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  1. New vintage featherweight

    by , 03-26-2012 at 06:49 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by 12yearrquilt View Post
    What is the first thing you do to a featherweight upon acquiring one? I have purchased a couple and do not know what to do first. I plan on using one for quilting and getting one ready for my Grandaughters birthday . I want to get them so I can sew with them.
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  2. Annette's 4Th Quilt for trade...quilted by Charisma

    by , 03-26-2012 at 02:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    Well you all have seen 3 other quilts that Annette sent me to quilt for her...in trade because she made me 5 quilts from scraps ..out of my own scraps.

    So this is the 4th quilt that I quilted for her...

    She is so genious! This quilt and also a few that she made for me...was made using register ( reciept) tape as foundation. She took all those tiny scraps sewed them onto rolls of reciept tape and then trimmed them to the size she wanted..isn't that a fabulous idea?
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  3. Daymon is ok N' Spent some Genealogy Time Today

    by , 03-26-2012 at 02:43 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    Daymon is the blonde twin and he is the one that fell off his bike and had to stay in the hospital over night recently. As you can see he is just fine again. You can see his pic in the post below this one.

    the boys will be 9 this next November. I can't believe how fast time flies and how much they grow up over night!


    My mom has been working on an autobiography of her life for her grands and great grands. Devon the dark haired twin asked her if she would write down ...
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  4. Hunter's Star

    by , 03-26-2012 at 10:26 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by roolen View Post
    I am glad that you found my TUT useful.



    Yes, I took them except where I told to my Russian friends about different international quilting news.
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  5. Summer trellis

    by , 03-26-2012 at 09:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette View Post
    This is another scrappy on it`s way to Charisma....it is called Summer Trellis.....found the pattern in the "Down Under Quilts Yearbook 2003" ...of course i did mine my way...lol used adding machine paper rolls to piece the scraps....i really love how it looks so i will be making another one eventually for myself.....lots of 1 and 1/2 " strips....thank you for looking!!
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  6. My 'new' Singer 301A LBOW

    by , 03-26-2012 at 08:51 AM
    On my quest to find a vintage singer that I could just set up, plug in and start sewing (no repairs), I have purchased another vintage singer machine, a 301A LBOW.

    I had read up on the 301 long before I had ever seen this ad on Craigslist so once I saw the ad, I went to check it out. This machine belonged to the seller's mom (they all belonged to someone's mom at some point, right?) who had passed away over one year ago so the seller brought it to his home from Arkansas and sat it ...
  7. New finishes

    by , 03-26-2012 at 05:17 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by kheliwud View Post
    I finished both of these quilts this weekend. Since my husband has been watching all the college basketball games, I have had plenty of time in the evenings to sew! Our son and his girlfriend served as quilt holders for these pictures.
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  8. Preparing Fabric

    by , 03-26-2012 at 04:12 AM
    I am new to quilting! But learning a lot from all of you, thank you. I am hearing from some local quilters that if you steam your fabric real well that you get the same effect if you were to wash it. Concerned about stinking. Have been using high quality cotton, but just recently bought some from Jo Ann Fabrics. Would love to just iron the fabric it this is true!

    Sharon/OH
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  9. cute pillow

    by , 03-25-2012 at 09:43 AM (microwave bowls)
  10. Colton Leo

    by , 03-25-2012 at 09:01 AM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    Colton and his big brothers Daymon and Devon came to stay with Grandma Rhonda and Papa this weekend. Cousin Rachel came too.

    Colton has been bopping around here having fun! He had a good time outside yesterday too but he tried to outrun Grandma! LOL Not a pretty sight to see Grandma run!!

    He's 15 mos now and climbing on and off things. Which is a stage I don't really like. We have a concrete floor and I constantly worry that they will fall and hit their heads until they ...
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