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  1. Quilt shops in MI?

    by , 07-18-2013 at 03:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by skothing View Post
    I will be going to Michigan first week in Aug. I will be going to Detroit ,then to Fankenmuth . Any suggestions on quilt shops? Thanks for your help.
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  2. interesting corner

    by , 07-11-2013 at 03:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by RugosaB View Post
    I was just clicking around and found this, with what I thought was a VERY interesting corner. I can usually make anything quilty that I see a pic of, so in case there is anybody else here who can do the same(and wants to), here it is. For all I know, the person who had this on her site may actually be a member here. If so, GOOD JOB!
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  3. Weekend Project - Embroidered Scripture Quilt

    by , 07-09-2013 at 12:34 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    This was a fast weekend project a very ill QB friend. The idea was to "cover her with prayer". Each block is embroidered with a different inspirational quote from Scripture. It was put together very simply with stitch in the ditch and at the last minute I decided to add some lace hem tape to break up the white. In the interest of speed, the binding was a fold-over of the backing. I am hoping that one day I'll have time to make a much larger one as a raffle item for my church - perhaps
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  4. Harbor Frieght

    by , 07-06-2013 at 02:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ArlaJo View Post
    I need to replace my rotary blades so I decided to try Harbor Freight. I have read about the rotary blades people find there. The clerk thought I had lost my mind and had no idea what I was talking about so I decided to go to their online store. Then I had no idea what packaging I was looking for. Can someone post me a picture? Or tell me what they call their blades?

    Also Please, how do I search for something on the site? I am sure the info is here some place I just
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  5. One UFO Done - A Whole Bunch More to Go!

    by , 07-04-2013 at 07:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Working my way through a pile of UFO's. This one was made with a Benartex charm pack that was gifted to me by a QB member and paired with unbleached muslin. i thought the camel colored border gave the eye a place to focus and defined the space. I really like the quilting on this one. What do you think?

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  6. Prepping to Explore Dear Jane

    by , 06-13-2013 at 12:04 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by knabino View Post
    *Please move this thread if not in the right place*

    I am getting my stuff together to start a Dear Jane quilt. Originally started one years ago, then moved a number of times and can not locate what I started. Got a new book and the software, got a few FQs in my chosen colors (blues & yellows) and a few yards to get me started in my selected background color (various WoW).

    My question is - I plan on PP as many of the blocks as I can. If I were to cut my FQs into
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  7. Carpenter's Star Wallhanging quilted by feline fanatic

    by , 06-08-2013 at 08:43 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    When I received this CS quilt done in all solids I practically started salivating like Pavlov's dog!
    Because quilting shows on solids like all get out and I love that. To get ideas for the quilting I searched images on the web to see how other LA quilters had treated and found a drop dead gorgeous one quilted by Bethanne Nemesh of White Arbor Quilting in Pennsylvania http://www.whitearborquilting.com/ visit her gallery to see the quilt that inspired me. It is a blue and white CS.
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  8. Hanging Batting - How my son did it.

    by , 06-02-2013 at 03:53 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    I have been reorganizing my quilting and sewing supplies and let me tell you, this is harder and more time consuming than moving. 1. empty room 2. paint room 3. build shelves, etc. 4. hang batting 5. empty closet 6. start moving fabric ... 1 re-sort and refold fabric 2. cull fabrics and donate ... 1. start moving fabric again 2. decide how to sort 3. spend hours (days) moving fabric. Of course, I also had to empty two closets in the den so that I could move the stuff out of the sewing room closet,
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  9. Is there an easy peasy way to make foolproof HST's?

    by , 06-02-2013 at 03:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by koko View Post
    I love the quilts with HST's but mine never seem to come out exact - is there a foolproof way of getting them accurate without too much extra effort?
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  10. Paper piecing question - fabric waster?

    by , 05-29-2013 at 03:57 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Puttergeo View Post
    I have finally figured out how to paper piece, and did a few blocks that came out pretty well. However, I seem to waste quite a bit of fabric, because if I don't cut each piece bigger than it needs to be I end up with edges not covering. Do you have hints on how to limit the waste or is this just one of the things you accept about this? Any other advice about paper piecing welcome!
    Thanks.
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