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  1. Starting Up

    by , 03-19-2012 at 08:37 AM
    This weekend has been the start of me setting up ready to quilt for the first time. I went to the exhibition at Olympia, London on Saturday and got some really good ideas. I also got some beautiful material from http://www.sunflowerfabrics.com

    Then I got my machine. I have gone for a Brother to start with. So far so good. I also got the book Quilting for Dummies as this was recommended to me by a friend.

    My next step is to prewash all my material tomorrow as it will ...
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  2. borders

    by , 03-19-2012 at 07:21 AM
    good morning quilting world.

    I have a question what does everyone think. If I put a 6 inch border on top and bottom and a 3 inch on the sides will it look ok or not. It is on a tumbling block.
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  3. shortcut block

    by , 03-19-2012 at 05:15 AM
    This was posted some time back, I love it, so easy. My questions is -- how do I recalculate the size to come out to a
    9 1/2 " Block? Is there some formula for converting one size to another? Thanks for your help....

    Super shortcut block!

    I have never seen this before and I'm not sure if the author of this tutorial came up with it or borrowed it, but, it would make a super fast and cute quilt!

    http://googlyeyesandglitter.blogspot...are-trick.html
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  4. Frog Pond Card Table Playhouse

    by , 03-19-2012 at 04:32 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    I bought this great pattern from Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio and I've been going nuts making these. They require about a yard of fabric for each side and I decided to use my Joann's 50% off coupon and use the wider nylon so it only took two yards for the sides. Then I splurged on the top!! I added a kitty, butterflies and next will be flower boxes. I also made one out of camouflage material which was cut to look 3D. No "real" door for this one, just overlap the front pieces a little bit. ...
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  5. 3d Pinwheels -- WIP wall hanging

    by , 03-18-2012 at 07:05 PM (LeslieFrost -- life in the woods of NW Wisconsin)
    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost View Post
    I worked on handquilting this wall hanging today. I learned to make the 3d pinwheels at Guild meeting on Monday. I made one big one and four small ones. It is about 30 in. sq.

    Most of the fabrics are from Maywood. I bought the group last April at the Int'l Quilt Festival in Cincinnati.

    The binding will be solid pink, when I get that far! I handquilted the center block today, both the pinwheel and the sashes and cornerstones around it. My fingers are sore! But I'm really
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  6. Quilt - flour sack material...do I take to dry cleaners or not...before quiliting ?

    by , 03-18-2012 at 07:23 AM
    Please tell me ...I have flour sack quilt...do I take to dry cleaners before quilting? It is probably around 90 years old...found in attic when cleaning out my mothers home and think it was probably done by my Great Great Grandmother.....
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  7. basketweave

    by , 03-18-2012 at 07:01 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by vlrigdon View Post
    Spent some time at Hancock's of Paducah, and found this to make for a DGD wedding quilt - I don't need it till March 2013, but can't wait to start! This pattern just said buy me, and I thought these colors and patterns would go with nearly any decor she may choose. And I was lucky to find all of these on the $5.98 bolt ends table, too!
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  8. Stitch in the Ditch Janome Foot

    by , 03-18-2012 at 05:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by nantucketsue View Post
    From one Janome 4900 owner to another. Do you have any problem with the needle threader? The reason I ask is that I could never get it to work on my 6125 QC machine and I can't get it to work on the 4900. Either I am doing something wrong, or there is a fault with the mechanism, if you can call it that.
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  9. long arm quilting

    by , 03-18-2012 at 02:42 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf View Post
    I just bought a long arm and would like some support. How long does it take to get the hang of this? What sort of pattern is easiest to learn with? Any other advise would be wonderful.
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  10. Imperial Collection 6 - Asian fabrics

    by , 03-17-2012 at 07:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    The next colorway is called "Spring":
    I am looking for about 1/2 yard of the blue floweredfabric with gold shown in your blog. Would you perhaps have some to sell?
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