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Thread: From Don-isewman--???

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    Senior Member isewman's Avatar
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    From Don-isewman--???

    I'm asking for a little help. I need a quilt top FAST. The reason, I'm asking is at my Oct quilt meeting, were going to have some different demo's, from our group, going on. I was ask to do a demo, on my hand quilting, technique, I use. Me being a person, of not being very courages, I said yes. I thought, of using my GFgarden, quilt top. But, I may be thru with it, before Oct's meeting. I thought, of a quilt top, because, that is what I make most of the time. Not much on wall hanging's, unless it catches, my eyes. Don

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    why not use some cheater cloth or a panel that will give you plenty of room to showcase your quilting?
    We are here to learn how to live in heaven - I'm still learning.

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    Are you looking for a pattern or someone to make a quilt top?

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    Who said it had to be a full sized quilt? You could make a table topper or a small wall hanging. Heck, even hot pads. That way the other members of the guild would see a finished product that much sooner.
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    How about a pillow to go with your grandmother's flower garden quilt? Maybe you have some extra fabric or already cut hexagons.

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    That's what I thought of, and what I'd do.
    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    why not use some cheater cloth or a panel that will give you plenty of room to showcase your quilting?

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    Why not try your hand at a wholecloth? You could get it all marked out by then quite easily or you can purchase one of the pre-printed wholecloths found on line. Our member Holice has some and you can also find some at the Stencil Company:
    http://quiltingstencils.com/preprintedwholecloth.aspx

    they have mini ones and bed sizes here.

    As the demonstration is on your handquilting technique, I would think it most appropriate to showcase your handquilting skills instead of your piecing skills and nothing will do that better than a wholecloth. You can start working on the wholecloth prior to the demonstration so a large portion of it will be completed for showing participants as well as being able to demonstrate the technique itself in the unfinished portion.

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    How big does it have to be? I am not sure I have one, but I can look. This is for October's meeting??

    I understand your shyness. I have been asked by 2 guilds to teach and I just couldn't do it.
    Last edited by RedGarnet222; 05-15-2013 at 05:06 AM.
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    You can do it Don. I know you have many skills. I have seen them in the past. Whole cloth or cheater cloth would also be an idea. Good luck.

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    I don't think you even need to use a quilt or wallhanging. I think a plain fabric with a contrasting thread, while perhaps not what you might use in a real project, would accent the stitches you are demonstrating. The group could better see how your stitches are made and how they work together, rather than blend into a patterned background.

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