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  1. Quicker? half square triangles

    by , 04-09-2012 at 12:48 PM (My Life as a Quilter)
    I've also used this method ... because I'm lazy and it makes several at once and no stitching on bias ... hope this makes sense ... if the square in your picture is say 2 1/2", cut 2 5" blocks (1 of each fabric) and on one piece (I do it on the lighter fabric) mark the centers on all sides and draw lines on center top to center bottom and center side to center side (your block now has 4 sections) then draw a line diagonal from the the center mark on top/bottom to the center mark on the ...
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  2. National Quilt Museum Live Auction April 26, 2012

    by , 04-09-2012 at 08:16 AM
    The National Quilt Museum will be auctioning off over 70 items including an Artistic Quilter 26 Longarm Machine valued at $12,999 at this years live auction. You can participate by attending the auction in Paducah Kentucky or by webcast online. Get more information at www.quiltmuseum.org/auction2012. All proceeds support the National Quilt Museum.
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  3. April 9, 2012 - Quilt Progress

    by , 04-09-2012 at 07:35 AM
    I finally have my first border cut for my "Rick Rack Nines" quilt - once it is on I will be looking for an outside border - not sure what will look good on this scrappy quilt - will have to check my stash first to see if there is anything in there big enough - the border is cut 5" (I think) and the quilt is almost 100" square.

    I put the binding and hanging sleeve on my "Blue Fish Wall Hanging" this morning. Now to sew them down. This quilt will hang in ...
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  4. I Loved Making This Quilt! No Squaring Up Was Needed!! see post #1 for tut and links

    by , 04-08-2012 at 06:41 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr View Post
    Ok, gang, here are the instructions for the Flower Quilt! Let me know if there are questions!


    # of flower blocks needed: 18 (12 darks; 6 med.)
    4.5" white squares needed: 17 (these are the alternate blocks)
    4P's needed: 66
    2.5" squares needed: 264
    fin. 4P = 4"
    fin. block = 12"
    fin. quilt = 49.5 x 65 (includes a 4" border)

    1 block = (5) 4P's + 4 star points or flower

    1) On
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  5. My April quilts for AAQI

    by , 04-08-2012 at 04:24 PM (LeslieFrost -- life in the woods of NW Wisconsin)
    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost View Post
    I got inspired this month and made five quilts for AAQI. They're all registered now, and will be mailed, after I take them to my Guild meeting tomorrow.

    I was very close to having the 10,000th quilt for AAQI. One of my quilts is 10003! Oh well, I can try again when they get to 11,000!

    Hope you like seeing them!
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  6. A Handy Little Chart

    by , 04-08-2012 at 01:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Right click on the chart and select open image in new window. It will be a good size to print.
    Thanks I appreciate your help.
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  7. ♥ Machine Embroidery Links

    by , 04-08-2012 at 12:32 AM (Craftybear Den)
  8. ♥ Quilting Tips & Tricks Master List

    by , 04-07-2012 at 09:21 PM (Craftybear Den)
    I love searching online for links. I am creating this page to store links for all types of Quilting Tips. Enjoy!

    1. http://oconomowocquilters.com/tips.html
    2. http://www.gallatinquiltguild.com/tipsandtricks.html

    Updated 04-07-2012 at 09:26 PM by craftybear

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  9. Quilt made from men's ties

    by , 04-07-2012 at 02:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1 View Post
    I have a collection of men's ties, some from my husband, and others from my father who passed away 2 years ago. I have about 60, but probably I will need to visit the local Goodwill for more. I would love to make them into a quilt. Does anyone have an idea for a pattern? Should I wash the ties first? Most of them are silk and I am not sure how to wash them.
    Were you able to get information on making a tie quilt. I had the same questions> Unfortunately I had taken mine apart and ...
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  10. I Loved Making This Quilt! No Squaring Up Was Needed!! mini-tut is @ post #40

    by , 04-07-2012 at 02:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr View Post
    The corner of one block became the corner of the next! It came out so perfectly aligned that no squaring up was done at all! I absolutely loved making it and want to do another! I put fun fabrics in the centers and the white stars created between blocks make perfect areas for feather quilted wreaths. There were butterflies and lobsters in this one. I have no idea the name of the block. I just referred to it as the 'flower quilt'. That's what I put on the label. I failed to get a pic of it
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