I am new to this board and recently became an empty nester. I want to get back into sewing with an emphasis on quilting and monogramming. Is there a REASONABLY priced sewing machine that is good for both??? What machines do you LOVE and why? Would you run into a burning house to save it???
Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz
Here is another star. Seems like a lot of you are doing them this year. I keep getting requests. This is the same star as yesterday. I put everything in one e mail so no one has to click to go to my Flickr album where I store the rest of all the information that you see attached here and below. There are a few notes on the foundation page about the number of blocks and the border sizes as shown.
I also included coloring sheets in case you want to do you own variation. Pattern makes
Originally Posted by Geri B
Are u cutting triangles for the edges....I prefer cutting a rectangle...say 3 x6 then two squares 3x3. Lay one square on top of rec at corner..sew diagonal from point of square to point, actually a thread to the outside edge...... Fold over, iron,cut the square tail, but leave the rec back ther...that is your true size..
I am looking for tote bag patterns using the Jelly Rolls. I have one at home that I love from Thimbleberries but does not help me here. If you have any and can share them I would appreciate it. I am making them for Pay it Forward Gifts.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Originally Posted by charsuewilson
I find muslin sheets to be too coarse to use in a quilt. I've used mostly percale sheets (210 thread count). The higher thread counts are not always accurate. There's some cheating used to claim the higher thread counts. I have used some claimed to be 300 count in quilts. As others have noted, it's getting harder to find 100% cotton sheets. It's also hard to find individual sheets sold separately.
I have bought sets of sheets and used the bottom ones for smaller quilts. Works for me
Some photos of the blocks I have received.
I've added the sashing. There actually is a split in the center so the (fake) tree trunk can go thru. I also realized I could use it on one of my tables, just put something over the split...
Phase 3 coming soon!
Does anyone have a knitting pattern for a mans stocking cap?
Originally Posted by maddyinoz14
my attempt at understanding the instructions for the disappearing pinwheel churn dash block.
DISAPPEARING PINWHEEL – CHURN DASH
FABRIC: two layer cakes. – one solid colour /one floral – contrasting colours SIZE: - 10 inch sq. - precut fabric
choose one solid and one floral -put them right sides together.
sew all the way around the outside edge 1/4 inch
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