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  1. Quilt Closet Reorganization

    by , 02-28-2013 at 08:11 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!
    Name:  rolling shelf after.jpg
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Size:  174.4 KBAll cleaned up.
    Name:  fleece after.jpg
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Size:  181.9 KBNot too terribly much I could do with this side of the closet. Full of fleece and wide fabrics.
  2. Crazy Quilts Instructins

    by , 02-28-2013 at 04:21 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.
  3. Air Force Quilt

    by , 02-28-2013 at 01:50 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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  4. "Pick up sticks" quilt pattern

    by , 02-28-2013 at 06:15 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.


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

    by , 02-27-2013 at 07:05 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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  6. finishing the quilt

    by , 02-26-2013 at 01:58 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.
    Evelyn in Sequim
  7. Stabilizer for ties?

    by , 02-26-2013 at 06:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    A friend has asked me to make a quilt using her deceased husband's ties. They are a mixture of 100% silk and 100% polyester and one acetate. I'm doing a Dresden Plate motif using the larger ends. I've deconstructed them and need an iron on stabilizer before I start cutting and piecing. Does anyone have a suggestion as to the best kind that uses low heat to fuse? It has been many years since I needed fusible interfacing, so I don't know which to purchase.
  8. The best dog video ever !!

    by , 02-25-2013 at 02:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43 View Post
    I've seen many dog dancing videos - all of them good but wait til you see two dogs dancing (more toward the end)

    Check out Glenn Miller Routine - Hooked on Swing

    The love of these dogs for their master is incredible, if you don’t happen to like dogs, you’ll love the music. Trust me!
    This was done at the Crufts Dog Show last October.
    It is great - watch all the way to the
  9. " Not your grandmother's tumbling blocks"

    by , 02-25-2013 at 07:16 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheesh View Post
    I finally finished my " Not your grandmother's tumbling blocks" quilt for my son. I started it a few years ago and am pleased that it is finally done. I sure love the "pop" of colors.
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  10. Why is my sewing machine not stitching???

    by , 02-24-2013 at 03:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Sewing machine not stitching
    Does it need a new needle? That is usually the quickest/easiest/cheapest fix.
    Change the needle... some times we hit pins or sometimes people pull the material through the machine and the needle bends. Sometimes needles get dull? When was the last time it was changed?

    Look at your upper thread. Is it catching on the little notch on the spool?
    Turn it over and see if that helps...

    Some times the wrong thread can be a problem.
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