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  1. Does anyone do embroidery by hand anymore?

    by , 07-26-2013 at 01:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo View Post
    Yes! YES! Hand embroidery is alive and well, and surviving heartily here in the St. Louis area. Got to have hand work watching the kids at a game, watching TV with the SO, waiting at the Dr.s or for any appointment, or just because it is so pretty. We have ladies who do red work by hand, and embroider quilt blocks! It is going stong here in MO! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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  2. Help please - Tumbling Blocks pattern (very confused!)

    by , 07-26-2013 at 09:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Hunter View Post
    Hello. I looked into making the tumbling blocks quilt and also the grandmother's garden quilt without Y seams. They used the strip piecing method. However, it looks like you end up with a vertical seam going down the middle of the top of each tumbling block! I don't know if I like that. You don't have that seam when you use the traditional method with Y seams. I don't know what I hate more -- the extra seam, or making Y seams!!!
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  3. Turtles everywhere!

    by , 07-26-2013 at 06:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianGirl View Post
    I have been working on this for months...I am a "follow the pattern" person and this required a little more creative piecing and then garment construction (the jacket is lined and the collar added) The original pattern had the Turtles and "stained glass" sewn onto a sweat shirt (no lining, no collar, turtle images supplied, suggested sizes for panels and layout). Anyhow, I'm glad its done and I can move onto something new!
    Debbie, this is for you. Love this
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  4. My Longarm is skipping stitches

    by , 07-25-2013 at 05:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by aborning View Post
    The past 2 weeks I quilted two quilts--but with frustration. I would be quilting and then get to a certain spot and it would start giving me long skipped stitches and then switch back to regular stitching. The skipped stitches occured only when moving in a horizontal direction. My husband looked at the cabling while I was quilting and watching the cords and moving them around and we got them placed to where it wouldn't do it. But every new time I go to use the machine, it does the same thing.
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  5. quilter at heart

    by , 07-25-2013 at 08:31 AM
    Well had a busy week, first did some ordering, 6 bolts of 60" wide PFD fabric for dyeing. Then ordered a spin dryer for my dye studio, Have the Panda washer already. Also ordered some dyes, have all the paints, inks, and what not that I could ever need.
    I also got a folding table 2X5 feet, it fits perfect in my little shed, now have the perfect place to sit and paint, the counter top and laundry sink are just right for dyeing, have 2 shelves under to store buckets and a couple of plastic ...
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  6. Day & Night in Black & Pink

    by , 07-25-2013 at 07:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    Here's another beauty from Doris. I do wish the pink fabric would have shown better in the pictures. It is a light pink, but much richer than the pictures show. This is a large (107 x 107) quilt. Doris and I chose Hobbs Poly batting to help keep the quilt weight down. Even though I custom quilted this top I was able to quilt from inside the left border all the way across the top to just inside the right border. I used pink thread throught the body of the quilt and was amazed that it did not
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  7. 12 fan table runner pattern

    by , 07-25-2013 at 07:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Gladygirl View Post
    I saw Eleanor Burns make what she called THE 12 FAN TABLE RUNNER on RFD tv today--have searched all thru her website and can't find the pattern. Does anyone have it or know where to get it? Google didn't bring up anything either so I'm stumped. Wanted to make some for Christmas gifts. Thanks for any help.
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  8. Some pictures of my quilts

    by , 07-25-2013 at 07:03 AM
    Hi,
    I am new here and these are pictures of quilts I have made.

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    This quilt was made for my youngest son when he was 18 years old (he is now 24).
    One side is in sashiko because he was at the University studying english and japonese.
    The other side is made with fabrics I bought for half and hand-dyed by myself for the other half.
    My son said to me exactly what he wants and I made it
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  9. Marie's quilt...........

    by , 07-24-2013 at 05:29 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma View Post
    This is my friend, Marie's, quilt....... isn't it gorgeous. She made it, about 90%, at our quilt retreat. I knew it would be SCRUMPTIOUS! She designed it, machine embroidered the flowers and I quilted. The quilt measures 78 x 99" and those little blocks are 1 1/2" square!!!! The batting is Warm and White and I used Metro Embroidery thread. The quilt is very pastel.....I had to enhance the colors so we could see the quilting.

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  10. Batik Courthouse Steps

    by , 07-24-2013 at 09:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wanabee Quiltin View Post
    I took a class in November of 2011 at a LQS. I had bought about 25 FQ's over the years at their sales so I did not have to go and buy anything but the pattern and the black fabric for the centers and the border. It is not difficult to make but you do have to make sure the color choices/fabrics all match with the row ahead and beside it. I did not have anywhere to lay the quilt down comfortably so I really didn't enjoy making it as much as I do others. I took it away with me this past winter
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