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  1. Miss Sandra loves the material too much to cut it.

    by , 11-07-2011 at 06:47 PM
    Just think how much more you would love the beautiful material if it were a quilt!
    Go for it.
  2. Gee's Bend Quilt

    by , 11-07-2011 at 06:05 PM
    I just finished a reproduction of "Lazy Girl" Gee's Bend quilt. I've looked at pictures of the originals and am not sure how to quilt it. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  3. Scrappy with some movement

    by , 11-07-2011 at 04:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by nanabirdmo View Post
    I found this pattern on the QUILTERS CACHE. One of the best places to browse free blocks. I am trying to make a dent in my scrap tub so will be posting a few of these scrappy projects.
    I haven't posted in a while. Been out of the quilting zone. LOL. But I am back and with the advent of autumn I hope to be working on other projects.
  4. ARGH! Invisible thread

    by , 11-07-2011 at 04:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by tristansnana View Post
    Am I the only one who has a real problem with invisible thread? Nests of thread on back, thread tightening until it snaps, etc. This last time I used it, I read all the info I could find. Put thread behind machine on one of those cone thread holders, adjusted my Janome 4800's tension to 0, slowly threaded machine, Bottom Line in bottom, size 70 needle, put on zig-zag plate, adjust pressure dial to 2, set machine to it's slowest speed setting...did all the right things. Actually the appliques
  5. Quilt as you go circles

    by , 11-07-2011 at 04:26 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by abdconsultant View Post
    This can be any size
    very easy
    sew circles right sides together
    turn right sides out
    then stitch together in a row
    next sew the rows together
    Fun and easy.
    Batting is optional.
  6. Howdee From Beautiful Kentucky!!

    by , 11-07-2011 at 03:18 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gimlet_2001 View Post
    Ive been lurking for awhile on the old board and the new. I have to say that there are so many tallented poeple here and soooo willing to help out with tips and hints. Do you know how hard that is to find now a days?? You all are so special. Maybe some of your talent will rub off on me. :-)
    My name is Betty aka Jimsgimlet. I Have two children one with CP, still at home. He is such a joy and takes up 99% of my time. I also have a wonderful husband who has put up with fabric hoarding, stray/loose
  7. I love this fabric so much I don't want to cut it

    by , 11-07-2011 at 01:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by MissSandra View Post
    What a delilma, I do love this fabric I have had it for quite a few years, still i'm afraid i'll cut it wrong and
    mess it up. I just so much want perfection when its nearly impossible for me to achieve. I cant think of how many times I have pulled it out and looked pondered and put it back
    do you feel that way about your fabrics or do you just go for it.

    Happy Quilting, Sandra
  8. ♥ Craftybear Den: Everyone Have a Nice Day!

    by , 11-07-2011 at 12:38 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sawsan View Post
    Crafty u know i like u, but hate the board new looking , size page, black charcole frame, changing titles, dificult navigation, chatting room, am losing my intersted any already but won't loose good friends and i will fight to the end.
    Ok i am feeling asleep now cause it's mid night already even if i can watch Tv it's the max that i can do or writing 4 u
  9. hoosierinTexas

    by , 11-07-2011 at 11:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierintexas View Post
    I am originally from Indiana but have lived in Texas for the last 28 years. I have been sewing and quilting since I was 8 years old. I recently graduated from UT but got diagnosed with breast cancer this past June. I am finishing my last treatment of chemotherapy. I want to make a landscape quilt for the brick wall just outside my front door with maybe 3 smaller quilts hanging in front. I would love suggestions on what to use to make the quilts (canvas/oilcloth?) and how to protect them from the
  10. like Unread Topics

    by , 11-07-2011 at 10:56 AM
    I was a die-hard read from Unread Topics gal. I was very unhappy to hear that it would no longer be available. I saw a post from one of our members and canít recall who that was. Their tip was to scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Archive in the Contact Us menu bar. Then choose the Forum/Section that you want to read from. As you read the posts in that Section, your computer changes the color of it. Then you can move to the next Thread that has not yet changed color. This really ...
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