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  1. Climax Kate

    by , 06-27-2012 at 08:01 AM
    The treadle irons have had the rust scrubbed into submission. They are painted and back together. After the repeated on and off, the top is fitted and screwed down. The treadle wheel no longer rubs away at the side panel thanks to washers and a bit of planing I did to the side.

    I learned a bit about french polishing the shellac yesterday. The bit of linseed oil does help keep the surface workable a WEE bit longer. The process went well until a phone call. One section sat too long, and ...
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  2. Purple Passion French Braid Quilt

    by , 06-27-2012 at 03:41 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by azchrisg View Post
    It is finally finished. I have stitched in the ditch, FMQ, and binded it. Now I think I will hang it up somewhere
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  3. Quick & Easy Quilt

    by , 06-27-2012 at 03:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1430 View Post
    A dear friend is moving to another city, so I needed to make a quilt for her quickly before her going-away party. The half-square triangles are 7-1/2" (7" finished) and the sashing strips are cut 1-1/2" (finished 1"). This quilt came together super fast! I gave my friend this quilt today and she seemed very happy with it!
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  4. Sewing Time Snacks and More...

    by , 06-26-2012 at 11:12 PM
    For some strange reason whenever I am sewing I seem to get hungry.

    I am not sure if this is just me or do you experience it too??
    I always bring water up to my sewing room, and I often bring hot tea or sweet tea as well.
    Sew... when these snack-y fits hit in the past I would grab junk, but over the last few months I have wizened up and I have kept "better" snacks in my sewing room.
    By keeping this smarter choices close by I have not been eating the ...
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  5. String Fling Giveaway

    by , 06-26-2012 at 11:08 PM
    Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville has a new book out called:
    STRING FLING!!

    She is celebrating its arrival with a giveaway.

    Head over to her blog and check it out!!

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/...give-away.html


    check out my blog:
    http://lisasquiltgarden.blogspot.com
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  6. What to do with a breakfast cereal box

    by , 06-26-2012 at 09:58 PM
    A breakfast cereal box isn't just a breakfast cereal box. For those who have a mere modicum of imagination for your use, you can do many things. Here are just a few of the uses for breakfast cereal boxes, from storage containers to craft projects and toys. Source for this article:Discovering new uses for cereal boxes


    Make a notepad


    There are a few things that you need to make an especially imaginative notebook for your children. All you have to get is an X-ACTO knife, ...
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  7. Past & Present quilt pattern

    by , 06-26-2012 at 01:34 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I saw (& LOVED) this quilt in a catalog. I'm not familiar with this pattern. I don't even know if it's really called "Past & Present" or not. Anybody know anything about this? My DD recently got engaged & this would go perfectly in her new house, so I have to make it... HAVE TO! LOL!

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  8. Cotton/Poly Gingham - What do you do with it?

    by , 06-26-2012 at 06:16 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I am cleaning and reorganizing my sewing room. I came across this bundle of cotton/poly gingham and I don't know what to do with it! I have several yards of the different colors. I am at a loss as to whether I should keep it or not. What do you use cotton/poly gingham for?
    I used mine in quilts and as animal applique for babies (patterns came from Fat Cat Patterns, coloring books).
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  9. framing quilt block

    by , 06-25-2012 at 07:06 AM
    i have two blocks that I made and want to have them framed.
    questions I have: should I frame myself, have michaels when on sale, frame them?
    Should i have them matted??
    Have been looking online,pinterest has a couple of nice pictures. Would love to see more examples of framed blocks.
    thanks,
    Mayra
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  10. Love letters or envelope quilt

    by , 06-25-2012 at 05:29 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by hbaker View Post
    Can anyone direct me to a quilt pattern for Love letters or it may be called an Envelope quilt.

    Thank You
    Helen
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