I bought a used Gammill in mid-April--but April though mid-June were so busy with the school year ending and settling my Mom's estate, that my only quilting on it amounted to practice cloths. I retired in mid-June and 2 days later had knee arthroscopy--blah! Standing was tough. By mid-July I was "back in the game" and have done some charity tops and a couple of baby quilts. Put my first "real" bed size quilt on yesterday and started my custom quilting today. Dang--I wish
Originally Posted by CarolynMT
Ok, Lately I have been doing something when I load my quilts that is different.....cant figure it out. I float my tops (tried putting one on the rollers and it got all wonky) Anyhow, I baste the quilt down on the sides each time I advance. But lately when I get to the bottom, it is all wavey, like 2-3inches worth of waves.
I know the top is squared, somehow in the process of basting it, I am either stretching it too much or letting it get "taken in" too much. I just cant
I have over 600 quilting books. My best friend wants to make a quilt that we made together back in early 2000. Does anyone recognize this pattern? Thanks in advance for any help.
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