I am new to quilting. A friend of my has collected Men's handerchiefs over the years. Most of the newer ones are made of polyester. He would like these put into a quilt, but not sure how sew polyester, cotton, and blended fabric together. Also what kind material can be used for sashing, binding and backing. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
June 7th at Windy Ridge Cottage;
I have not posted much in the last weeks, as I have been really, really busy running around and around! I feel like I am going in circles and will soon see my own back side if I do not slow down, but it has been so much fun.
My first big change, is that we have bought a new house, and I am in the midst of changing many things in the house, like carpet out, bamboo in. So far I have the bamboo flooring in the studio, hall and my bedroom. Many
When I went to the Paducah quilt show this year, I got 8 box's of Polar Notions mini bolts. I have been wrapping my fabric on them and oh my I can get so much more fabric stored in the same space and so much nicer looking, and easy to get to. I really really like these mini bolts!!!
I have my new room arranged well enough now that I can get some sewing done. Still have lots of things to move over here from the other house, but no worries I can work on a project again, and that is
I have finished my first quilt small one...I want to make my husband a jimmy buffett quilt any ideas where to get material?
Originally Posted by J Miller
OK, I scanned in the three wiring diagrams I have.
>The first one is a generic drawing that applies to most machines. It's fairly easy to follow. If you refer to it when you look at the two Singer diagrams it might help.
>The second one is the diagram to the 221 series machines. It shows how the block on the machine and the cord is wired. The biggest difference between the 221 and other Singers is the 221 has a separate switch between the block and the light. Most other Singers
I just seen precuts for Petite Odile at Craft Town Fabrics on sale 1/2 price I already placed my order just thought I would share. jelly rolls were 19.50 each. A great deal it is a fairly new line of fabric.
Originally Posted by mdall
I am almost completely mortified to post this but here it goes. I was in need for a gift for a friend who collects elephants and also sews. After some help from a board member I finally got a pattern for a stuffed elephant and decided to make a pincushion. I was so excited to make this but knew that it may be a challenge for me since I still have not mastered sewing curves or using very small pieces. So today I sat down determined to complete this. After about two hours of sew and rip, sew
I am thinking of making a memory quilt for my niece's wedding. Is anyone familiar with an ink product that will be permanent and is easy to use with a rubber stamp? I have heard of Speed Ball ink.. Any and all comments will be greatly appreciated as the wedding is in July...and I must get started. Thank you.
Originally Posted by Laura in Montreal
Is quilting a hobby or an art? In a conversation about retirement plans with a non-quilter, I mentioned that I plan on doing a degree in Fine Arts (Fabric Arts) to help me with my quilting. The utter astonishment of the non-quilter threw me for a loop. He asked why I would go to the trouble of getting a university degree “just for some old hobby.” I love traditional quilts because they comfort me, but I also like unconventional ones, having been influenced by Beth and Jeffrey Gutcheon’s The Quilt