Originally Posted by sweet
Hi Ellie, Each herb has it's own characteristics.
Basil must have it's top pinched to bush out. It can be planted a little deep if you like. Basil leaves can be harvested as needed once your plant gets enough leaves to share. Keep the flower buds pinched off all the time. Once basil goes to seed, as an annual, it's only function is to produce seed then naturally die. I like to wash my basil very gently when I water it, and before picking a few leaves so I know that it's clean. Basil
Originally Posted by Puddin57
with help from the QB regarding the layout, my Father-in-laws quilt was done on time for his 89th birthday. I'm calling it Ruby Wine because the binding I bought happened to be two different colours - not that you can notice it - one was marked wine and the other was marked ruby - both looked red to me! Any ways...Ruby happens to be my FIL 2nd wife and mother of my husband - she passed away 18+ years ago and this quilt will be a good reminder of the life they shared together (I hope) ...
Originally Posted by twoxover
I finished the table runner this am. easy peasy...but fun to do! i realized half way through, if i were so i included to practice free motion quilting, this would be the thing to do it on. instead, i just used a loopy stitch in the ditch...got to practice using some of the specialty stitches on my viking tribute!
it's bright and happy
Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
Many members have asked what gets stains out of their quilts. This recipe is supposed to work better than Oxyclean:
This is the ultimate stain remover that actually works on a seriously set in stain! Never buy oxyclean again!
The mixture is
1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent
3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
couple tablespoons of baking soda.
Scrub on with a scrubbing brush
Has anyone used it and been dissatisfied with the results?
Today I made my May block for the Monthly Quilting Bee.
I chose an Ohio Star block, as my swap partner had no particular theme or color scheme. Hope she'll like it.
I did a little piecing on a Bonnie Hunter quilt pattern that I started a few weeks ago.
My roses have started blooming like crazy. Hope to take a picture to post this week.
Originally Posted by Daisy spot
The idea was a quilt.... But I wanted a nice mothersday gift for my mother-in-law,because all her good advisses and care
so it became a pillow
Originally Posted by JLD
This quilt is three generations of work. My Mother in Laws mom made the dresden plate and handed to my mom in law who appliqued the plate down with the zigzag. I have reinforced her zigzag and put the rest of the quilt together and long arm quilted it on my Gammill. I was so tickled with how it turned out and the red is just stunning on it. Not one of my favorite colors but it worked so well for this quilt. The long arm was done with ruler work and I used the tutorial that greenfairy quilts posted
Hello everyone, Im new to this whole quilting world.... but I am really interested in learning how to free style quilt. I have tried it and I am horrible... but I have a few questions... When I am quilting the stitches seem long and not that tight. I put it on the shortest stitch length. I am going to watch a few tutorials but if anyone has any tips I would appreciate it!
Originally Posted by jcrow
I don't. If I go to a quilt shop and try and pick out fabric for a quilt that isn't a fabric collection, I make bad choices. I choose warm and cool colors that don't go together. I choose reds that are purplish and orangish. I choose greens that are bluish and yellowish. I can't seem to tell how wrong they are unless someone points it out to me and even then I don't see it.
I usually have to have the gal behind the counter help me pick out my fabric and lots of times I don't care
Originally Posted by Sassy08
I'm a brand new quilter. I read the QB every day and I'm learning so much from all of you who are willing to share from your experience. I've been reading over and over about starching. Do you use spray starch or liquid and what brand(s) do you recommend? Also, am I understanding correctly that it's a good idea to starch all fabric before cutting it as well as starch the backing before basting?
Thanks so much!