1. Triangles and FMQ and binding . . . I feel like a real quilter now.

    by , 05-20-2014 at 12:51 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Cedar View Post
    This weekend I made a kitchen set (2 9" potholder a and 2 6" countertop sized ones) for the wedding of one of my best friends. I wanted to do something crow themed and a little dark and I ended up with this moda seabird fabric from my LQS. I stressed over what to pair it with. All of the blacks and beiges I looked at really brought out the blue and were too ocean feeling until my boyfriend suggested I look at the red I had leftover from a Halloween costume (OMG I have a stash!) and it
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  2. Info on markets for drawing

    by , 04-26-2014 at 08:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Cedar View Post
    So there's a white pen that stays on until its washed off? I've been wondering what I could use to mark on dark green that would need to stay put through an entire hand quilting process.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranchwife View Post
    Clover has a white gel marking pen that is sold at JoAnns. It works wonderfully for me on my dark browns, reds, and blacks and comes out with a hot iron or water. I love this pen and buy them when I find them. I store it tip down so it doesn't dry out.
  3. Great thread on potholder batting

    by , 04-25-2014 at 01:31 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by meyert View Post
    Hello.. I have some left over Christmas material and I am thinking I will make some potholders to give as Christmas gifts this year. I have never made potholders. What kind of batting do I use? I will need something insulated correct? Please let me know
  4. 1 Block - So many layouts

    by , 04-25-2014 at 01:28 PM
    My gateway to triangles. I love the twist and chevron patterns!

    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti View Post
    I am always looking to simplify things - making 4 blocks at once seems so much efficient to me than 1. When I figured this one out, I decided I should share it with others, hoping they can save some time and hair-pulling moments :-) Here is the link to the tutorial http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/...-tutorial.html
  5. Lessons in fabric shopping

    by , 03-23-2014 at 08:31 PM
    Next time I must start with buying the key fabric. I started with buying what was on clearance and fit my concept and I realized that I still needed a specific leaf fabric, but now I needed it in a certain shade of green to make the color blend smoothly.

    So after a frustrating trip two two fabric stores that claim to be the biggest in the nation I realized I was hunting for a fabric that didn't exist and bought 3 cuts that blended the colors and while neither was perfect all three together ...
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  6. Dreaming of project #2

    by , 03-02-2014 at 03:16 AM
    My first quilt was so fast and easy I feel like I can learn by taking it to the next level, so I'm planning on using the same techniques with smaller squares and a twin sized quilt. I've been drooling over quilts with color fades since the early 90s and with my art background and the current ombré trend I figured now would be a good time to play with that.

    I did some math and determined that 5 inch squares are the most cost effective option if I use 1/2 yard increments. For twin sized ...

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