1. Hunter's Star

    by , 07-30-2014 at 08:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by roolen View Post
    I will tell how I sewed blocks for that quilt - http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-50511-1.htm

    My English is not too good but I will try .

    I did not use special rulers for this block. I had only a triangular ruler and usual square ruler at my order.
    I didi it anyway.

    However, my pictures are detailed so I hope you will understand all only on photos.

    All strips on pictures have width 1 1/2 inches, the size of squares is 4 inches.
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  2. Quick Machine Binding with Flange

    by , 07-26-2014 at 04:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    A lady came in and taught this to use a few months back at a long arm quilters meeting and I thought I would share. I am one of those people who do hand binding but when you are in a hurry and you need binding done fast..this is the way!

    You will need two different colors for the binding strips
    You cut the outer edge 1 3/8 you cut the flange peice 1 5/8 (inches)

    Then sew them just like you would normal binding in one long strip ( short side ...to short side right

    Updated 07-28-2014 at 01:27 AM by QuiltnNan

  3. Hexie Chart... Very Handy!!!

    by , 07-22-2014 at 02:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post

    This chart gives the hex size on the edge along with the overall width and height. It also tells what size strip to cut and how many hexes you can get out of fat quarter, yardage, etc.
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  4. Saving pictures that you see

    by , 07-20-2014 at 05:40 AM
    I keep a folder on my hard drive called Quilt Ideas. It is in my Pictures section. If I see something Online, I take a Print Screen of it and paste it into my MS Paint program. I crop the picture to the pertinent facts and then save it by naming it by the date [ today is 20140720], then the source of the picture. That way, I always know where it came from and can give credit where credit is due. I can always find it again to post a link on the QB if I wish to share it in the future. For instance, ...
  5. Pricing and Selling your work

  6. Tips on how to repair a quilt

    by , 03-26-2014 at 03:05 AM
    24 Blocks has a link to Quilting Board's Articles

    Here is our article
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  7. It's a washout"

    by , 02-07-2014 at 04:53 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by SlightlyOffQuilter View Post
    Honestly, I have yet to find ANY fabrics that will hold a photo unless I print them on my Grandmothers Epson printer. If I print it on my HP, NOTHING but black stays. This is because Epson inks are pigment ink ( permanent ) and HP inks are dye based ( water soluble ) . HP does make Vivera Pigment Ink. Make sure to check your ink to be sure it says PIGMENT and not DYE. A quick tell is if your printer uses 1 black cartridge and 1 tri-color cartridge your printer does not support pigment cartridges.
  8. Sharing Templates for Quilting One Block Wonder Quilts

    by , 12-29-2013 at 03:43 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble View Post
    Apparently I'm not alone in feeling uncertain about how to quilt a One Block Wonder. I'm in the midst of sewing my second one and just love the serendipity and forgiving nature of this style of quilting. The arrangement of the hexagons makes quilting it a puzzler. My first OBW went un-quilted. Inexperienced as i am, I chose to make it with a lovely Ralph Lauren Lakota Paisley, in a suede like fabric, and although it turned out beautiful, the thought of trying to quilt through all that thickness
  9. Going to my first retreat next weekend - Please help me plan a packing list.....

    by , 10-26-2013 at 02:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    And be sure to put your name on EVERYTHING! I like to label the plug end of my power cables, this way if you need to unplug, you know you've got the right one!
  10. Going to my first retreat next weekend - Please help me plan a packing list.....

    by , 10-26-2013 at 02:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Here's my list just for starters:

    Retreat Needs!

    Bedding and pillow, and EAR PLUGS!!!
    Show and Tell, Name Tag, handwork, book, Masking Tape
    Toiletries, Tylenol, muscle relaxant,anti-histamine, vitamins, curling iron
    Towels & face cloths, clock, beanbag pillow, hairspray. Bathing suit & rubber flip flops
    PJ's or other comfy sewing attire, flip flops or slippers.
    Couple tops & pants or capris, rain jacket ?? sweatshirt
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