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  1. Patchwork circle at church

    by , 03-28-2015 at 07:03 AM
    Bonjour fellow quilters!
    My friend and I would like to start a patchwork circle for our church members, which isn't very commonplace here in France. Can anyone give suggestions or a personal experience? How are they organized? Are the blocks/panels inspired by a particular Bible passage discussed while sewing? Are the finished articles displayed in the church, given to charity, sold for offering? Merci!
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  2. An older Viking... Need help finding bobbin case and additional bobbins

    by , 03-27-2015 at 07:16 PM
    I'm looking for a bobbin case for this old Viking. I believe it to be an Eaton's (Canadian department store) machine. Does anyone have any information that can help me locate a bobbin case and extra bobbins? Here is a photo of his charming self and a photo from the original manual. The manual says he is a Viking series 825 and his serial number is 679-5115 C2 (the 2 is smaller and inside the C).

    Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

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    by , 03-27-2015 at 04:35 PM
    trying to upload pictures.
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  4. Wanted: Your rotary blade sharpening success stories ...

    by , 03-27-2015 at 09:34 AM (Insomnia is for the birds!)
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I agree with tessagin. I get my blades in bulk from ebay. Her current price is 100 45mm blades for $75. If you have a quilting buddy, you could split an order.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-45MM-ROT...#ht_588wt_1161
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  5. A different Bargelo

    by , 03-27-2015 at 06:40 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by hairquilt View Post
    Here's a better pic of the whole quilt-thanks for compliments!
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  6. How do you achieve that elegant, yet hand-crafted look?

    by , 03-27-2015 at 05:39 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
    I also have arthritis and was not able to hand quilt with the traditional method, because of the finger bending and wrist movement required. I was reading a discussion of hand quilting here on the quiltingboard, as I just couldn't give up the idea of hand quilting. Someone mentioned the Thimblelady method; her book is called 'Perfect Hand Quilting without Pain' by Liuxin Newman. The method is similar, but uses a thimble that fits down on the finger, and eliminates all of the hand stress associated
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  7. Looking for feedback.

    by , 03-26-2015 at 09:43 PM
    I am wondering if anyone finds this color combination something they would use in a quilt or...? I love it but am told I am crazy! Am I?Name:  IMG_5353.JPG
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  8. Looking for a block pattern

    by , 03-25-2015 at 06:52 PM
    I am looking for an applique block pattern named "Holland Bouquet" from some years back. It is a wooden shoe with the toe on the right side and four tulips with five leaves coming out of the shoe. The magazine page reads "original design by Sandra Pierson". We only have parts of the pattern. I would be very appreciative if someone can share the pattern with me. I am attaching a photo to help.
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  9. Cushion of our friend Elena

    by , 03-25-2015 at 02:22 AM
    Our friend Elena is a rookie in the patchwork world but here is her first work
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    You can see the details here
    http://bordadosdeayeryhoy.es/cojin-de-elena-garcia/
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  10. My 3rd quilt for my daughters couch

    by , 03-24-2015 at 12:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by piker6ca View Post
    Thought I,d post my 3rd quilt for my daughter.
    I seem to be stuck in the earth tones.
    And have told my self I,ll go with some bright colours .
    But now I start another quilt and guess what it,s earth tones again .
    My wife just says i,m one with the earth lol
    But I have to say i,m liking that it is going together nicer.
    Thanks to every one on here that has helped me with my endless questions .

    Have a good day every one.
    Tom From Canada
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