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  1. Hexi flower Twin size quilt

    by , 12-05-2013 at 03:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by patti p View Post
    I made this cute Hexi quilt and quilted it on my new machine, still praticing how to use this machine. but i think it turned out pretty good, and entered it into the MSQC Iron quilter challange, i am so happy to be able to have enter into a contest my very first! i have been sewing and making quilts for about 2 years so i have not done anything difficult or detailed yet just nice simple designs and quilts.
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  2. Small quilted items

    by , 12-05-2013 at 06:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tapper View Post
    I have plans to make some small quilted items, starting in January, 2014. I am hoping to sell some of them at our spring flea markets. I would appreciate your help with suggestions and tips. I do have some ideas but can use more. Mostly, I want to do things that are quick and easy and that will be popular....not trying to make big bucks...just doing it as an experiment and for the experience.
    Thanks for your help.
  3. Hand Sewing Binding in Batik Fabric

    by , 12-04-2013 at 04:11 PM
    I am just finishing my first batik quilt. I sat down to hand sew the binding to the back but oh my goodness, this will take me years at this rate! I can barely even get my needle through the fabric! I sewed a couple of inches fighting the fabric all the way and gave up. Anyone have any suggestions as to needle size or thread, etc that would make this job any easier? It is starched fabric too by the way.

    thanks. Odeliasimone

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  4. Family gone and HOW many days left before Christmas????

    by , 12-01-2013 at 10:47 PM
    The dust has settled from all the travel and then company due to Thanksgiving. Was great seeing my sister's family and then having my own kids and families here over the weekend. But my husband and I are also relishing the quiet now. Plus I'm looking at the calendar and what the heck?? Is anyone else realizing that there are only about 3 weeks before Christmas? Think I'll make it ok---IF I can get the 2 customer crib quilts done by Thursday when I see their owner; can re-size a poorly put together ...
  5. Black and White

    by , 12-01-2013 at 12:10 PM
    My daughter has asked for a black and white quilt. Any suggestions???
  6. Need help with my Pfaff 18.8 longarm

    by , 12-01-2013 at 08:00 AM
    I have a Pfaff 18.8 longarm with Qbot which I have been using successfully for the past few years, it is the same as the Tin Lizzie 18LS and the Viking 18.8. I purchased this machine used and live 5 hours drive to the nearest Pfaff longarm dealer. There are also no Tin Lizzie dealers. My machine has an intermittent problem: the needle continues to go up and down when the " auto stitch" stops (the needle is also supposed to stop moving). It also does the same thing when I push " ...
  7. new to quilting...need help

    by , 11-30-2013 at 02:49 PM
    I started quilting 2 years ago and made simple block quilts. When I machine quilted I stitched in the ditch. This time I would like to try a stencil pattern on my quilt to give it a better pattern look.
    I do not own a long arm machine, all of my sewing is done on a Janome regular machine.

    Do you have suggestions of which stencil to buy that is easy for a beginner? Do many of you use the stencils? Any suggestions would be very welcome. If there are negatives to using stencils ...
  8. How was your holiday?

    by , 11-27-2013 at 04:41 PM
    Over the river and through the woods to nobody's house I go. My husband
    died 4 months ago, and all our family is in PA, and I am in AZ. There is no
    way I could back to PA at this time. I've decided the dog and I will share
    soup and a sandwich. I had a few invitations for dinner, but barely know
    these people and would feel very uncomfortable. All these people are
    long-arm customers of mine (ours). They all knew my husband because
    he always helped with ...
  9. think I'm a better quilter than pie maker!

    by , 11-26-2013 at 08:13 PM
    Absolutely no sewing today! And it's not like there isn't a Christmas project on the cutting table and a crib quilt on the long arm frame! Nope, this was rest day after a longgggg drive to Iowa City and back to pick up my 69 Buick yesterday and getting ready for Thanksgiving trip to sister's tomorrow. But I did take the time to visit with a couple of friends--a gentleman from my church living in assisted living, and a long arm friend of mine. Her long arm room was so well organized that I'm ...
  10. Towel aprons

    by , 11-26-2013 at 03:56 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady View Post
    When I was helping a friend sort through his late grandmother's things, we ran across an apron made in the 30s. The fraying end of a towel was cut off and the rest was used for the apron The quilted bib was from a print fabric. What a clever woman!! He gave me the apron and I copied it to make my own. So simple to make and I love having the towel so handy when I'm baking.
    Thanks for looking.
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