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  1. Quilt Borders

    by , Yesterday at 12:04 PM
    Is there a standard for quilt borders? I have a rail fence quilt with sashing & border, added a 2nd narrow (2") border and it looks kind of boring. Are there any standards with borders such as the maximum number of borders? I have an additional brighter fabric that looks like it will pull in some of the missing color which is in the rail fence.
  2. The Top 15 Stabilizer Tips for Machine Embroidery

    by , Yesterday at 01:28 AM
    1. Protect the stitch against sinking into the fabricated pile, like that on knit, corduroy, and other napped fabric material, by means of a topper.
    2. Don’t try, under any conditions to use iron water-soluble stabilizers.
    3. To find whether water soluble stabilizer is completely lifted off from a design, slowly rub the embroidered region in between the two fingers. In case they’re clean and do not stick together, that’s an indication the stabilizer has been lifted off.
    4. If smoking, ...

    Updated Today at 04:40 AM by PatriceJ

  3. Find Out! High-end Hack; Shoe Embellishment Tutorial

    by , 05-25-2018 at 10:49 PM
    Did you know about Bedazzled shoes? They are everywhere and toned with everything required to make them attractive. These include; pom-poms, embroidery, beading, and tassels. With a few easy steps, it’s very simple and inexpensive to change a pair of commonly known basic flat mules into designer flats. What you only need is to surf our website to equip yourself with tips on how to do so.

    Here is the tutorial. Follow these simple step-by-step procedure to make your own luxe pair ...

    Updated Today at 04:41 AM by PatriceJ (removed self-promoting link)

  4. The Beginning

    by , 05-24-2018 at 06:07 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Memorial Day is almost here and with it is the beginning of the visitor season. Now that I am in a new location I have to figure out how to direct or redirect visitors to my studio. I am just one of nine studios and there are a lot of rules and regulations since we are also part of the National Parks system. I think that our biggest plus is free admission to the gallery and studios. I did sell quilts and quilt related items at the museum and was well established. There was no admission to the museum ...
  5. Full Bloom

    by , 05-21-2018 at 04:40 AM
    I am so thrilled and overwhelmed that my quilt is going to CQA for the big show in Vancouver. There are so many beautiful quilts at this show. i'm sure they will take good care of my quilt. I did the applique by machine using a satin stitch. To quilt it I used two battings wool on top and cotton on the bottom it sure made for a wonderful effect but a bit heavy.
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  6. Enchanted Garden BOM

    by , 05-20-2018 at 07:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sherileeaz View Post
    Yes, I am doing this BOM. I’m a bit nervous since I’m new to quilting. I feel a bit confident since there is a video and it’s month by month. I hope others will join me here to enjoy the experience.
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  7. BOM Quilt Along Enchanted Garden by Shabby Fabrics

    by , 05-20-2018 at 07:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sherileeaz View Post
    Anyone starting this quilt-along, starts July 2018?
  8. Celtic Garden Quilt

    by , 05-19-2018 at 12:25 PM
    This is one of my favourite quilts so far that I have designed. I love medallions and appliqué quilts. I machine did a turned edge applique on this quilt and used Wonderfil Invisifil on my machine to applique the blocks.

    Updated 05-20-2018 at 01:22 AM by PatriceJ (removed advertising)

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  9. My love/hate relationship with Pinterest

    by , 05-19-2018 at 09:15 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I love, love Pinterest. I love all of the information you can get on just about anything. I love all of the pictures, recipes, ideas, quilt patterns and just about everything about Pinterest.

    I hate that I am addicted to Pinterest. I get on Pinterest and the time flies by and the next thing that I know hours and hours have passed.

    Just this morning a thread from this Board directed me to something on Pinterest. I looked it up and one thing led to another and now I just
  10. Home Made Quilt Basting Spray

    by , 05-19-2018 at 09:07 AM
    I have not tried this yet, but I'm going to. I don't like the cans of spray from the store. I have pets and it seems it will be okay to use around them. I will post after I try it and let you know how it works.
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