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  1. Jelly Rolls Quilts

    by , 02-06-2013 at 08:36 AM
    So I am very new to quilting but not to sewing. I make baby blankets with batting, tie them and add binding. I would like to try a quilt but not sure where to start. I have read many of the posts and it seems that string quilts or jelly roll quilts are the way to start. So is it better to buy a jelly roll or buy fabric and cut your own strips? have no stash to start from.

    Thanks for the advice and help!
  2. Colorado Log Cabin

    by , 02-05-2013 at 04:30 AM
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    if this is the look you want
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    then this is the block
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  3. tin lizzie - skipping stitches

    by , 02-04-2013 at 08:50 PM
    I've been quilting on my tin lizzie for a bit now without too many problems until last night. It decided to start skipping stitches. I've changed the needle, rethreaded,cleaned but makes no difference. Any ideas?

  4. "Honey, Honey Musical Whimsy" Quilt

    by , 02-04-2013 at 03:10 PM
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    I designed this quilt for my nephew who loves music. He and I went to see Mamma Mia together so the notes are from the song "Honey, Honey" I used a pantograph to fmq the quilt in gold. This is only my fourth quilt that I've made and my first to fmq on the whole thing. I'm still learning how
  5. Mighty Matti Quilt

    by , 02-04-2013 at 03:09 PM
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    My nephew loves super heroes so although I wasn't as interested in designing a super hero quilt for him that is what he really wanted so I did it. In the end I felt that it matches his personality completely and I hope he will adore it. The middle has two M's for Mighty Matti for his own super hero logo. I appliqued all of the center blocks for the super hero logos.

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  6. A big Thanks to LaLaLand !!!

    by , 02-04-2013 at 08:27 AM
    Thank you so much for your help in finding the pattern.
    Again, thank you. I will pay it back...
  7. Fiskar 24" rotary ruler

    by , 02-03-2013 at 05:23 PM
    I have been trying to find one of these. I tried one the other day at a friends house. I must really be behind on times I didn't know they made stuff like this. I couldn't believe there was a ruler with a rotary cutter on them. I have looked and no where to be found. Any one know where I can find this.
  8. blew out my knee and can't get to the sewing room!

    by , 02-03-2013 at 02:43 PM
    I'm totally bummed right now! Yesterday I blew out my knee walking out of the LQS(at least this was AFTER a wonderful lunch with friends and a quick peak of some gorgeous materials) and while I went back to the Guild "advanced" class to do my first harder block, I spent 4 hr. at ER last night. Sat night at the ER of a trauma hospital gave my DH tons of material for his novels, but I was bored silly! So now I'm in a leg immobilizer and on crutches (pretty shakey too) and can't get up ...
  9. 1930s Friendship Quilt Blocks

    by , 02-03-2013 at 02:36 PM
    I have 14 quilt blocks with the name of the quilter embroidered on it. Based on research through, I think the blocks were made between 1935 and 1945 by ladies living in a rural town called Hygiene, Colorado (near Boulder). Most blocks were hand sewn while a few were sewn by machine. I would appreciate any advice on how to turn the blocks into the friendship quilt it should be. I'm fairly sure most of the designs use feed/flour sack material with muslin backgrounds. Some pieces need ...
  10. Space Shuttle Quilter

    by , 02-02-2013 at 09:44 PM
    I got laid off from Kennedy Space Center in July 2011. I'm currently volunteering there (in the VAB),talking about how me and mt co-workers"The Sew Sisters" hand sewed parts and quilted quartz fabric with a Multi Needle Sewing Machine to cover the outside surface of the shuttle. As part of my presentation, I show tiles ,cargo bay blankets,Thermal Control Blankets(TCS),Fibrous Insulation Blankets(FIB)---Those quilted blankets that cover the upper/sides of the shuttle and other neat items. ...
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