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  1. Digitizing embroidery

    by , 11-18-2013 at 11:17 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by yorkie luv View Post
    I just bought a Janome embroidery machine MC350E. I'm really enjoying it. I would love to be able to digitize my yorkie photos into embroidery designs for a quilt. Is it difficult to do this and how pricey is the software.
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  2. just made great MEN'S CHRISTMAS GIFT

    by , 11-18-2013 at 11:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    couldn't think of a great man's gift, then it hit me!

    I took denim and 2 layers of insulabrite put that between 2 layers of denim,( right side down 2 insulabrite right side up). stitched 1/2" in and then an x cut into the 1/2" seam allowance. I also took the heavy side seam cut it 6" and put a loop in the corner. ran it thru the wash twice,
    all men need a pot holder that's masculine, this was it, I made them 10 x 10 a masculine size. And they're great for the
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  3. My design Nativity Scene Quilt 2013

    by , 11-18-2013 at 08:06 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by cherrio View Post
    well how nice. the church will be so pleased! is it for display or a raffle to make money for the church? really nice work either way!
    I just enjoy making them and give them to my church because the pastor and my church family seems to really love my work. Our church is only a few years old and the walls looked so bare to me. 2 years ago, I made a "Fruit of The Spirit" quilt and that started it all. LOL They keep asking for more! Next I made a "Lords Prayer", and I'm ...
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  4. My design Nativity Scene Quilt 2013

    by , 11-18-2013 at 07:54 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by amelia0607 View Post
    I just had to come back and look at this one again! It touches me very deeply.
    Thank you so much for your kind words.
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  5. Oh My all these different Xmas Trees

    by , 11-18-2013 at 05:45 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by BeckySt View Post
    I longarm quilted all these for a local client the first one is a table runner out of the book Ho Ho Ho Let it Snow, the second is a tree skirt and the last one is a wallhanging and the pattern is called Tall Trim the Tree, it has paper pieced and embroidery ornaments attached to buttons, don't have a picture of tree with both sets on it but might be able to get one tomorrow when I deliver another quilt, the ornaments really make the quilt. I had a lot of fun quilting things, everything is freehand.
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  6. Donated quilts and IRS

    by , 11-17-2013 at 05:26 AM
    Does anyone else make quilts specifically to donate? Last year I sent 30 quilts (twin bed size) and 15 pillows to a children's cancer support group and when I did my taxes (credit for donations) I was only able to deduct a few dollars for each quilt. Each quilt had at least $50 worth of materials without counting thread and time actually quilting and binding (and not counting the $130 postage to mail all the packages).

    This year I made 17 to give to my local children's hospital. ...
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  7. Country Blue--Help finding

    by , 11-16-2013 at 09:50 AM
    I have been looking everywhere for the now out of style country blue cotton material to make a quilt for my sister-in-law who only wants everything in country blue--any suggestions
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  8. More Recent Quilts

    by , 11-13-2013 at 12:11 PM
    The top quilt, which I called Irish Stars as it was an irish chain with stars, is the first one I actually finished, in 2008. I made it as a baby quilt for a friend - it's really big for a baby quilt, but this kid was the 5th kid and needed to be able to cuddle siblings as well as mom and baby! My first quilt still needs binding. I think I need to give up and give it away.Made the bottom quilt last year for a lady at church for her 99th birthday. She passed away last month and I miss her. ...
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  9. Pictures of Recent Projects

    by , 11-13-2013 at 11:55 AM
    My Quilt at the guild show, September 2013 It's called Rainbow connection as it is made of bits of projects i've made or pieces of fabric i've been gifted. Pattern is a variation of Now and Later that was in APQ last fall.

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  10. Finished quilt and pillows for Mom

    by , 11-13-2013 at 06:02 AM
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