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  1. Becoming a long arm quilter

    by , 04-13-2012 at 07:59 AM
    I just bought a long arm machine Pfaff Grand Quilter 18.8 and Inspira quilt frame. It is all still boxed up. Does anyone have any tips on getting started with this rig?
  2. Fabric cuts

    by , 04-13-2012 at 05:42 AM
    Can anyone tell me what is a candy bar and what is a brick. I think a brick is a stack of cake layers. Thanks for the help. S
  3. Civil War

    by , 04-12-2012 at 05:17 AM
    Does anybody know where I could get a quilt pattern for a Civil war quilt I have all this material I would like to make one up in that .
    Thanks Maxine
  4. "Tips Page"

    by , 04-12-2012 at 05:02 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by CharlottsQuilts View Post
    Does anyone have any tips on making continuous bias binding? I know I did it years ago, but I am having difficulty, even with a book in front of me? I found a tutorial that requires yet another special ruler, which I have plenty of! Also to whoever gave the tip on using the waffle type of shelf lining to put under your presser foot, THANK YOU. Works great, and I have had tried a number of things. This one really works.
    I hope I'm doing this right. Watched the bias video you were given. Here's ...
  5. April 12, 2012 - Hanging Sleeve for Quilts

    by , 04-11-2012 at 11:32 PM
    I have always wondered how to figure out how much give to have in a quilt hanging sleeve. I will have to look for the video again, on youtube, but there were some great directions there.

    Basically, cut a 8" wide piece of fabric the appropriate length for the quilt to be hung. Fold wrong sides together and press along the long side.

    Fold each end in and stitch so there will be a finished edge on both ends.

    Now, flip the fabric so the right sides are ...
  6. April 11, 2012 - A Busy Quilting Day

    by , 04-11-2012 at 11:27 PM
    I started my day working at the preschool for a friend. It's a great way to start any day. The kids are always excited for a different person in the classroom.

    After work, it was back home for lunch and to let my two dogs outside - I hate cleaning up messes when they are left too long - they are getting old and aren't always real good about holding it.

    After lunch, I was able to get together at the local quilt shop to work on my "Rick Rack Nines" quilt. I have ...
  7. ♥ Recipes to Try

    by , 04-11-2012 at 03:50 PM (Craftybear Den)
  8. Looking for Civil War Pin Cushion

    by , 04-11-2012 at 01:23 PM
    Our local Historical Society is having a Civil War exhibition. There are a number of references to what the "ladies at home" were sending in care packages to the soldiers. Apparently these packages included pin cushions. Does anyone know what a Civil War era (1860s) pin cushion looked like? (One that would have been sent to soldier).
  9. home spun fabric

    by , 04-10-2012 at 02:30 PM
    I have received several pieces of homespun fabrics various sizes, colors, etc. What would be a good pattern to use this type fabric in? (I am trying the bulls eye - circle...) we will see if I can do it - a lot of work and welll... Anway - anyone know how this fabric was used before and what style/pattern it is? Most of mine is checks, strips, typical homespun look. Any suggestions would be helpful.
  10. vintage machine display

    by , 04-10-2012 at 12:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs View Post
    Some of you asked to see the outcome of my downsized stash so that I would have room for my vintage machines (and left over stash)-----I am not done organizing yet (will I ever be?) The last picture are of some I need to work on yet.....I do have 5 in cabinets that I did not show.....
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