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  1. Scrappy Baby Quilt - WIP

    by , 07-18-2012 at 10:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    Really nice, love the bright colors!!!!
  2. Buying a New Janome

    by , 07-18-2012 at 07:21 AM
    I have a Janome MC6600 and need a second machine. I do a lot of free motion embroidery and thread-painting......................which means if I want to just do regular stitching I have to set up the machine. Since I don't have big blocks of time to spend sewing, I hate to give up the time setting up the machine for the different sewing I do.......................

    I definitely want another Janome. This will be my last machine for awhile and will give me a total of 3 machines......... ...
  3. charmar100

    by , 07-17-2012 at 04:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by charmar100 View Post
    I just got my Baileys Pro 17 a week or so ago and had all kinds of problems with it. It turned out to be the thread kept coming out of the lifter and then that took it out of the tension springs. I was so frustrted I wanted to send the machine back. Then my husband put shrink tubing on the lift and it started working. I was able to quilt all weekend. I decided to practice again this evening before I put a real quilt top on the frame and now, the machine will not sew. It runs and I can pull
  4. Dear Jane - E for Eureka!! Row E is done

    by , 07-17-2012 at 01:38 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Lots of fun and different techniques here. Invented a new method for the narrow strips in E 7 & E 9 that I will use often! So now, before I begin Row F, I will do some of the Left side triangles!
    Thanks, as always, for looking!

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  5. International Patriotic Challenge

    by , 07-17-2012 at 01:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Awwwwwwwwwww there's true love in the Mr and Mrs Jenniky home!

    Speaking of which ... any word on your NEW Home Sweet Quilting Home?
  6. Sisters Quilt Show 2012

    by , 07-17-2012 at 10:30 AM
    What a beautiful show - at least until the downpour started! My quilting friend and I were on our way to Bend right before it happened.

    We were able to spend the morning looking at beautiful quilts - there was a light breeze so it didn't feel too hot. I have pictures of about 50 quilts that I took.

    I like to take a picture of the label, then a picture of the whole quilt, then any close-ups. Since I have the label I have the story about the quilt and that is almost as ...
  7. fussy cutting when material is not straight

    by , 07-17-2012 at 08:56 AM
    I bought a cupcake quilt kit. There are 8 cupcake blocks to cut.

    But when I put my 7-1/2" square over then they are not straight. The material is katty-cornered. How do I get the material straight so my squares cut out right with a 1/4" seam?

    Any help will be greatly appreicated.
  8. A parcel of triangles and unusual blocks bought from Ebony Love has arrived!

    by , 07-17-2012 at 07:10 AM
    I got a parcel in the post yesterday from Ebony Love (quilt designer) after she decided to offer fabrics from her 'orphans' pile which included lots of triangles, a bag of strips and blocks that she had acquired but no longer had time to use, so now I've got to decide what to do with it all. I love getting scraps from other quilters. On a guild retreat I took everything bar the kitchen sink with enough fabric for a quilt or purses and lots of other options because I'd never been there before and ...

    Updated 07-17-2012 at 07:13 AM by Suzan88

  9. It's raining - Again!

    by , 07-17-2012 at 06:48 AM
    It's pouring down. The squirrels are wet through, the Mourning Doves are too but they don't seem to care as they are intent on finding the sunflower seeds I've scattered.
    At least the thunder and lightning storms have passed. It was quite spectacular the other evening; so spectacular I retreated to a windowless bedroom in the basement in case a tree came down on the house. It's great weather to be quilting, so that's what I'm going to do.

    Updated 07-17-2012 at 06:54 AM by Suzan88 (spelling)

  10. How to avoid bows/curves in your strips for bargellos and anything strippy

    by , 07-16-2012 at 01:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    I read this in a jelly roll book I bought and have started to use this method when cutting strips for any kind of quilt.

    "If you have strips that have been cut selvage to selvage(WOF) along the crosswise grain (which most are as it is easiest), just cut the strips in half on the fold. This works well for a number of reasons.

    - it helps keep fabrics on-grain and eliminates the bowing or curving that may occur when fabrics of differing thread counts are used.
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