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  1. HEEELLLPPP - Pattern Selection

    by , 04-13-2012 at 11:15 AM
    I apologize, I've only don't this a couple times and I have no clue what I'm doing.

    I am making a lap size quilt for my aunt. Thought it would be fun to find a bunch of different fabrics to represent the "loves" of the members of her family (i.e. volleyball, music, pigs, frogs, racing, etc.) So all of the fabrics are different, most seem to have a black background but not all. But they are all kinds of colors.

    I can't figure a good pattern to use to combine ...
  2. Aaqi challenge for qb members (first annual?)

    by , 04-13-2012 at 10:17 AM (LeslieFrost -- life in the woods of NW Wisconsin)
    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost View Post
    In honor of the 10,000th little quilt donated to AAQI, and in honor of the upcoming 3rd Anniversary of the QB Doll Quilt Swap, QB members are challenged to create and donate, collectively, 250 little quilts to AAQI. The time period for this Challenge is Jan. 1, 2012 to July 30, 2012, for quilts registered with AAQI during that time period.

    AAQI is the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. It was founded in 2006 by Ami Simms, a quilter in Michigan. AAQI is entirely run by volunteers, so
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. "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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. ♥ Recipes to Try

    by , 04-11-2012 at 03:50 PM (Craftybear Den)
  10. 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).
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