have done it right the first time about 15 years ago, but didn't. I still like my back splash and just want new countertops and island countertop. What do yiou feel is the best material for this? Thanks for suggestions/responses.
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  4. My 3rd quilt for my daughters couch

    by , 03-24-2015 at 12:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by piker6ca View Post
    Thought I,d post my 3rd quilt for my daughter.
    I seem to be stuck in the earth tones.
    And have told my self I,ll go with some bright colours .
    But now I start another quilt and guess what it,s earth tones again .
    My wife just says i,m one with the earth lol
    But I have to say i,m liking that it is going together nicer.
    Thanks to every one on here that has helped me with my endless questions .

    Have a good day every one.
    Tom From Canada
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  5. The Quilt Show web TV is free this weekend

    by , 03-20-2015 at 05:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    In honor of International Quilting Weekend, March 20-22, 2015, The Quilt Show (www.thequiltshow.com), the web TV show hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, will open all of its shows from the first nine series—shows 100-1513—for the entire weekend. I'm telling you today so that you can reserve time this weekend. Just got this email and wanted to share so all could watch
    Toni
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  6. Using dryer sheets. Some blocks

    by , 03-10-2015 at 07:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    I recently posted a question about using dryer sheets for making scrappy squares and got lots of answers, pro and con. I am posting a picture of what I have started and feel confident enough to continue. The blocks will be joined with a dark green sashing and scrappy cornerstones. Each block squared at6 inches. Enjoy looking.

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  7. different people different taste

    by , 03-08-2015 at 06:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by helou View Post
    Isn't it true. Some quilts that we really do not like but finish anyway, will find a home and make people happy!
    I have only made 5 (reversed) quilts since I learned how to quilt, 9 years ago. I had no intention of making quilts either for sale or to give: i just wanted to learn...

    I now have 2 bed size reverse quilts and a reverse laptop quilt that I am keeping but I keep making another quilt and another quilt etc... you know how it all starts don't you?

    I played
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  8. Scrappy Smokey Mountain Stars - Bonnie Hunter Pattern

    by , 03-05-2015 at 02:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by SewCraftyGirl View Post
    This is a scrappy Smokey Mountain Stars quilt (Bonnie Hunter's pattern). I used so many ideas/techniques I learned on this site to make the quilt top. I used men's shirts I got from the local Good Will (16 different shirts). And, I starched the fabric like crazy, which really helped me with more consistent 1/2" seams, because the fabric held its shape better. Lastly, I ironed the seams in opposite directions so I could nest the seams. It worked so well!

    (The quilt is not lopsided
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  9. What is your most impressive but simplest quilt?

    by , 02-26-2015 at 12:33 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by memepat View Post
    I'm looking for a quilt pattern for a wedding gift in May. This is our busy time of the year so it needs to be one I can do quickly. The colors I'm planning on using are kakahi, navy, and burgundy. I want this quilt to look like I spent forever making. Lol Is this too much to ask? HELP!!!! Thanks
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  10. Christmas table runner

    by , 02-23-2015 at 08:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by CanoePam View Post
    I was working on a Christmas quilt and miscue a few dozen half square triangles . After buying some more fabric, I put the miscut pieces aside while I continued with the quilt (which still isn't done BTW). I finally decided to make a table runner with them, and here is the result. I did limited quilting, just some stitch in the ditch for the colored triangles using red SoFine thread with silver metallic Yenmet thread in thenhalf-circles and the piano key border. Too bad the pictures don't show
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