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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!
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  2. Colorado Log Cabin

    by , 02-05-2013 at 04:30 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    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?


    thanks
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  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
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  5. Mighty Matti Quilt

    by , 02-04-2013 at 03:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by yweinst View Post
    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...
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  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.
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  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 ...
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  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 Ancestry.com, 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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