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  1. Which way to press...

    by , 03-01-2013 at 05:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I have been quilting for many decades and have almost without exception pressed open. Choose the methods that suit you. I doubt anyone told any of the famous painters they used the wrong brush stroke.
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  2. Which way to press...

    by , 03-01-2013 at 05:51 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I have been quilting for many decades and have almost without exception pressed open. Choose the methods that suit you. I doubt anyone told any of the famous painters they used the wrong brush stroke.
    I like the way you think.
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  3. Help is needed!

    by , 03-01-2013 at 03:28 PM (Great site)
    I need tips, ideas, suggestions. I'm getting ready to quilt a baby quilt for my niece. I want to quilt straight lines on a diagonal about 2" apart. What is the easiest way to make sure I sew straight lines across the entire quilt. I don't know if I dare use washable markers or pencils
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  4. Quilt Closet Reorganization

    by , 02-28-2013 at 07:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by michelleoc View Post
    I've reorganized my fabric closet. Next comes the sewing room!Name:  rolling shelf before.jpg
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Size:  171.6 KBThis is heading into the closet before I started work, but after I had cleaned everything up off the floor so I wouldn't have to pole vault into it. This is my first attempt at putting pictures in, I hope I can make it work!
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  5. Crazy Quilts Instructins

    by , 02-28-2013 at 03:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sue38 View Post
    nygal - Hi, I am also a NY girl from Brooklyn originally. I have been saving all the materials to make a Crazy Quilt for which I have been longing to start, and I believe I have all I will ever need. My biggest problem is I am unable to find a pattern, a template or anything having to do with a crazy quilt. You would never believe all the quilt magazines and books I have and not one of them have clear instructions to make a crazy quilt. Can you help me? I will pay for any instructions etc.
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  6. Air Force Quilt

    by , 02-28-2013 at 12:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by jerryl746 View Post
    Here is another new guy. I am new at the craft and I am getting better. The attached photo is my second quilt, my first was a lap quilt from a pattern. The Air Force Quilt is of my own design. I designed it, appliqued it, pieced it, quilted it & bound it. It is a Queen Size (90 X 108). I named it "Off we go into the wild blue yonder." I will put more info in my profile about myself.
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  7. Examples

    by , 02-28-2013 at 10:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by McDarla View Post
    I haven cut hem all, but here are a few examples. I like the ones that the second fabric is closer to a solid. Do the busy blocks take away from quilt?

    Thanks for your input.

    I hope this helps others... As I now feel that the solid is the way to go when it comes to the disappearing 4 patch.
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  8. "Pick up sticks" quilt pattern

    by , 02-28-2013 at 05:15 AM
    I recently (last month) saw a cool "pick up stick" quilt as I was searching through "easy quilting patterns" on the internet. This one consisted of Vertical and Horizontal lines, not diagonal lines. I am still trying to find it again without much luck. Most come back with diagonal lines. any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    P J
    God's work on earth is tough,
    but his retirement plan is awesome!
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  9. Grandmother's flower garden, done!

    by , 02-27-2013 at 06:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Cathou View Post
    In february 2012, I posted a thread asking for ideas on how to quilt my GFG and in my last post I said "Say tuned for the result in a year or two". Well, here it is. The hexagons are pieced and quilted by hand. I used a spice container cap to draw a line from one corner to the other using my Clover hera marker. The borders are hand appliqué. They are machine pieced and free hand motion quilted. I quilted around the appliqué and in the corners where there is no appliqué I quilted
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  10. finishing the quilt

    by , 02-26-2013 at 12:58 PM
    [QUOTE=evelyn5269;5890331]When I make my quilts I bring the backing forward, make perfect corners and sew it but my question is do you quilt first then bind or do you sew the binding and then quilt. I sew mine on the machine usuall stitch in the ditch and always end up with at least a couple puckers on the back. Any suggestions.
    Thanks,
    Evelyn in Sequim
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