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  1. Bridal Table Runner

    by , 05-13-2013 at 06:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by schwanton View Post
    My daughter's best friend is getting married. I wanted to do something special for her bridal shower. I made a double wedding ring table runner (25x48) for her using Eleanor Burns' method. I like the way it turned out, the bride-to-be loves it! The label is camouflaged in the flowers on the back so it can be reversible.

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  2. 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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  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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Two Strata Stars finished

    by , 05-03-2013 at 12:04 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by PghPat View Post
    These Strata Stars certainly are addictive. I'd love to make more but where do I put/use them. I've used one as a table topper and one as a wall hanging. I guess I could make some as gifts but I don'tve much family to sew for.

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  9. calculate size for on point setting and corner triangles

    by , 05-01-2013 at 03:44 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim View Post
    This is an excellent link for how to calculate setting and corner triangles for on point quilt blocks. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180358.asp
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  10. Single Star Quilt

    by , 04-29-2013 at 06:16 AM
    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

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