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  1. Attempted Long-arm quilting with a template

    by , 01-06-2013 at 06:23 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R View Post
    So today I tried template work on my long arm machine. It's pretty tough - I thought. Maybe I just lack the hand coordination (holding with one, moving the machine with the other). Maybe my template was too big (tried HandiQuilter's clamshell). I know "practice, practice, practice". It's a charity quilt for the children's hospital, so I'm sure it's ok. Had a few shells look a bit wonky. I liked it though because I didn't have to roll the quilt as much as I do with pantographs.
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  2. Alaskasunshine's fabric folding( organizing your quilt room)

    by , 01-05-2013 at 07:43 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine View Post
    1. Size of boards
    2. laying fabric
    3. folding fabric (have your fabric neat not wrinkled!) Have fold near you and selvedges away from you. Bring selvedges to the fold and firmly hand press to keep neat. The remainder of the fabric will be in a chait that is cloth so it doesn't slide around and off the chair. This is important! It took me a bit to realize I needed the fabric on a cloth chair. It works well and keeps the weight evenly distributed for ease of folding. LOTS of pictures to
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  3. Anyone tried quilting with an embroidery sewing machine?

    by , 01-05-2013 at 07:16 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by McBrow View Post
    Has anyone tried their hand at machine quilting using an embroidery machine?
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  4. Spanish Butterflies in My Pineapple Shampoo

    by , 01-04-2013 at 11:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    A previous tutorial was deleted at the request of the contributor. You may find this a useful replacement.

    You need:

    a variety of fabrics
    rotary ruler and cutter recommended

    Step 1 - start with two contrasting squares. any size, as long as both are the same size
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  5. White sheer fabric

    by , 01-04-2013 at 05:25 PM
    I was wondering how to use light weight light colored cotton in a patchwork design. I thought about reinforcing the fabric with iron-on interfacing. Then I thought it might be best to double layer the fabric pieces and treat them as one. Has anyone had any experience with this?
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  6. Unusual t shirt quilt

    by , 01-04-2013 at 03:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by jc469273 View Post
    I just finished a T shirt quilt today for a customer whose daughter is graduating from Clemson University. She pieced the foundation, then appliqued a tree shape on the foundation, and cut the t shirts into the shape of leaves and appliqued them around the tree. She also had a little dog, and some flowers on the grass. The quilt was about 80 x 90. I used Pellon cotton batting, So Fine and Bottom Line threads. She wanted the Plumage panto, but the quilting doesn't show very well. I had heard
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  7. Quilt top almost finished - shades of gray, yellow & white

    by , 01-04-2013 at 02:31 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by cindyw View Post
    I always enjoy seeing the quilts y'all are working on so I thought I would post this one.

    I started this before Christmas but couldn't get back to it until the last couple of evenings. I still need to put on borders and think I'll do a 1" yellow border, 4 or 5" pattern border and then the dark gray binding.

    The fabric is Dear Stella Fabrics, Serengeti Maasai Mara.

    This is an iphone photo and the colors (yellow) is prettier in person. (You can
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  8. Marking a quilt

    by , 01-03-2013 at 08:22 PM
    Any tips on marking a quilt prior to home machine quilting? I am getting ready to machine quilt a flannel quilt (I am still in the practicing stage of machine quilting, but vow to get there!)

    Chalk wears off, pencil lead does not show, the blue water soluble pens don't show up on dark fabric. I had bought the clover white pen, but it does not work at all!

    Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

    Marline
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  9. do you have this machine

    by , 01-03-2013 at 04:32 PM
    I just purchased a Singer Patchwork Model #7285Q machine, any one have this machine or know why they are not going to sell it anymore, I am new at this I have not purchased a sewing machine in 15 years i dont know about the computerized machines any comments? HELP
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  10. Help Please

    by , 01-03-2013 at 06:39 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by SMR View Post
    Could someone please tell me how to make the cuts and then sew together the disappearing 4-patch block? I know there are instructions on U Tube but my computer doesn't like U Tube and I can't get it to play. I've tried the disappearing 9-patch and have instructions for disappearing 16-patch and I'd like to try the 4-patch.
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