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  1. The Sad Little Elephant

    by , 06-07-2012 at 04:00 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mdall View Post
    I am almost completely mortified to post this but here it goes. I was in need for a gift for a friend who collects elephants and also sews. After some help from a board member I finally got a pattern for a stuffed elephant and decided to make a pincushion. I was so excited to make this but knew that it may be a challenge for me since I still have not mastered sewing curves or using very small pieces. So today I sat down determined to complete this. After about two hours of sew and rip, sew
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  2. Using Rubber Stamps in my Quilt

    by , 06-07-2012 at 03:37 AM
    I am thinking of making a memory quilt for my niece's wedding. Is anyone familiar with an ink product that will be permanent and is easy to use with a rubber stamp? I have heard of Speed Ball ink.. Any and all comments will be greatly appreciated as the wedding is in July...and I must get started. Thank you.
    Pat
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  3. Is quilting a hobby or an art?

    by , 06-06-2012 at 10:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Laura in Montreal View Post
    Is quilting a hobby or an art? In a conversation about retirement plans with a non-quilter, I mentioned that I plan on doing a degree in Fine Arts (Fabric Arts) to help me with my quilting. The utter astonishment of the non-quilter threw me for a loop. He asked why I would go to the trouble of getting a university degree “just for some old hobby.” I love traditional quilts because they comfort me, but I also like unconventional ones, having been influenced by Beth and Jeffrey Gutcheon’s The Quilt
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  4. It's been awhile.....

    by , 06-06-2012 at 01:08 PM (Fl quilt Chic)
    It's been awhile since I've blogged. I think it's time for a re-cap. My last few blog entries have been about a fabric moratorium and finishing up UFO's, WIP's or whatever you want to call them.

    The fabric moratorium....well, it has gone pretty well. But, I can't say I haven't bought any fabric. And, I did buy fabric I didn't really need. I HAVE policed my purchases much closer. And, I do intend to continue in this frame of mind. So, not a complete WIN or a complete BUST.
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  5. My quilt

    by , 06-06-2012 at 10:57 AM
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    This is my new quilt
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  6. Compare Pfaff Expression 4.0 to Janome Horizon 7700

    by , 06-06-2012 at 08:20 AM
    I have a Pfaff 7530 that has been wonderful and I have put many miles on it. However, it is having some possible computer problems. It slows down and stops. Won't go again until it's darn good and ready and the screen flashes all sorts of numbers while making sounds like and old-fashioned adding machine.

    It has been the best machine I've ever had. Love the IDT.

    I have heard good and bad reviews about the Expression 4.0 so I haven't dared to buy one.

    I very ...
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  7. Bird Quilt - Disappearing 9-patch

  8. Need some fabric!

    by , 06-05-2012 at 10:18 AM
    Hi, I'm new as far as this blog is concerned but hope someone can help me.
    I need just a little--1/2 yd-- of a blue stripe fabric that is "Venetian Holiday" style E882 by Hoffman California International Fabrics. I shorted myself and now my quilt shop is out of the fabric. So far, I've not been able to find any online. Help!!
    Thanks a bunch.
    Ruth
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  9. Zumba

    by , 06-05-2012 at 06:57 AM
    Last night was my first venture into Zumba dancing - I'm still trying to catch my breath. It is said that it takes three lessons to learn the steps and be semi proficient at doing them - I'm guessing it will take me longer; as I said I'm still trying to catch my breath and my oxygen deprived brain will not catch on that quickly. This is a mother daughter thing - I saw the ad and suggested to my daughter that she might like attending "come on mom - put your money where your mouth is!!!" ...
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  10. Trying to find a post....loads of info on cutting blocks and half triangle maths

    by , 06-05-2012 at 04:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Little RoO View Post
    Hi yesterday I found a post that had loads of info re block sizes and quilt maths, also included the sizes of quilts....but I cannot find it anywhere this morning...why didn't I bookmark it.......anyone know it's heading or who posted it.....really would love to find it.
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