I got a parcel in the post yesterday from Ebony Love (quilt designer) after she decided to offer fabrics from her 'orphans' pile which included lots of triangles, a bag of strips and blocks that she had acquired but no longer had time to use, so now I've got to decide what to do with it all. I love getting scraps from other quilters. On a guild retreat I took everything bar the kitchen sink with enough fabric for a quilt or purses and lots of other options because I'd never been there before and
Updated 07-17-2012 at 07:13 AM by Suzan88
It's pouring down. The squirrels are wet through, the Mourning Doves are too but they don't seem to care as they are intent on finding the sunflower seeds I've scattered.
At least the thunder and lightning storms have passed. It was quite spectacular the other evening; so spectacular I retreated to a windowless bedroom in the basement in case a tree came down on the house. It's great weather to be quilting, so that's what I'm going to do.
Updated 07-17-2012 at 06:54 AM by Suzan88
Originally Posted by carslo
I read this in a jelly roll book I bought and have started to use this method when cutting strips for any kind of quilt.
"If you have strips that have been cut selvage to selvage(WOF) along the crosswise grain (which most are as it is easiest), just cut the strips in half on the fold. This works well for a number of reasons.
- it helps keep fabrics on-grain and eliminates the bowing or curving that may occur when fabrics of differing thread counts are used.
Originally Posted by huntersgrammie
hi friends, i have a question unrelated to the mystery boxes so here goes, how many fat quarters to a yard of fabric. i am attempting to make a quilt with a block that requires only 3 different fabrics. the problem for me is that i don't know how to figure out how much fabric i need to make the quilt. the block is 10 1/2 inches unfinished with a center square 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 outer rectangles 4- 2 1/2 x 3 inches and 4 - 2 1/2 x 5 inches. with the trim being 2 - 1 1/2 x 4 1/2; 2- 1 1/2 x 6 1/2;
I saw a crazy quilt and it is sooo beautiful very victorian looking I love that style. Has anyone ever done a crazy quilt and are they to hard for a newbie to try one? Where could I find a pattern for one?
Originally Posted by laurajean9000
Hello, Anyone out there have the viking mega quilter? I had one for 5 yrs. and had very little use. The manual is not very good.
I did some stud on it. I have use masterpiece thread and it had bad thread delivery. The thread was coming from the top and was twisting on me. This caused tighter tension. The thread is straight-wind and should be feeding off from side.
Another thing!!!! When I used the walking foot, I was told never to go into reverse.
I did this once and it caused
Originally Posted by ladyinred
Here is the pattern for the twister christmas tree like I did it.
This one is done by using the mini twister tool (tool size is 2 ¼ by 2 ¼ )
After sewing all blocks and borders together, the size is 36 3/4 by 46 inches. (before cutting with the tool)
When all twister pieces are sewn together, it measures approx. 20 by 25 inches.(without Borders and Binding)
Now, you can add borders the size you like and finish your quilt the way you like.
Originally Posted by woody
I found out last week that my sister in law was in hospital, so last Sunday night I cut out the quilt, and I finished it today. I will mail it to her tomorrow. I used all the leftover purple fabric I had from another quilt plus a couple of extras. Her grandson's name is Hunter so I thought the pattern was very appropriate To save time I thought I would attach the binding both front and back by machine,using a decorative stitch, I'm really not thrilled with the way it turned out, it seaems
I'm new at quilting other than baby quilts using 6x8 blocks years ago. Now as a retired senior with plenty of spare time I'm wanting to really get into quilting. I have been purchasing material for the past few years in prep for these "retirement years". Now my problem is HOW to get started. I have enough material to share with 10 other quilters, lol, plenty of books with lots of hints yet nothing on how best to prepare my "stash" so I can decide what to use when ready to make
Originally Posted by love to quilt
I'm not sure if this is where I ask about a pattern that was on the right side panel of the opening page of the Quilting Board. It was last months free pattern, looked like ribbons going in a circle, was paper pieced with a variety of color. Do you know where I can get and print the pattern, what designed posted it, etc. Thanks for your help.