My girlfriend and I are making our 1st trip to Houston-We live in a little town in Nevada and are not avid travelers. We don't know where would be a good place to stay. We would like to spend about 3 days at the quilt show (we were told it would take that long), then travel with a rental car out and about to lots of quilt shops. Our trip is planned for about 7 days total, 2 of which are for travel. We are looking for a reasonable priced hotel even if we have to drive 20 min or so to the show.
Three years and the never ending King size Cathedral Window Quilt is still in progress. I have been thinking as I go. Question.... I have never done a label so was wondering what to use? Something that would be permanent and not run. I am wanting to write on the fabric itself instead of attaching a separate label. I see all of these that can be printed on your printer but wouldn't the ink run and/or wash out? I am thinking my logo plus pertinent info. Any advice would be tremendously appreciated!
This is my dye cottage, with cobbled walk way and patio that wraps around the front. Mint in barrels smell so nice, lavender in barrel to the side.
Originally Posted by djg
I am going to try to hand quilt a quilt I just finished. I have some of the blocks just plain white and I would like to hand quilt a design in the center of these plain squares. when I hand quilt the design is it okay of the stitches go through all layers and show up on the backing material? Just where do you suggest I go for some help ? Thank you for any help anyone can give me.
Originally Posted by loisf
Here is a photo of the quilt that inspired my quilt. It's easier to see the pattern on this photo. I cut 8.5" squares of the Marimekko scraps and two white pieces (3.5"x 8.5" and 3.5"x 11.5") for each block. The blocks finished at 11" square when the quilt was assembled. Then you just rotate them to get the desired effect. The borders were also 3.5" wide. The king size quilt was 106" x 117", 9 blocks by 10 blocks. Thanks for your kind comments.
Originally Posted by Rosyhf
I was searching Pinterest looking for ideas on another scrap quilt, I have just finished the Labyrinth Walk and wanted something mindless.
I found this quilt called Picket Fence by Elsie Campbell, she also has a book with that quilt in it. These are 60 degree diamonds. Well, I had just pulled out a ton of undesirable fabric out of my pin and have this huge bag of it, ready to donate.
I figured I would just use these to experiment instead of cutting my good fabric. I
Originally Posted by Cam Flower
I love using my Serger for quilting - especially with cheep fabrics that ravel and denim. I have made each of my 4 grandchildren and my children a blue jean quilt and used the serger on all of them so that they would not ravel apart like the ones my mother spent so much time making for all of us ( 7 children and grandchildren) and over the years they raveled and came apart and had to be constantly repaired. I also find the serger great for serging strips and squares, then cutting the strips into
I found some really cool fabric, patriotic, perfect for a man..
I was trying to find the post from a member looking for an idea to make her husband a quilt.
I am an early riser......usually up by 5AM. First thing I do is start the coffee. Then I feed the cat and let the dog out. I take my coffee in my sewing room and start sewing/cutting. Now I have to let the dog in. Pour myself another cup of coffee. Back to my sewing room. I let the dog out again, then start sewing/cutting. Yup, you guessed it.....I let the dog in again. And so the day goes.....sew, let the dog out, sew, let the dog in.