Originally Posted by meldmac
So I've given fmq a try and I can't seem to get it right at all. I even tried using a stencil and following the lines with my fmq foot and it went horribly. Just can't seem to get the hang of it. Only tried it for a short time , but I think I may stick to straight line quilting. Is it something that gets easier? Or is it one of those skills that you either have it or you don't?
Originally Posted by Girlfriend
Whenever I lay out a quilt, they all come running. What's up with this?
Just finished my Diamond quilt using Kaffe Fasset fabrics. Trying to decide what to use for backing. This is for our CA King. Yes, it's big! I love sewing diamonds!
Thanks for looking.
My Mom was so pleased with her Mother's day gift, I got a lot of practice with FMQ.
I am making a quilt for a friends wedding. In stead of using a guest book, she is going to have her guests sign a piece of fabric. I will be incorporating these pieces into the quilt. My question is, what type of ink, pen, crayon should I have her use? I have fabric paint pens, but I am afraid they will be too messy.
I am looking at a 20 yr old gammill long arm. Would it be a good investment for $3000.00? I have seen TinLizzie but what I have seen, would be a mistake. The best in a new one under $10K is a Baby Lock. I want to not spend so much that I have to quilt for other piecers, then I would not get to have fun doing my own.
I just met a gal who had taken a class in woodless color pencils. They had used them on all kinds of fabric and us fabric medium to set the color. Does anyone have the instructions as to how to do this?
Originally Posted by labeelady
I came up with a way to make two 4-patches with two squares of fabric. It's similar to the method used in the Missour Star Quilt Co's video, but I used two different fabrics which result in two similar 4-patch blocks.
Determine the size of finished block you want, then add 1/2" to allow for the 1/4" seams. In my case, I used 4-1/2" blocks that resulted in two 4" 4-patches.
First step: Select two contrasting fabrics, place right sides together, then
Originally Posted by JenniePenny
In some ways, I have had similar experiences as the original poster. I've been super excited to have the day off, have extra spending money, and make a long trek to a fabric store, only to hunt and hunt and hunt for something to buy. I chalked it up (mostly) to being in a quilting slump. But I am also a quilter that does not have young children in my immediate circle of family and friends and thus I pass by on all the kiddie stuff.
As for the inspiration part, I have found that
Originally Posted by norwalkgma
New to paper piecing and looking for advice on good source for patterns (preferably free). Have searched Google and no luck for entwined wedding rings - please help
Originally Posted by mirabelle
My daughter pieced this Card Tricks quilt, it originally was only 9 blocks and supposed to be a small lap quilt but she changed the layout. made extra blocks, then set them on point, added the triple sashing and it finished up a nice size quilt.
I told her I would quilt it for her, took me 2 days to do all the stitch in the ditch and 8 days to complete the top. The quilting was all done freehand on my Pfaff Expressions 3.0 sewing machine.