1. Single Star Quilt

    by , 05-30-2015 at 03:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Here are instructions to make a quilt with a single large star. The Star finishes at 48". Borders can be added to enlarge. The photo shows a quilt with 4" borders.

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    There are 2 star colors and one background.

    For a 48" star ONLY (no border or backing, but there will be enough for a scrappy binding):
    1 1/8 yard background
    3/4 yard star color A
    3/4 yard star color B

    From the background
  2. Super quick baby quilt top

    by , 05-30-2015 at 03:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    Here's a picture.
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  3. 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?
  4. 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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  5. 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.
  6. 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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  7. 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 (, 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
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. 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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