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  1. My recent projects: lap throws

    by , 12-08-2013 at 04:33 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by johnette View Post
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    I call the purple ones "the sisters" I had a lot of blocks left from the first one, it was a jelly roll I received as a gift, so I went through the stash and made a few more. The pattern was a Jennie Doan tutorial. The bento box was a free pattern I found online. The tropical fish, I made that one up as I went along. Could have done
  2. Cumberland Quilt

    by , 07-23-2013 at 03:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by KarenK View Post
    Here's a link with some details about a different Cumberland quilt:


    The block is a 4-patch made with HST's.

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  3. Hexagons Machine Sewed

    by , 07-21-2013 at 08:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    Hexes have always intrigued me. I don't mind setting in but when wants to make a charm quilt with tiny hexes, one doesn't want to do that lol. I did some research and found that some techniques, cut the hex in half. This forms a little boat like patch. The patches are then machine sewed in rows and then the rows are joined and it goes very fast. I don't want to do that either.

    Then there is the English paper piecing by hand and that's not going to happen. And so I did this. I did two
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  4. How do you make triangles the easy way?

    by , 07-21-2013 at 04:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Layer 2 fat quarters right sides together.
    Draw a grid of squares on the lighter color fat quarter, making the grid be 1" larger than the size of HST you will need.
    Draw diagonal lines through the grid so that each square has ONE diagonal line in it.
    Sew 1'4" away from EACH side of EACH diagonal line.
    Press the fat quarters after sewing.
    Cut apart on EVERY DRAWN LINE.
    Square up each HST.

    Jan in VA
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  5. 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
  6. This one is for me.

    by , 04-09-2013 at 07:01 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    I saw this pattern in Fons and Porter's "Easy Quilts" winter 2012. I used a FQ pack of Sweetgrass Prairie from Connecting Threads. My LA quilter quilted swirls with hearts. I named it "Mi Casa es su Casa." Thanks for looking.
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  7. My own personal "Legacy" Quilt --- Not a Dear Jane, but my 'Dear Jenn'

    by , 03-25-2013 at 07:12 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    This quilt is comprised of 99 blocks that finish at 4". I have always loved the Dear Jane quilts and admired them for all the dedication, skill, patience, and love that goes into each and every block. As much as I love looking at them, I didn't have a strong desire to make one. I wanted something a little different - my own blocks that I could pick out myself.
    So this quilt evolved, into something like a biography, something like a charm bracelet, something I could immerse myself
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  8. QAYG Flip N Sew With Pictures

    by , 03-24-2013 at 09:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by gigigray032447 View Post
    I mostly piece 40x60 tops for cancer patients. And I got really tired of the look of tied quilts so this winter I tried QAYG, sewing the quilting seam at the same time I sewed my rows together. I don't know how to post words with the correct picture so I hope you can follow along.

    1. I sew my individual blocks into rows, but don't sew the rows into one top. Generally I like my blocks to be 6-7 inches. I realize there is no vertical quilting lines using this method, but me and others
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  9. QAYG Flip N Sew With Pictures

    by , 03-24-2013 at 09:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by judylg View Post
    Looks great, another way to quilt and I like it. Thanks so much.
  10. Text and pictures.

    by , 03-20-2013 at 08:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    type your intro story and hit enter once or twice. then, when placing your picture into the thread, use the icon that looks like a picture frame with the tree. then hit the enter key once or twice and continue typing. then hit the enter key again to place the next picture on the next line. continue this way until you have your picture story finished.
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