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  1. New, super easy and fancy way to machine bind your quilt

    by , 12-15-2011 at 10:15 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I meant to write my blog as www.mylifeasaquilter.blogspot.com. Sorry.
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  2. Quick Machine Binding with Flange

    by , 12-15-2011 at 10:12 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    A lady came in and taught this to use a few months back at a long arm quilters meeting and I thought I would share. I am one of those people who do hand binding but when you are in a hurry and you need binding done fast..this is the way!

    You will need two different colors for the binding strips
    You cut the outer edge 1 3/8 you cut the flange peice 1 5/8 (inches)

    Then sew them just like you would normal binding in one long strip ( short side ...to short side right
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  3. Batting for table runners?

    by , 12-15-2011 at 09:15 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltnutt View Post
    I am a HUGE fan of Thermore for table runners; so much so that I always have a queen size in the cupboard. I make lots of runners and placemats for our big Craft Fair in December. It is very thin and drapes well if you wish to make a tablecloth. I order from Connecting Threads when they have a batting sale. For regular quilts though, I use Hobbs fusible.

    Diana
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  4. Yet another quilting source

    by , 12-15-2011 at 07:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
    I'd never heard of this source but received a link in my email this morning. They have so many things but the difference in price between stores and there isn't that great.

    http://www.cutratecrafts.com/collect...141?s=8lYh9aKQ
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  5. T-Shirt Quilts- D.I.Y

    by , 12-15-2011 at 07:03 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ashbash91810 View Post
    This is BRILLIANT!!Great step by step instructions and such a great use of all those old t-shirts that you can't part with http://lovetosew.com/tshirtquilt.htm
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  6. Types of Batting

    by , 12-15-2011 at 04:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt View Post
    If you want weight to your quilt the add a layer of Warm & Natural with your Hobbs 80/20. Remember heavy quilts are much harder to wash and dry and can become uncomfortable.
    If you want to use wool, you will get a warm but lighter weight quilt. I suggest Hobbs Tuscany Wool or Quilters Dream wool batts. If you want a really high quality wool find alpaca batting. Alpaca is expensive but is a wonderful fiber to work with and quilts up like a dream!
    If you are wanting a fiber
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  7. My Carpenter's Star Pattern

    by , 12-15-2011 at 04:46 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by danmar View Post
    Hi everybody! I got several requests for the pattern for my Carpenter's Star so I am here to post it for everyone to enjoy!
    It's really quite a simple block to make, especially after you make the first one. Don't get me wrong though, I said simple, Not "Fast"! LOL I have made about 125 of these blocks so far. It took me all day when I first started. Now it takes me between 3 1/2 and 4 hours to make One. The pattern is made completely out of squares and half squares. If you
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  8. Types of Batting

    by , 12-15-2011 at 04:42 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt View Post
    If you want weight to your quilt the add a layer of Warm & Natural with your Hobbs 80/20. Remember heavy quilts are much harder to wash and dry and can become uncomfortable.
    If you want to use wool, you will get a warm but lighter weight quilt. I suggest Hobbs Tuscany Wool or Quilters Dream wool batts. If you want a really high quality wool find alpaca batting. Alpaca is expensive but is a wonderful fiber to work with and quilts up like a dream!
    If you are wanting a fiber
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  9. New method for machine BINDING

    by , 12-15-2011 at 04:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Sorry, I just sent a post that is titled New method for machine quilting but it's suppose to be for machine BINDING. It's my brain not working yet this morning. Go to my blog, it's the second post down to see this super awesome way to machine bind that really makes your binding stand out. www.mylifeasaquilter.blogspot.com.
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  10. Radiant Sunshine and Shadow Nine Patch

    by , 12-14-2011 at 04:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by dhanke View Post
    I started this quilt the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I'd been thinking about making it for my son for Christmas since April but procrastinated for a long time. We went to see my son and his family on December 9th, so I really put myself on a tight deadline, but I gotter done. This is the first quilt I've made from this pattern, it was very simple to make and the top goes together like a dream because the only seams you have to match are for the rows of blocks and those in the nine patch blocks.
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