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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Family history quilt information

    by , 12-14-2011 at 03:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by dltaylor View Post
    Several members has asked how I made the family history quilts that I have listed. Here are my notes on the project, I hope they will be useful to anyone that can use them.

    Notes on Family History Quilt

    Supplies: Family Tree Panel (ordered on line from Hancock’s Fabrics or Chester County Quilting (http://store.chestercountyquilting.c...ree-panel.html) for around $7.00 per panel. The name of the panel is “Our Family Tree” quilt panel.
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  5. CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT **Just finished!

    by , 12-14-2011 at 10:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by suebee View Post
    This is the tree skirt I just finished today. I love the way it turned out and am looking forward to making more of these, in different color groups. I hope you like it. BTW...I quilted this on my shortarm w/ frame, using one layer of W&N batting. The pattern is called 'Skirting Christmas" by Far-Flung Quilts. Can be made as table topper as well, which if I had more time I would make a table topper to match. Maybe next year
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  6. A Christmas Poem writen by a Marine

    by , 12-14-2011 at 08:13 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by PensyDutch View Post
    Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone
    In a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone.
    I had come down the chimney with presents to give,
    And to see just who in this home did live.
    I looked all about, a strange sight I did see
    No tinsel no presents, not even a tree.

    No stocking by mantle, just boots filled with sand.
    On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.
    With medals and badges, awards of all kinds,
    A
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  7. Look Here for a Link to the Pictures Section Archive

    by , 12-14-2011 at 08:01 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sharin'Sharon View Post
    Patrice: What do I need to do so I can VIEW pictures? I've scanned so many areas of this board, checked my settings etc and I just don't know what to do. I enjoy SEEING the pics and not just READING the posts. Thank you so much.Sharon

    Updated 12-14-2011 at 08:09 AM by bigcat

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  8. Projects on Display in Quilt Fabric Stores...But....

    by , 12-14-2011 at 07:30 AM
    Hi,
    My Pet Peeve is when I visit many quilt fabric stores, I see a cute quilt or quilted project that inspires me, I ask, Do you have the pattern for this?
    90% of the time they don't have the pattern anymore, or it is no longer avaliable, ........Grrr*
    So why do they display such darling quilt projects that we can not make?
    Has this happened to any of you?
    I've even asked for the name of the quilt or project, they say, they can't remember or it was in a magazine ...
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  9. Quilting math problem - need help!

    by , 12-14-2011 at 04:31 AM
    When I see a pattern in a quilt magazine of perhaps a wall hanging and I like the pattern and would like to make a queen size (for example), how do I figure how to much more fabric to increase for the queen size quilt? Is there a formula? Also, I have seen calculators for quilters, would that show me how? Does anyone use one of those?
    Example: Wall hanging:Size 52 x 52 Fabric requirements: red batik 7/8 yd; cream texture 1 1/8 yd, etc...
    Queen Size: 80 1/2 x 80 1/2 for example...How ...
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  10. Fun gifts with fake fur

    by , 12-13-2011 at 08:19 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats View Post
    I know this isn't quilting or made with cotton fabrice but I just had to post this, it's an extra clever idea. Here are instructions for a great fake fur scarf, that looks really easy to make and sensational finished. And some fake fur cuffs for your gloves. These would make super cute, quick gifts.

    http://sew4home.com/projects/fabric-...-cuffed-gloves
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