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  1. Do you have good tips for making the backing of your quilt?

    by , 11-03-2012 at 04:41 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by captlynhall View Post
    I always choose a fabric that will coordinate somehow with the pieced front, so that my quilts are really two sided. I also make three panels on the back, with the outside two smaller than the middle so that folding won't stress the seams. But I would love to find really nice backing fabrics in one piece. It is so hard for me to handle big pieces of fabric and have to sew long seams. I will check out some of the suggested places to find wide fabrics. Thanks for the information.
  2. Christmas Wall hanging

    by , 11-03-2012 at 01:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mtngrl View Post
    Paper Pieced, Beaded and machine quilted. A fun project.
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  3. Random thoughts

    by , 11-03-2012 at 08:10 AM
    I just returned home from quilt club this morning - we had a theme "something always on the table for Thanksgiving" and were to bring an item for show and tell; I brought grandma's hardanger table topper that sits on a solid tablecloth that way design is easier to see - I also brought along my gravy ladle as it is the one thing that always makes it to the thanksgiving table. Many girls brougt knick knacks that they set out - we don't do a lot of that any more.

    Next month are ...
  4. Locating Old Quilts

    by , 11-02-2012 at 01:18 PM
    I'm new on here, as of today! I love quilting and recently, I've been interested in learning more about Texas quilts and their makers. My mother passed away in April and we took her "home" to Roxton, Texas for burial. Her mother quilted a lot from about 1905-1955 in that area. I'm not sure this is possible, but how do I trace any quilts that she made?

    When she passed away in 1960 in Roxton, all of her quilts and many of her personal home items were taken by ...
  5. Fast way to do 8 at a time half square triangles (HST) with straight of grain edges!

    by , 11-02-2012 at 09:19 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky View Post
    This is a tutorial on how to make 8 half square triangles (HST) at a time. What’s nice with this method vs the 4 at a time is that on this, the bias is where it’s supposed to be and your final edges are on the straight of grain (since that has messed me up with the 4 at a time method where you sew on the straight of grain and end up with bias edges).

    Math: I started with 5” squares and my HSTs were each slightly over 2” (They will ultimately finish at 1.5” in the quilt). You will lose
  6. sorry had to resize

    by , 11-02-2012 at 08:31 AM
    here is my quilt
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  7. My first king sized quilt.

    by , 11-01-2012 at 08:48 PM
    I've been working on this quilt most of the year and am so pleased it's finished. Just had to share it.
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  8. Snowman Quilt

    by , 11-01-2012 at 11:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by BeckySt View Post
    I quilted this quilt for client who is donating it to Festival of Trees. The last picture is of the back. I love this fabric and quilt, I freehanded feathers, swirls, and a stipple in the center. Thanks for looking.
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  9. Easy Clam Chowder

    by , 11-01-2012 at 11:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sandilee View Post
    Clam Chowder

    3 cans New England Clam Chowder soup
    2 cans Cream of Potato soup
    1 can Cream of Celery soup
    1 can minced or chopped clams
    1 qt. half and half

    In skillet dump clams, juice and all in about a stick of oleo. (I use less). Saute until clams are a little brown.
    Add the remainder of ingredients and put in crock pot.
    3 hours on high.

    scrape bottom of crock pot when cooking as ingredients like to stick to bottom.
  10. Hurricane Sandy = House Destroyed Part 2

    by , 11-01-2012 at 08:59 AM
    You'll have to forgive me if I sound confused. I am not thinking clearly. Just
    looking at everything is more than the mind can take in. We walked up to the
    boardwalk two days ago. There are two main road here, Park Avenue and Broadway.
    Broadway looked like something from an armageddon movie. Mountains of sand, road
    caved in and ponds of water, weird foamy crap blowing. Most of the board walk is
    gone as is the sand and the ocean is ... well, the fancy pants condo owners ...
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