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  1. Wedding quilt - signing fabric

    by , 05-16-2013 at 08:05 AM
    I am making a quilt for a friends wedding. In stead of using a guest book, she is going to have her guests sign a piece of fabric. I will be incorporating these pieces into the quilt. My question is, what type of ink, pen, crayon should I have her use? I have fabric paint pens, but I am afraid they will be too messy.
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  2. OLD long arm...

    by , 05-16-2013 at 05:09 AM
    I am looking at a 20 yr old gammill long arm. Would it be a good investment for $3000.00? I have seen TinLizzie but what I have seen, would be a mistake. The best in a new one under $10K is a Baby Lock. I want to not spend so much that I have to quilt for other piecers, then I would not get to have fun doing my own.
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  3. woodless color pencils

    by , 05-15-2013 at 08:31 PM
    I just met a gal who had taken a class in woodless color pencils. They had used them on all kinds of fabric and us fabric medium to set the color. Does anyone have the instructions as to how to do this?
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  4. Two colors - two 4-patches

    by , 05-15-2013 at 03:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by labeelady View Post
    I came up with a way to make two 4-patches with two squares of fabric. It's similar to the method used in the Missour Star Quilt Co's video, but I used two different fabrics which result in two similar 4-patch blocks.

    Determine the size of finished block you want, then add 1/2" to allow for the 1/4" seams. In my case, I used 4-1/2" blocks that resulted in two 4" 4-patches.

    First step: Select two contrasting fabrics, place right sides together, then
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  5. Dearth of interesting fabrics

    by , 05-15-2013 at 12:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    In some ways, I have had similar experiences as the original poster. I've been super excited to have the day off, have extra spending money, and make a long trek to a fabric store, only to hunt and hunt and hunt for something to buy. I chalked it up (mostly) to being in a quilting slump. But I am also a quilter that does not have young children in my immediate circle of family and friends and thus I pass by on all the kiddie stuff.

    As for the inspiration part, I have found that
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  6. Paper Piecing Search

    by , 05-15-2013 at 04:13 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by norwalkgma View Post
    New to paper piecing and looking for advice on good source for patterns (preferably free). Have searched Google and no luck for entwined wedding rings - please help
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  7. My Daughter pieced it and I quilted it

    by , 05-15-2013 at 02:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    My daughter pieced this Card Tricks quilt, it originally was only 9 blocks and supposed to be a small lap quilt but she changed the layout. made extra blocks, then set them on point, added the triple sashing and it finished up a nice size quilt.

    I told her I would quilt it for her, took me 2 days to do all the stitch in the ditch and 8 days to complete the top. The quilting was all done freehand on my Pfaff Expressions 3.0 sewing machine.
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  8. Wavy quilt finally finished

    by , 05-14-2013 at 02:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    Very nice! Isn't it funny how those quilt scraps breed when left in a room by themselves!
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  9. Two colors - two 4-patches

    by , 05-14-2013 at 12:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by labeelady View Post
    I came up with a way to make two 4-patches with two squares of fabric. It's similar to the method used in the Missouri Star Quilt Co's video, but I used two different fabrics which result in two similar 4-patch blocks.

    Determine the size of finished block you want, then add 1/2" to allow for the 1/4" seams. In my case, I used 4-1/2" blocks that resulted in two 4" 4-patches.

    First step: Select two contrasting fabrics, place right sides together, then
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    Updated 05-14-2013 at 12:14 PM by labeelady (correct spelling)

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  10. Quilting Looms for Machine Quilting

    by , 05-14-2013 at 11:37 AM
    Yesterday I read where there are looms you can purchase that your sewing machine is able to ride down tracks in order to quilt your piece. Does anyone have any experience with any of these? Would you recommend the one you have? Thanks!
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