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  1. Old Style Quilting

    by , 06-21-2012 at 09:27 AM
    Hi to all! I am new at this and am looking for answers to something. My grandma started a quilt but she did it with newspapers on the back. Like I said, a newbie here but needed to know how to go about continuing her quilt with the newspapers. You see, she died before I was born and I would like to finish her blanket. It's special to me. Anyway, do I leave the newspapers on or exactly what do I need to do? Thank you for all of you that offer help on this.
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  2. An Amish Rainbow to celebrate Summer

    by , 06-21-2012 at 05:29 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    My early quilting projects were often inspired by the Amish. I haven't visited that in so long, I thought it was time. These brights certainly hit the spot! In drafting this, I was bound and determined to have the border fit perfectly and I wanted to make sure that each corner was different. It's a good thing I like playing with numbers.

    Happy summer to all. Here in Maine we are starting out with a couple days in the 90's - and the high was only 63 yesterday!
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  3. Quilts for Rosie - Weekly Paper Pieced Sampler Quilt Along

    by , 06-21-2012 at 05:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia Faye View Post
    Please join us in a Weekly Paper Pieced Sampler Quilt Along working through Carolyn Cullinan McCormick's book Quilts for Rosie - Paper Piecing Patterns from the '40s published by Kansas City Star Books. There are 20 paper pieced blocks in this quilt. You will need to purchase the book to be able to participate. The book retails for approximately $25.95 and is available online at Amazon.com, HomespunHearth.com, EBAY, Joann.com and Quiltfabricstore.com. No patterns or tutorials will be provided
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  4. declared war on my scrap bag: resulting reversible QAYG quilt

    by , 06-21-2012 at 05:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by postal packin' mama View Post
    Completely reversible king-size quilt; both sides are made totally from scraps.

    I used Warm & Natural batting. It's a bit heavy as it's got so many (thousands,
    it seemed!) seam allowances enclosed so it's nice to be able to "change" the quilt
    by just turning it over.



    This one is "Buggy Wheels". I used white sashing and white binding on this side.
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  5. A good day of quilting with friends

    by , 06-20-2012 at 11:01 PM
    I spent six hours at my local quilt shop quilting with friends. It has been a few weeks since I had been and it was good to catch up with everyone.

    I had a stack of flannel sample squares that were given to me to make some charity quilts with. I have made one, and was able to decide on and cut out two more. There was enough that one of my friends purchased the rest of it to make one for herself. I now have money to give to the group to spend on supplies for more quilts!
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  6. need packing advice

    by , 06-20-2012 at 12:56 PM (New Moda BOM "Spring Bouquet")
    We are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary with a first trip to Ireland for 2 weeks. We have decided to "travel light" and take only one carry-on each. I have always overpacked for trips in the past, and have sworn to learn how to get by with less. Can anyone help me with suggestions? Has it worked for you or is it worth it to lug a bigger suitcase? We are renting a car and will be in and out of many hotels, so wanted to make it easy on ourselves. Thanks in advance!
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  7. Minnesota Fabric 2011

    by , 06-19-2012 at 06:45 PM
    I am trying to get some of the Minnesota Shop Hop 2011 Fabric, would like either the border fabric or the overall scenic print. Would like a yard of either. Anyone have some hidden away?
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  8. ♥ Quilting Tutorial Links

    by , 06-19-2012 at 12:54 PM (Craftybear Den)
    I love surfing online and making a list of the Quilting Tutorials that I find online.

    http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/...als/index.html

    http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/p/tutorials.html

    Updated 07-03-2012 at 10:59 AM by craftybear

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  9. Dear Jane - Deesaster and Fixed

    by , 06-19-2012 at 12:39 PM
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    We have for your viewing pleasure today's offerings: D9, Triangle Top 8, and D10-OCrap followed by D10 remade. D10 OCrap took 4 hours yesterday but the remake took 5 1/2 hours today!! Those darn little HST on the corners. Course if I'd cut them bigger would have been fine but I was limited to the amount of fabric I had. Time for shower and lunch (or maybe the vice versa as it is 1:30pm)

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  10. ♥ Vintage Sewing Machines Cleaning & Tips

    by , 06-19-2012 at 12:34 PM (Craftybear Den)
    I love surfing online to find cool links for all of us to enjoy. I am now finding looks about cleaning old vintage sewing machines.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com/20...from-skip.html
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