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  1. Ready to start on my second lap quilt

    by , 02-29-2012 at 12:53 PM (annthreecats ~~~my blissful crafting journey~~~)
    I have a lot of squares leftover from the first quilt I made and I told my DD that I would make another and give it to her. I did buy some new fabrics to freshen up the look a little. There weren't enough of the lighter colors leftover for hers, so I bought some new light colors to add from and I received my order today. I will start sewing this weekend.

    I have been knitting the last couple of weeks. I'm making two knitted hats to give away at my family reunion and ...
  2. Snow!!

    by , 02-29-2012 at 12:36 PM (LeslieFrost -- life in the woods of NW Wisconsin)
    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost View Post
    Now, this is how it's supposed to look here! But it hasn't much this winter. Good day to stay inside and have leftover chili for supper, after playing with fabric all afternoon. Hubby is outside on his ATV with the plow blade on it, playing!

    You can see that I did not venture out to take these pics, just opened the door and stuck the camera out -- I'm a chicken, and I like to keep my feet warm.
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  3. A modern baby quilt

    by , 02-29-2012 at 08:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by dhanke View Post
    I made this quick little baby quilt for a darling young couple that I sold a home to last fall. Their little boy was born earlier this month. I used Sharon Craig's layer em up book for the pattern. I made my own layer cake from leftover fabrics that I used in my crumb quilt backing, as I cut the squares for the backing I also cut 10 inch squares for my homemade layer cake.
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  4. Maggie's Crochet Books

    by , 02-29-2012 at 06:45 AM
    I just bought the lastest Maggie's Crochet Slippers book on Amazon for 1/2 price and with the S/H fees I got it for less than the price on Maggie's Site. I learned to check Amazon FIRST!!!
  5. March 2012 Doll Quilt Swap Partner List

    by , 02-29-2012 at 06:39 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Who's ready for Quilty Chaos?
    Sharpen those needles!
    Rev your engines ...
    Load those bobbins ...
    Here we go!

    978gray Abdconsultant
    Abdconsultant 978gray
    AKdaffyodil Hobbycat1955
    Allie Annies-Best
    Almond Boop56
    Alu_Rathbone Kwiltcrazy
    Annies-Best Allie
    Brenda21 Donna H-M
  6. Choosing a name for your quilt is SEW important.

    by , 02-28-2012 at 07:07 PM
    Choosing a name for your quilt is SEW important.
    Love and care goes into each quilt. Each stitch, each piece of carefully chosen fabric takes time to lovingly create a baby quilt. Why not take time to name your quilt? To keep a quilt part your family, an heirloom, the name becomes important.
    Quilts stand the test of time, and so it will continue to bring warmth for years to come. The name for the quilt should be given great consideration.
    You can choose from unusual names, ...
  7. easy quilt idea

    by , 02-28-2012 at 06:18 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer View Post
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    I think it's called "Georgia" something. My sister sent it to me. I promised her a quilt, and asked if there was any style in particular that she'd like, and she sent me this. Apparently found it in a magazine (with no pattern). I suppose I could make up a pattern, but it would be nice to have a real one. Anyone?

  8. Flesh or skin tone fabrics

    by , 02-28-2012 at 05:01 PM
    I have been all over the internet as well as all over town trying to find quilt quality fabrics in a flesh tone for making people appliques. I cannot find anything. I know it exists somewhere and you guys are the right group to ask for help in finding a line or store that sells this caucasion blush/peachy type skin tone fabric.
    thank you guys
  9. Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    by , 02-28-2012 at 04:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post

    I just tried the chopstick with an eye bolt on the end. The thread got caught in the opening of the eye. So I tried more binder clips. Here is the pictures of what I came up with. The binder clip holds the chopstick to the spool pin, but it was moving back and forth as the thread is pulled through. I fixed that by putting paper around the spool pin to tighten the binders's grip on the pin. Miriam, I think I like this better than the suction cup. Thanks for the idea.
  10. Starting A Quilt

    by , 02-28-2012 at 01:27 PM
    Whether you are a veteran quilter or a “newbie” just ready to begin your first baby quilt, like any great craftsman, having the right tools for the job and knowing how and when to use them is important to the success of your project.

    In my family quilting has been passed on from generation to generation. As a result, the new ideas and techniques, along with innovative tools and shortcuts have been passed on from one to another, so that the craft can continue to develop. Always ...
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