Originally Posted by charismah
I was part of an IRR group last year...and so was MHolmes. He chose a 30's center and it worked out to be a queen size quilt. It's around a 100x100. HUGE!
I think it turned out lovely. I added the bow-tie border...that was so much fun!
I love this board because of the relationships I have formed. Michael and I have met in person several times even though we live thousands of miles apart. He and I are like long lost brother and sister...I even went on vacation with him (and
Good morning, I have been away for way too long. Its that working thing. I have question, can anyone give me some feed back on this EQ7 or any other software. My birthday is coming and my boys want to get this mom something. I was thinking I would love to have this software, but I keep reading how this software is not easy to use. I have only seen it at the quilt shop and not been able to play with it my self. My son thinks there should be a better and newer software- more user friendly.
Originally Posted by Suzette316
I achieve 'heavy', 'light', or 'medium' starch by making my own. To make a medium starch, dilute 1 teaspoon of corn starch in a tablespoon or two of cool water in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir well then add 1 cup cool water and stir well. Pour into a spritzer bottle and there you go! Two cups of medium starch.
For light starch, make it with less corn starch, for heavy starch, add up to a tablespoon.
Spray the front of your fabric and
Originally Posted by horsefeathers
I googled/ebayed/and amazoned for days to try to find some. I found an old qb thread but still did not find what I needed. My Dad is 82 years old and I want to make him a quilt for Christmas. He drives a blue and gray Ford Tractor. He started our family farm in 1964 and loves the farm so much that the 'farm' theme is the only way for me to go with this quilt. ANYbody out there got any fabric with the blue/gray or white Ford Tractor????
Hi I'm new to this, was wondering if anyone can give advice on setting the tension on my Tin Lizzie and how do I stop the needle punching small dots of wadding to the back when quilting?
Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
Someone requested a tut on this so here goes!
Another type of a zigzag quilt pattern is this one I just call Wonky Geese. It also has a chevron look to it vertically (seen from a distance) and I just loved making it! It was so much fun to do. Nothing needs to match up except of course the seams where blocks join. The only goal in this quilt was to make red and pink my dominant colors, but I really paid no attention to colors other than that. The scraps will make their own magic as they
Originally Posted by BusyLizzie
Hi, I was wondering how do you put a personal label on a quilt when you don't have an embroidery sewing machine. I made quilts for my two young granddaughter 13 & 16 to be given to them when they marry. I asked my sewing machine dealer and she suggested I get a pigment pen and write the message on it, what do you think? Thanks ladies, for any help or suggestions.
Originally Posted by Misty's Mom
We had this shelving unit in the attic, so I commandeered it for my own. After getting it out of the attic, which was no small job. Thank goodness when I put it there, I had made it 2 pieces. So, I washed it down, rearranged the shelves to accommodate my brand new roll of warm and natural, used an old shower rod to hold the batting. Then hung it by the chains. My only cost was the 2 clips holding it to the upper shelf and the chain. All for less than $15.00. Pretty proud of myself, but tired. So
Originally Posted by sewmom
all of the quilts were UFOs from last year or the year before. i am so glad to get them finished. the Christmas place mats I made last fall and wasn't sure how to quilt them. the blue/green ones I made from leftover blocks