Originally Posted by JLD
This quilt is three generations of work. My Mother in Laws mom made the dresden plate and handed to my mom in law who appliqued the plate down with the zigzag. I have reinforced her zigzag and put the rest of the quilt together and long arm quilted it on my Gammill. I was so tickled with how it turned out and the red is just stunning on it. Not one of my favorite colors but it worked so well for this quilt. The long arm was done with ruler work and I used the tutorial that greenfairy quilts posted
Hello everyone, Im new to this whole quilting world.... but I am really interested in learning how to free style quilt. I have tried it and I am horrible... but I have a few questions... When I am quilting the stitches seem long and not that tight. I put it on the shortest stitch length. I am going to watch a few tutorials but if anyone has any tips I would appreciate it!
Originally Posted by jcrow
I don't. If I go to a quilt shop and try and pick out fabric for a quilt that isn't a fabric collection, I make bad choices. I choose warm and cool colors that don't go together. I choose reds that are purplish and orangish. I choose greens that are bluish and yellowish. I can't seem to tell how wrong they are unless someone points it out to me and even then I don't see it.
I usually have to have the gal behind the counter help me pick out my fabric and lots of times I don't care
Originally Posted by Sassy08
I'm a brand new quilter. I read the QB every day and I'm learning so much from all of you who are willing to share from your experience. I've been reading over and over about starching. Do you use spray starch or liquid and what brand(s) do you recommend? Also, am I understanding correctly that it's a good idea to starch all fabric before cutting it as well as starch the backing before basting?
Thanks so much!
Hi everyone! sory i havent been on for awhile,iv been sewing my hnds away lol iv been working on a quilt for the summer camp for the children with cancer the quilt will be raffeled off to rais money for them,pitures soon to come..hope all is well
Originally Posted by coboring
Hey everyone. I'm from south central VA, Boydton to be exact where I have a small but cute quilt shop. I taught children in school for 20+ years but as the passion for teaching died it grew in color, quilting and design. So, here I am a 54 year old just starting a new business. I have somehow managed to survive the learning curve with a penny in the bank and a smile on my face.
Originally Posted by ralphu
This quilt use Deb Tucker's Rapid fire LeMoyne star template. The pattern was in Fons & Portes's Sept/Oct 2012. Pattern name is Links.
I enjoy making the star with the template!
Made this quilt at a quilt retreat . Great place for a quilt retreat is at Pieceful Haven in Crestwood Ky.
is there another way to square up a block? I don't have a sq ruler over 15" but my blocks are all over 16"+ I'd like to try to square these up.
I am making my first attempt at a purse for my daughter's Mother's day gift. Didn't use a pattern, has a zippered pocket and one open pocket inside the lining. Anyone have any advice for putting on the top zipper and attaching the lining. No sure how to go about it, I have the zipper sewn into the top, do I sew the ends up on the zipper piece first?? Then attached to top of purse?
have just completed my first ever quilt and am pretty chuffed. Can anyone tell if you are supposed to wash a newly made quilt if you have used fusible wadding to get rid of the sticky stuff?