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  1. Stitch in the Ditch or all over Meander?

    by , 10-24-2012 at 11:21 AM
    Hey everyone,

    I am a new quilter, 21 years old and I'm trying to teach myself how to quilt. I have attached an image of the quilt I am working on (it's a car seat quilt) for my God child that is due this December! Please let me know whether you think I should use a stitch in the ditch technique or an all over stipple stitch. Thanks for your input! It's much appreciated!

    Jamie C.
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  2. Cathedral Windows

    by , 10-24-2012 at 04:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by skacian View Post
    I finally finished this project. It took me close to ten months. It will be one of my entries for next summer's county fair.
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  3. Has anyone ever used the creative feet for their sewing machines?

    by , 10-23-2012 at 11:47 AM
    I just received my creative feet in the mail. I purchased the bead and pearls and piping one, the sequin one, the satin edge one and then one that is an accessory for the sequin one. Just wanted to know if anyone has used them before and how they work.
  4. sewing machine repair information

    by , 10-23-2012 at 05:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Unplug Your Machine

    For your own safety and to prevent damage to your machine always unplug the machine before you start cleaning and oiling your machine.

    Remove Lint

    Fabric and thread are a combination that is going to produce lint. Lint can build up in unseen areas of your machine leading to wear and tear that is preventable.

    Open all areas that you can and clean the lint out of the machine. Use the brush that came with your sewing machine
  5. Ribbons at Show

    by , 10-22-2012 at 10:31 AM
    I have been working so feverishly on my UFOs that it feels good to know that after completing 92 so far, that two have taken ribbons at the WSQ Show. The show is a people's choice ribbon award. It is judged by your peers. I have been winning ribbons by judges at juried shows, but to win by judgment of peers, I feel so proud.
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  6. Quilt Show

    by , 10-22-2012 at 10:28 AM
    Thought might be good to get some more additional education. <table width="180" height="150" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#000000"><tr><td align="right" valign="bottom"><table width="180" height="150" border="0" cellspacing="7" cellpadding="0" background=""> ...
  7. Commissioned table topper made yesterday...

    by , 10-22-2012 at 06:30 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong View Post
    I still love dresdens!
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  8. Dear Jane - "H"ere we go with Row H

    by , 10-21-2012 at 06:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    I started in the center so I could line them up on the big wall... If I've already posted a couple of these, my apologies. In order they are H1, H2, H3...H6 & H7.
    H3 is a little wonky and H6 is one of the hardest I've done. Tried many ways before I went with the instructions on That Quilt .com

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  9. New to sewing Batiks

    by , 10-21-2012 at 05:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by kathyd View Post
    I'm getting ready to make a quilt with a lot of Batiks in it. I've never used Batiks before. Mostly I do reproduction fabrics, but this is one to be given to DSIL and my daughter picked the fabrics.
    Is there anything special I need to know?
    Do I need to pre-wash them first?
    Do they ravel more than regular cottons?
    If the picture attached these are the fabrics and the pattern is Summer Porch from Eleanor Burns.
    Any hints you can give will be appreciated.
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  10. When/How to Use Retayne and/or Synthrapol

    by , 10-21-2012 at 05:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post

    The directions for both say to use HOT water (140 degrees F., 60 degrees C)

    The instructions for Retayne suggest treating the fabric BEFORE cutting it.

    Retayne - soak fabrics for 20 minutes in hot water, then rinse

    Synthrapol - soak 10-12 minutes in hot water, then rinse.

    As far as I can tell from that info, they are NOT interchangeable.
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