Originally Posted by Riversong
I still love dresdens!
Originally Posted by kathyd
I'm getting ready to make a quilt with a lot of Batiks in it. I've never used Batiks before. Mostly I do reproduction fabrics, but this is one to be given to DSIL and my daughter picked the fabrics.
Is there anything special I need to know?
Do I need to pre-wash them first?
Do they ravel more than regular cottons?
If the picture attached these are the fabrics and the pattern is Summer Porch from Eleanor Burns.
Any hints you can give will be appreciated.
Originally Posted by bearisgray
The directions for both say to use HOT water (140 degrees F., 60 degrees C)
The instructions for Retayne suggest treating the fabric BEFORE cutting it.
Retayne - soak fabrics for 20 minutes in hot water, then rinse
Synthrapol - soak 10-12 minutes in hot water, then rinse.
As far as I can tell from that info, they are NOT interchangeable.
Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
Had the book for yrs and opened it once...Then I saw that my local QS was giving classes so that was much easier then trying to figure it out myself
Originally Posted by wolph33
a queen sized made from scraps of the last few tops.I had a fibro flare and a cold-spent 10 days in bed.then I spent 3 days with my sewing machine.feeling better-but not all the way back yet.fibro is a bear at times.
Originally Posted by JNCT14
You have GOT to try this block. It really does go together in 5 minutes - I timed it! This one is a baby quilt for my nephew. I hand stitched each of the white pinwheels to make the curved edge and I echo quilted the red/white pinwheels formed by the pattern on my mid arm machine. Suzanne's tute is excellent and easy to follow. There are several ways to put the blocks together if you don't like pinwheels.
Originally Posted by nannyrick.com
I would like to purchase some Kona white and would like to know what you
think is the best place to buy.I need quite a bit and would like to get a good
Thanks in advance.
Originally Posted by bverste
I have seen a ten minute block where there was a second color in the center, making the diamond look like piping, but I can't find it.
Originally Posted by nhweaver
I have just discovered that there is a whole world of quilting information boards out there. I just signed up for the HGTV one, are there any others that you cannot help yourself from visiting frequently. I love all the information here, and the sharing. I do not belong to a guild (the politics raise my blood pressure, and I quilt for fun not for the gossip and back stabing), so for me, you all are my guild friends.
Even blogs about quilting, which ones are the best?
Originally Posted by oma66
Not long ago I suggested that one of the board member use the Benartex DeNovo quilt design for her project. I used it for my fall quilt. I think it is lovely. The fabric is FALL SPECTACLAR by FABRI-QUILT, INC. I purchased it from my local quilt shop. The panel had 12 blocks fortunately as that is exactly what this pattern calls for - 12 9.5 inch blocks besides the other fabrics. The close-ups show the lovely fabrics better.
Do you like it?