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  1. A couple more quilts from ube

    by , 05-19-2013 at 01:42 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Sending a few more quilt pictures out to the world! maybe!

    from given scraps
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    More scraps
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  2. Stumped looking for aqua and beige/brown print

    by , 05-18-2013 at 11:24 AM
    I held off on buying the aqua and brown/tan fabric I wanted to use on my next quilt, BIG MISTAKE. It's all gone!! I have called all the local shops looked extensively online. Does anyone know whether those colors will be restocked??? They seemed to be very popular. How do I find out what new fabric will be coming out from the manufacturers. I certainly hope they come back I love the spa colors.
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  3. I may be a lost cause

    by , 05-18-2013 at 05:21 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by meldmac View Post
    So I've given fmq a try and I can't seem to get it right at all. I even tried using a stencil and following the lines with my fmq foot and it went horribly. Just can't seem to get the hang of it. Only tried it for a short time , but I think I may stick to straight line quilting. Is it something that gets easier? Or is it one of those skills that you either have it or you don't?
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  4. Something about this ALWAYS brings the quilt police!

    by , 05-17-2013 at 04:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    Whenever I lay out a quilt, they all come running. What's up with this?
    Just finished my Diamond quilt using Kaffe Fasset fabrics. Trying to decide what to use for backing. This is for our CA King. Yes, it's big! I love sewing diamonds!
    Thanks for looking.

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  5. Finished the Sherbet quilt

    by , 05-16-2013 at 12:35 PM
    My Mom was so pleased with her Mother's day gift, I got a lot of practice with FMQ.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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