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  1. TheQuiltingBoard Block of the Month, 2013

    by , 12-31-2012 at 05:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by jolo View Post
    Im in too. It has been too long between the BOMs.
  2. Anyone here own a Toyota Venza?

    by , 12-31-2012 at 05:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaHen View Post
    I don't know about the Vensa, but we have a Toyota Rav4 and we just love it. Gets great fuel mileage around 28-30, comfortable to drive, perfect size. Only complaint we have is that the fuel tank isn't big enough at only a tad over 13 gallons, so we are always filling it up. We live at least 20 miles from any stoI have had a Venus for two and love in any direction so we have put on the miles since we got her in 2009. Not a single problem with it. Toyota's seem to last a lifetime. So check
  3. Cleaning and Reviving furniture(Sewing cabinets)

    by , 12-29-2012 at 09:55 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Cleaning solutions needed:
    Solution One--4parts white venegar, 4parts boiled linseed oil, 4parts mineral spirits, 1part denatured alcohol and 3-4 drops of household ammonia.

    Solution Two--4parts mineral spirits, 1part boiled linseed oil

    Stept 1-- with a course lint free cloth(blue jeans is good) charge the cloth with Solution one and rub in a circular motion, turning a recharging the rag with solution one. Replace rag as it gets dirty. Continue until the whole is
  4. black gunky stuff on my iron

    by , 12-29-2012 at 05:42 AM
    I had been making doll clothes for Christmas and using some old nylon pieces -- thought I had tested them with my iron, but apparently it was just heating up -- instant melt away!!! Couldn't budge the gunk with anything and read on this site that ironing over salt on a plain white paper would work -- and it did -- thanks so much to whoever posted that tip. Saved my almost new Rowenta!!!
  5. 2013 Quilting Goals

    by , 12-29-2012 at 03:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR View Post
    Hi everyone:

    I am making a list of my quilting goals for 2013. I plan to visit it in 6 months and see how I am doing and again at the end of the year.

    My goals:

    Finish 6 UFO's (I am trying to be realistic and not say finish ALL UFO's)

    Improve my FMQ skills on my longarm (I am taking classes in January)

    Learn a new quilting technique

    Have more fun with my piecing and quilting

    Make more time to
  6. Tumbling blocks, cowering corner...

    by , 12-27-2012 at 07:53 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomOf3 View Post
    My dad would really like the tumbling blocks pattern for his quilt but I'm severely intimidated.

    Could anyone please provide me with a decent tutorial?

    Thank you SO much in advance!! My dad is wanting to sew this patten for his 1st ever quilt he wants to make, but I have NO clue how to begin...
  7. Sewing pieced HST's

    by , 12-26-2012 at 02:02 PM
    I am making a quilt with pairs of strip sets. One strip set has the seams going one way, the other has the seams going the other way. I am to place the two sets right sides together and match the seams before cutting into 6-1/2" squares. Each pair of squares is to then be cut once on the diagonal, then the two resulting pairs are to be sewn together, forming the HST's.

    The interesting part is figuring out which side of the triangle to start sewing on to keep the machine from ...
  8. Sweet cornbread recipe

    by , 12-23-2012 at 07:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mountain-moma View Post
    Sweet & Spicy Cornbread
    2-Pkgs. Betty Crocker Cornbread & Muffin Mix
    1/4 cup Melted Butter
    1-Small Can of Chopped Green Chiles 4oz.can
    1-Can of Creme Style Corn 14oz.Can

    Bake In A Sprayed 9 by 9 inch Pan Bake at 400*for 35 mins.
    I'm sure if your Sister likes Sweet Cornbread she will for sure love this one i have been making this one for eons it's a winner here at our house ...Merry Christmas to you and yours
  9. New Member Greetings: Merry Christmas and a very Blessed New Year.

    by , 12-23-2012 at 06:28 PM
    I am still an inexperienced quilter and new to Quilting Board. I am hoping to learn more ideas and also be able to help others with the few skills I have learned.
    Thank you,
  10. Missing My Dad

    by , 12-22-2012 at 10:06 PM
    My Dad passed away 2 years ago this months. My parents had just celebrated their 50 th Anniversary. They had known one another for well over that more like 60 +++++. They grow up in the same area, Mom played this his cousin.

    Dad had been not feeling good and had started having pain in his feet. It just got worse and Mom took him to the ER and they admitted him to the hospital. We had just had their party and Dad keep calling to have me start their Golden Anniversary scrapbook ...
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