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  1. Creases/folds in back of quilt

    by , 09-15-2014 at 02:10 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    A few things you can check for next time.

    (1) Make sure your backing starts out square in the frame. You can roll the backing onto the takeup roll and then back again as extra insurance that it is on straight. I always do this.

    (2) I use a misting of spray starch as I roll the backing onto the takeup roller (before adding batting). Learned this trick from watching Sharon Schamber on Youtube.

    (3) How did you attach the bungees on the sides? It
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  2. Quilted Potholders

    by , 09-09-2014 at 09:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by AngeliaNR View Post
    Made some more quilted potholders for gifts--people seem to like them!

    10.5" diameter

    Layers: Outside fabric, flannel, Insulbrite, flannel, outside fabric
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  3. Does Anyone Remember This Quilt?

    by , 07-02-2014 at 02:44 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by onaemtnest View Post
    Someone here posted their lovely quilt and I failed to mark the thread apparently as I cannot find the original thread. The poster gave general directions on how to replicate her quilt. I would really like to make a quick quilt, as I've been working on a complicated quilt and I need something less so.
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  4. Embroidery machine quilt backs

    by , 06-11-2014 at 03:17 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by romille View Post
    I am exploring the possibilities of quilting ITH, but am skeptical of the quilt backs. What are your techniques? It looks like you hoop the back, batting, and front, then use the embroidery machine to appliqué and quilt... which leaves an ugly backing. And then it seems the blocks are joined with sashing, which I am not overly fond of. Are there any methods that result in a nice looking quilt back?
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  5. All 23 EQ PDF Lessons by Rhonda

    by , 05-16-2014 at 12:56 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    I was asked if I had all the EQ lessons posted in PDF form. I thought I had but couldn't find anything but a partial list.

    So here are all 23 PDFs for my EQ lessons
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  6. Your favorite online quilt shop?

    by , 05-15-2014 at 12:34 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mommysewist View Post
    New mom here and it sure is difficult to go shopping! I live an hour away from Fabric Depot so I can't imagine I'll get to go leisurely browsing through the aisles like I used too. That leads me to online fabric shopping. I've mostly bought quilting cotton from fatquartershop.com, man it's expensive though! In a recent post I made some of you brought up Missouri Star Quilt Co. I just made my first order, I didn't know they had $5 shipping! The ridiculous shipping charges is what frustrates me more
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  7. Hexie templates

    by , 05-14-2014 at 03:26 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
    I have bunches of 2 1/2 inch squares already cut from past quilts. Was thinking along the lines of a postage stamp quilt. But now thinking Grandmas Garden. BUT what size hexies could I make with pre-cut 2.5 inch squares? My mind won't grab the math. I know you have to measure the biggest part of the hexie but................................
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  8. Diagonal D4P Lap

    by , 05-09-2014 at 01:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr View Post
    I just had to make a full size quilt of this pattern! This is a very versatile block and I love the diagonal aspect. Anita's Arrowhead block is made the same way only with a different center and I love that pattern!


    In putting this one together, I decided I wanted some light blocks in the center as a focal point and to sort of highlight the secondary patterns and then I just alternated diagonally the light rows with the dark rows. After that, the blocks' colors get to
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  9. Goodnight Irene, made from leftovers

    by , 04-28-2014 at 12:40 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by dhanke View Post
    I had a bunch of 2 inch squares leftover from the pieced border of my Be Attitudes quilt. I had read about a "Goodnight Irene" quilt along in November of last year, perfect to use up leftover squares.
    This pattern is also known as Arkansas Crossroads. It's very easy to put together and a great leader ender project.
    The first two pics are Goodnight Irene, the last is Be Attitudes, from whence the leftover squares came. Please excuse the poor quality of the pics, I couldn't
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  10. Quilt Happy Sewing Room Wall-Hanging

    by , 04-28-2014 at 06:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by copycat View Post
    This is the first photo I have posted.(I hope)

    Our guild had a challenge. The dark blue civil war print was the challenge fabric. We had to choose a habitat we like. I chose my sewing room! Enjoy!
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