Well I have been thinking about doing some blogging. its been a lot of water under the bridge these past two years. I have dealt with a husband having his work actually knocked out from under him. a daughter living with us and taking over my home. and i let her because of all i was dealing with. A DGS that we raised get into trouble which tore my heart in two. A DGD that we raised that was upset that we lt her mother live in our home while I was still dealing with the other three stories.
Originally Posted by narnianquilter
am looking for a good tutorial on QAYG, preferably not a video. Any ideas? I get the main concept, but the final step of closing up the backing is what is confusing me. I would really like one that is a completely machine stitched, instead of having to hand stitch anything. Thanks!
Originally Posted by MaryKatherine
To keep my hand and machine in top form, I accept a few quilts each month from our guild. Sadly these quilts go to children who are placed in child services because of abuse. So I try to make them a little different or at least fun. The first is an uncut pillow panel and the second is a bright simple scrappy.
Originally Posted by MrsBeasley
Make your own spray baste glue
I am in the process of string piecing a bunch of quilt blocks, and I decided to use up some scrap batting to make the blocks. I glued the batting to the backing, and this is the glue I used.
Boil 3 cups water, add 1/2 tsp salt. Reduce heat to medium, whisk 3 Tbsp flour into the water, a pinch at a time. Continue whisking to break up the flour, and cook until it thickens to a consistency of egg white, or maybe gravy.
Living in Kansas and we got hammered with "thunder snow" this morning--think about 10-12" total--hard to tell because it blew really hard--and have a drift near the truck that is at least 4' high! Trudged out to feed horses and totally exhausted when I came in!
BUT it meant schools were closed so no work for me today OR tomorrow--finishing a string QAYG for a baby shower for next weekend and then back to a birthday quilt for DIL--loving this!
i was wondering if anyone knows where i can get a pattern for a shopping cart seat cover ?
Originally Posted by Jane3
This is kinda a cool site for looking at colors and what colors might go with each other:
Originally Posted by nygal
I decided to use up a lot of my mostly left over Civil War fabrics and when I saw this Bear Paw quilt in a recent magzine I knew it would be the one! It is taking a lot of time with the cutting, stitching, pressing, trimming, sewing etc. It seems to be more work then my Dear Jane quilt was!! But I am loving how it is looking so far.
Originally Posted by petlover
I just read the message about the credit card problem the people had in California. The man who sometimes works on our computers told me that every time I order something on line I need to go to Tools, Internet Options, Content and click on the box Clear SSL State. This will clear all your credit card information off so someone cannot come behind you and hack your card information. He said to do it IMMEDIATELY after you order. This would not have helped these unfortunate people, but might help someone
Originally Posted by llama4114
So, I started this quilt a few months ago as something to do while my mother was in the hospital. I am sewing together the outside sections with the borders at this point, but I have no clue of what I am going to do for the binding. It's a large queen or a smallish king size quilt (I'm not really sure I just started working on it without any directions) made with ~2800 1" hexagons. I was thinking about just binding it as is, but I am not sure it that would work since the hexagons are so small.