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  1. State Fabric Plates

    by , 08-19-2016 at 02:25 PM
    Will try to keep this updated as I would love to get a State Fabric Plate from every state, the ones in red I already have

    1 Alabama
    2 Alaska
    3 Arizona
    4 Arkansas
    5 California
    6 Colorado
    7 Connecticut
    8 Delaware
    9 Florida
    10 Georgia
    11 Hawaii
    12 Idaho
    13 Illinois
    14 Indiana
    15 Iowa
    18 Louisiana
    19 Maine
    20 Maryland
  2. Morroccan Tablerunner

    by , 08-16-2016 at 06:18 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    this is a design I just completed as a tablerunner pattern.

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  3. My first quilt - need border help

    by , 08-16-2016 at 03:14 PM
    Hello, I have been looking for somewhere to get quilting advice and this looks like a great place! I am also looking to join a local quilting club, but for now, here goes. This is my first full sized quilt and I plan on machine quilting. My challenge is the border. I need to be about 10 inches longer all the way around to fit my extra deep queen sized mattress. I purchased some dark blue fabric which matches the background of the print, but it is just not doing it for me. I have been searching ...
  4. Can anyone help?

    by , 08-16-2016 at 07:30 AM
    I'm using these colors and I have the squares sized at 4.5 inches. Can anyone give me any ideas on a quilt pattern using these colors and designs?
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  5. How to remove pencil marks from cotton quilts

    by , 08-12-2016 at 07:09 PM
    I love to mark my quilts with pencil marks. The lines are thin as thread which keeps my quilting accurate. Blue, or colored markers are often thicker and can wash into the batting. Pencil marks come out easily, even when I get a little heavy handed. I made a sample to show how I do it:

    Here are pencil marks on white cotton:

    I used less ...
  6. 1887 Standard Treadle Sewing Machine

    by , 08-08-2016 at 11:47 AM

    I just purchase a 1887 Standard Treadle Sewing Machine. I found a manual on this site and printed it. I am now wondering how I can get parts such as belts,
    bobbins, needles etc. I would like to having up and working so I can share the excitement with my 12-14 year old sewing students. Please advise me as to where I
    the parts I need to get this machine up and running.

    Thank you,
    Linda Cirilli
    Family Consumer Science Teacher
    Rhinelander, ...
  7. Can anyone Help me

    by , 08-05-2016 at 08:34 AM
    I wish I could get my back my mojo. I have not quilted in almost a year my husband has Alzheimer's and takes so much of my time and very happy that I can be there for him. I can no longer work as he needs care and even to have a few minutes to quilt would be a welcome blessing. When I do I am just to tired or not interested. Can any of you ladies relate and give me pointers on how to get back to the one thing that gives me solace.
  8. Fixed It! (I'm so ashamed....but I need these fabrics)

    by , 07-30-2016 at 09:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    Fixed it!

    I took it apart and stretched out the gathers and hid the damaged fabric in the seams. I replaced the dark pink boarder with a similar fabric . (you can see the 3 inch piece if you look hard). All in all, I can live with the patch/repair. Thank all of you for looking for my fabric, and your support of my situation. It helps to have friends. I will take a picture of the entire quilt
  9. I'm so ashamed....but I need these fabrics

    by , 07-30-2016 at 09:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    I'm so ashamed to tell this story......I gave this quilt to my daughter as a housewarming when she bought her first house in 2008. She didn't like the colors so instead of telling me, she put it in the basement where the mice began to eat it. The only reason I found out is because I found the binder of all the applique patterns I used when I made it when I was cleaning and organizing my sewing room and I put out an APB to the family as to where its location was and Hubby and other daughter claimed
  10. Dresden Dahlia

    by , 07-30-2016 at 04:00 PM
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