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  1. Why do our LQS Rip Fabric?

    by , 05-19-2016 at 01:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    The LQS justify the rip because it guarantees the "cut" is on the straight of grain. But in quilting, it does not matter because we all cut and use bias and off grain cuts. Also the fabric is so tightly woven, you can often not pull it into square anyway. Lastly, the manufactures often sloppily print on not straight of grain, and if you straighten it, your print will be off (this should not ever happen in expensive fabric that we are buying, but often does in cheap fabric.
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  2. I Made a Quilter's Tailor's Ham

    by , 05-19-2016 at 01:24 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    I Made this Quilter's Tailor ham as mentioned in another thread when discussing garment makers tailor's hams. I started a new thread because I thought others might not see it buried down in the answers.

    I got the Half Dowel Rod at the Lumber Store. I chose a 2 inch diameter rod and covered it with batting and heat resistant fabric that I use for hot pads. I made mine 60 inches long. I put my seams on it and iron on top of the curve to get a really flat seam like when you add a boarder
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  3. Made Snowman Apron for my 3yr old GD

    by , 05-19-2016 at 01:22 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    I'm new to forum, so this is my first picture to upload. Pardon the out of season project. Just wanted to see if I am sucessful and thought you would enjoy seeing the Apron I made my GD to bake Christmas Cookies in:

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  4. When Jane Was Blue->An Old Dear Jane

    by , 05-19-2016 at 01:15 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    This is my interpretation of Dear Jane. I made it in 2005/6 when I first started quilting. It helped me learn all the techniques of quilting and introduced me to friends who were attempting the same. I was an avid embroiderer and every other block is an embroidered "shadow". The back has a quilt design too. and it was a quilt as you go. All these things my quilt friends thought were weird (now much more common) but I was too dumb to know what was a standard quilting technique, and what
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  5. The African Queen Pattern by Anne Bastiste

    by , 05-18-2016 at 12:58 AM
    Does anyone know where I can purchase the pattern titled The African Queen by Anne Bastiste?
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  6. whats the best photo transfer brand?

    by , 05-17-2016 at 04:45 PM
    What's the best photo transfer brand to buy? I want something that will last and not fade for a label on the back of a quilt. Thank you in advance.
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  7. hankie quilt

    by , 05-17-2016 at 10:54 AM
    Have any of you used vintage hankies to make quilts? I am not into the hand work for a crazy type quilt, but want to use the old hankies, towels, and even pillow cases I have to make a quilt with vintage feel.
    I could use some suggestions. Thanks smart ladies.
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  8. Pattern help...

    by , 05-16-2016 at 08:29 AM
    Does anybody know the name of this quilt, or designer?
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  9. Gloves for FMQ

    by , 05-13-2016 at 07:10 AM
    I saw a post about wearing gloves while doing FMQ. Now that I sewed my finger I'm Wondering if I need those. Does anyone know where to find them? Whats been your opinion of them?
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  10. better free motion foot sought

    by , 05-09-2016 at 11:05 AM
    I saw a YouTube video of the Grand Quilter in action. The machine had a foot that looked to be the heaviness and quality of a long-arm machine. Mine came with the typical darning foot with the flat plastic bowl like bottom. Anyone know where to purchase a more industrial version?
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