Originally Posted by meldmac
So I've given fmq a try and I can't seem to get it right at all. I even tried using a stencil and following the lines with my fmq foot and it went horribly. Just can't seem to get the hang of it. Only tried it for a short time , but I think I may stick to straight line quilting. Is it something that gets easier? Or is it one of those skills that you either have it or you don't?
Originally Posted by Girlfriend
Whenever I lay out a quilt, they all come running. What's up with this?
Just finished my Diamond quilt using Kaffe Fasset fabrics. Trying to decide what to use for backing. This is for our CA King. Yes, it's big! I love sewing diamonds!
Thanks for looking.
Originally Posted by norwalkgma
New to paper piecing and looking for advice on good source for patterns (preferably free). Have searched Google and no luck for entwined wedding rings - please help
Originally Posted by schwanton
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.
Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
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?
Originally Posted by Daisy spot
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
Originally Posted by JLD
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
Originally Posted by jcrow
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
Originally Posted by Sassy08
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!
Originally Posted by ralphu
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.