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  1. being a small quilt business

    by , 03-30-2013 at 09:45 PM
    Hi everyone:

    I am in a quandery. I have a quilt "business". What we do is create quilt kits (fabric choices) out of our extensive inventory of fabric which comes our way by thrift shops, quilt shops, fabric shops on-line, and the majority through quilter's stashes-Buy-outs...I keep costs down in order to expose more people to the hobby.

    Up till this point, I have only done quilt shows. Several people wanted me to put my one of a kind kits on-line to purchase. ...
  2. Yellow Brick Road pattern

    by , 03-30-2013 at 09:05 AM
  3. Thread Basting My Quilt Sandwich for FMQ

    by , 03-29-2013 at 05:08 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    I just finished basting a quilt sandwich to get it ready for freemotion quilting on my domestic machine.

    Althouth I often spray-baste on smaller quilts, when they are bigger and harder to handle, I prefer to thread-baste so everything stays in place better, and I don't have to worry about the glue coming loose and the sandwich shifting while I'm quilting.

    There are a couple of key factors that I LOVE about this method of basting:

    1. There is NO crawling around
  4. Basting with Elmer's Washable School Glue

    by , 03-28-2013 at 12:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    I tried this method as I was looking for a more economical method of basting similar to using 505.
    Elmer's Washable School by the gallon is $14.00 - cheap I should be able to do at least 18 quilts with a gallon of glue vs 505 in the red can $13.00 a can and I can get maybe 3 quilts per can.
    Read on and see if this method is for you.
    First, I put my Warm and Natural Batting in the dryer for a bit to try and soften the wrinkles. The I spread it out on my ping pong table (we
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  5. Pfaff Quilt Style 1527 Machine

    by , 03-28-2013 at 10:30 AM
    Does anyone have any experience with this machine? Currently I own a 35 year old Bernina which is still a great machine. I use a walking foot with it to quilt. A dealer has a new Pfaff 1527 machine for $450 which I am considering buying. I would just like feedback from anyone who has used this machine for quilting.
  6. What pattern is this???

    by , 03-27-2013 at 07:25 PM
    This quilt was mostly made by my Aunt Shirley who passed away before it was finished. My Aunt Dawn (her sister) finished it. We was wondering what pattern it is as we can not find a pattern for it. This is truly a family treasure and any help would be appreciated... Thank you for all your help.
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  7. Create What You Love....

    by , 03-27-2013 at 09:48 AM
    I am wondering how many of you create what you love instead of creating what is popular at the moment? I recently joined this Quilting Board website, and I see many quilts that are clearly the creation of the quilter, instead of what the market currently has to offer. Its refreshing to see so many sewers out there creating quilts that reflect their own style and fabric choices, instead of quilts that are found in magazine and website advertisements.

    In particular was a very beautiful ...
  8. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 03-26-2013 at 10:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Here is an update on the QAYG project Im working on. Soon as I finish the piecing I will have to go into town and pick up the batting and backing. Then I will be ready to start the QAYG process on this top.

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    The pieces on the left is a separate QAYG upcoming project.
  9. My first, but not last, string quilt

    by , 03-26-2013 at 10:48 AM
    This was so much fun! Can't wait to make another one. I have some green strips that will be my next effort. Maybe next year. Took a long time tearing off the paper, but surely worth it to keep it from stretching. I still need to quilt it, but it will be in line with the other tops that need to be quilted.
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  10. How Does Nature Inspire You to Create?

    by , 03-26-2013 at 06:17 AM
    Today is another one of those WFH (working from home) days because it is snowing pretty steady out and the roads are messy and slippery. I am lucky enough to have the type of job where I can work from home and still get paid to do my job.
    Today's snowstorm is cold, white, fluffy and beautiful because I am not driving in it. While I own a AWD vehicle, its not my own driving that do not trust, its those other NJ/NY drivers that I don't wish to meet as close encounter on my bumper on the highways. ...
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