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Thread: Can't wait to try this technique

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    Can't wait to see what you do!

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    Haven't done this yet but would like to
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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyGee View Post
    I'm doing a queen size quilt right now using this method and I love it! To handle a project this large on my machine using the conventional quilting method would drive me bonkers. I still love machine quilting, am learning FMQ, but for this project the Cotton Method has worked and is working. I do agree that it does make for a stiffer quilt; however, this quilt is for my ex-Marine BIL and I don't think he'll mind one bit. I will still do baby quilts, lap throws, etc. using the "old" way.


    I'm not sure where you are getting your info but the book is $29 - http://www.quiltyard.com/books/CTB101.phtml

    A 'starter kit' w/book, batting, etc. is $54.50: http://www.quiltyard.com/books/sk101.phtml

    Shari
    Last edited by Mom3; 02-03-2012 at 08:12 AM. Reason: forgot to quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by krabadan View Post
    I have made a lot of quilts using this technique. I love it too and the quilts are just stunning.
    Could you share photos of some of your quilts? I would love to see them. I have been thinking about trying this method.

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    I've used flanel a few times as batting on baby quilt because it makes such a supple, soft, wrapable quilt that easily "molds" around every little baby part like a glove.

    Wondering if flanel would be a good alternative to use in the cotton theory quilts. I'm not familiar with the method as after fingering one of them I did not like the stiffness of the quilt - Jacquie is right on the money. It definately reminded me of the braided rugs!!
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    I thought this method would be good for larger quilts, so that I wouldn't have to wrestle all that bulk when quilting. After hearing how hard it is on your hands, I'm going to pass. I have arthritis in my hands, so I don't think this is the method for me. If you don't have problems with your hands, I think this would be a great method for large quilts.

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    I also tried this technique a number of years ago. At the time, I was using a sewing machine that wasn't really a strong sewer and i had a lot of problems sewing through the layers of fabric that you use to make the quilt. I won't do the technique again.

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    Got the book, tried it, sold the book. Different strokes for different folks.
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    She is really awesome. I met her a few years back and she gave me a CD and I love it. She was traveling through town here and stopped for gas and I noticed her trailer so I asked her who she was. Glad I did. I had just started sewing at the time and I thought the technique was going to be over my head but it was actually something I could do.
    I started with tablerunners. Lots of fun.
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    I also took a class and found that it uses lots of thread, there is a lot of sewing straight lines over and over again. It was heavy and didn't drape well, it was stiff. I heard if you washed the items a lot they become soft. I decided there were other methods of quilt as you go out there that I like better.
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    I picked up one of the kits at a show recently. I have not done it yet. I need to complete a few things I have started.

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    I bought one of her books years ago, looked through it, put it away. Not even sure now where it is. I haven't tried to make anything out of it yet.
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    I have a book, batting, scissors, etc..they were demo at Paducah. I haven't tried it yet..but it sure looked interesting.

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    I've seen her on tv and thought her quilting was interesting, but I haven't done a quilt yet. I have used the system to join pieces of left over pre-quilted fabric together making them into larger pieces for charity quilts. This worked fine for me.

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    It's ok, but I didn't like the stiffness... was making the placemats but that's as far as I got until I put it one the back burner... Guess what!!!!!!!!!! it's still there... neat idea but not for me...

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    She was on "Sewing with Nancy". Check out the Nancy's videos on the Wisconsin Public Television site. You should find one there. You can get an idea of the technique.
    Happy sewing and quilting,

    Janet

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    I haven't tried it but keep us posted.
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