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  1. Vacation in North Carolina and looking for Great Quilt Shops

    by , 07-19-2012 at 08:41 AM

    We are planning a trip to Charlotte and would love to travel around to some quilt shops in the area, any suggestions!

  2. embroidered puppy quilt for the grandaughter...

    by , 07-19-2012 at 07:25 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by averysnan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PenniF View Post
    Thank you for the crayon tip....i'm going to try it right away as my grand-daughters want to make some things for their folks for Christmas and that sounds like the perfect thing - they color - i quilt !!! And sorry i didn't say it earlier, but your work on this is just too cute !!
    When you do the crayon, after your done put a plain white sheet of paper over the colored image, and a papertowel behind it and put your iron on cotton- med hi, and iron over the paper. You will see an imprint of
  3. A Touch of Yellow

    by , 07-18-2012 at 07:10 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    The pattern A Touch of Red on the Modabakeshop website was the basis for my quilt. Iím crazy enough as it is, so I simply could not bring myself to cut 672 two and a half inch squares per the pattern instructions. I've emailed JoGoodman, the designer, and she says she wants to post my quilt photo and instructions on her blog. Here's a preview.

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  4. Scrappy Baby Quilt - WIP

    by , 07-18-2012 at 10:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    Really nice, love the bright colors!!!!
  5. Buying a New Janome

    by , 07-18-2012 at 07:21 AM
    I have a Janome MC6600 and need a second machine. I do a lot of free motion embroidery and thread-painting......................which means if I want to just do regular stitching I have to set up the machine. Since I don't have big blocks of time to spend sewing, I hate to give up the time setting up the machine for the different sewing I do.......................

    I definitely want another Janome. This will be my last machine for awhile and will give me a total of 3 machines......... ...
  6. charmar100

    by , 07-17-2012 at 04:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by charmar100 View Post
    I just got my Baileys Pro 17 a week or so ago and had all kinds of problems with it. It turned out to be the thread kept coming out of the lifter and then that took it out of the tension springs. I was so frustrted I wanted to send the machine back. Then my husband put shrink tubing on the lift and it started working. I was able to quilt all weekend. I decided to practice again this evening before I put a real quilt top on the frame and now, the machine will not sew. It runs and I can pull
  7. Dear Jane - E for Eureka!! Row E is done

    by , 07-17-2012 at 01:38 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Lots of fun and different techniques here. Invented a new method for the narrow strips in E 7 & E 9 that I will use often! So now, before I begin Row F, I will do some of the Left side triangles!
    Thanks, as always, for looking!

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  8. International Patriotic Challenge

    by , 07-17-2012 at 01:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Awwwwwwwwwww there's true love in the Mr and Mrs Jenniky home!

    Speaking of which ... any word on your NEW Home Sweet Quilting Home?
  9. Sisters Quilt Show 2012

    by , 07-17-2012 at 10:30 AM
    What a beautiful show - at least until the downpour started! My quilting friend and I were on our way to Bend right before it happened.

    We were able to spend the morning looking at beautiful quilts - there was a light breeze so it didn't feel too hot. I have pictures of about 50 quilts that I took.

    I like to take a picture of the label, then a picture of the whole quilt, then any close-ups. Since I have the label I have the story about the quilt and that is almost as ...
  10. fussy cutting when material is not straight

    by , 07-17-2012 at 08:56 AM
    I bought a cupcake quilt kit. There are 8 cupcake blocks to cut.

    But when I put my 7-1/2" square over then they are not straight. The material is katty-cornered. How do I get the material straight so my squares cut out right with a 1/4" seam?

    Any help will be greatly appreicated.
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