Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 3 4
Results 76 to 100 of 100

Thread: Help, Overwhelmed but Happy!

  1. #76
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Roxbury, Ma
    Posts
    10,362
    Suffer now. Wash them all now and iron them and be free in the furute when the creative quilt artist is ready.

  2. #77

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    88
    Wow!!!! What a stash of fabrics. It is all so pretty. Lucky you. Have fun with it.

  3. #78
    Super Member kwiltkrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Mapleton, Oregon
    Posts
    5,925
    Blog Entries
    1
    I predict you will solve your newbie status really soon. You sure have the fabric for it. Have a lot of fun with your treasures.

  4. #79

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hammond, Louisiana
    Posts
    25
    You Rock! Congrats on an awesome find!

  5. #80
    Senior Member dmackey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    East Hampstead, NH
    Posts
    505
    If you want to wash the strips first, then take some thin fabric you won't be using and make a fitted bag to put the strips in, sew it shut and throw in the wash. I would just take some fabric, put a bunch of strips on it, fold it over and sew a seam tightly around the strips. The strips will stay flat and not fray this way.

    Diane

  6. #81
    Senior Member Maksi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    744
    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter

    You won't believe it, but I paid $2.00 ea for 4 bins! I also got vintage hankies in the original box for 10 cents, and quilting books for 10 cents ea. I didn't know about the UFO's until I got home, that was an extra bonus. :-P
    Wow! You did an awesome find. The fabrics looks great. I never had a find like that with vintage hankies and quilting books for 10 cents.

  7. #82
    Senior Member Maksi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    744
    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    I predict you will solve your newbie status really soon. You sure have the fabric for it. Have a lot of fun with your treasures.
    Kwiltkrazy, youre avatar scares me of. Was that fire near you?

  8. #83
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    67
    way to go! don't feel gulity just enjoy if you can't think about donating some of the finnished resultsthat will give you agold star

  9. #84
    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,913
    Will definitely go the homeless, disaster, and soldier route, but they'll probably be easier quilts until my comfort level improves.

    I'm still in shock. :shock:

  10. #85
    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Round Rock,Texas
    Posts
    6,133
    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    Will definitely go the homeless, disaster, and soldier route, but they'll probably be easier quilts until my comfort level improves.

    I'm still in shock. :shock:
    Easy quilts are great, I make lots of them! I've been quilting for over 20 years.
    This quilt looks really difficult, but its not. I just finished
    my first one, got another one ready to cut out.
    http://www.byannie.com/media/images/...s_patterns.pdf
    Sharon W.

  11. #86
    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,913
    Thanks Sharon, looks like something I could handle. :thumbup:

  12. #87
    Member sue in NH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    51
    Wow what a great purchase you made! I don't always prewash before quilting but I do test for color running. Especially a red color. I cut a small 2"X2" piece and soak it in a cup of boiling water to see if the color is going to run.
    You should also check out the Quiltville.com site. Her scrappy quilts are great. I have made a few and they are a great way to use those strips you have that are already cut.

  13. #88
    Super Member pennyswings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Originally from NY, now retired in Argentina. Miss the USA!!! :-(
    Posts
    1,578
    Quote Originally Posted by Maksi
    If you are worried that one strip may shrimp more than the other you can also iron them as hot as they can handle, maybe with some steam. That will get the shrimp out. ( is the word shrimp of shrink, because at first I used the word shrink everywere but it didn't sound right to me....)
    Maksi, it is shrink instead of shrimp, but we all got the idea anyway, I think, LOL.

  14. #89
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Louisiana
    Posts
    463
    Blog Entries
    1
    I wouldn't wash strips and small squares. Too much of a headache.

  15. #90
    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,913
    Yup, found that out the hard way. I accidently threw a couple in the wash. Never again, I hope.

  16. #91
    Senior Member sosewcrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    442
    What a nice assortment you found! Lucky you. I'd never thought about steaming before sewing. I get so many ideas here that I hardly have time to sew LOL!

  17. #92
    Senior Member rahaube's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    407
    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Maksi
    If you are worried that one strip may shrimp more than the other you can also iron them as hot as they can handle, maybe with some steam. That will get the shrimp out. ( is the word shrimp of shrink, because at first I used the word shrink everywere but it didn't sound right to me....)
    Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I'll give it a try.

    Maksi, you are just toooo cute!

    After I decide what I need to keep for my future projects, I will be sharing. When, what and how, I can't say. Right now it's a little too hot to iron so it might be a little while.

    I've posted pictures of a portion of my new stash.

    WooHooooooooooooo!
    I don't know what you paid but I think you got a deal. It is unusual to find so much quilting fabric at a yard sale.

  18. #93

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    12
    Hi,
    You could sew them together first. otherwise they may fray pretty bad. chances are they are already washed for shrinkage, however if you put it together, then wash and they shrink a little, it give the quilt an "older" look to it. Perhaps choose a pattern with that in mind?
    LuWana

  19. #94
    Super Member oldswimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    1,234
    [quote=

    BTW, I actually felt guilty picking up all this fabric. I kept thinking about all the lovely quilts you ladies could make with this stash. Instead, it went to a newbie with only 2 completed tops under her belt. WooHooooooooooooooo![/quote]

    Muwahahahahaha..... you are now one of us......

  20. #95
    SNUGQUILT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    438
    Wow! Quite the bargain! Congrats!

  21. #96
    Super Member Pam Pollock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Beavercreek, OR
    Posts
    1,381
    You got such a great deal!!! Time to sew now!! :D

  22. #97
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Forest Grove,OR
    Posts
    6,573
    Blog Entries
    1
    great find on the fabric. enjoy, and God bless. Penny

  23. #98
    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,913
    Thanks! Finally got everything washed. Between painting the next couple of days and a garage sale this weekend, no time to sew until next week. Can't wait to get started. :thumbup:

  24. #99
    JACRN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    SHELBYVILLE, KY.
    Posts
    1,189
    You sure were lucky. ENJOY!

  25. #100
    montanablu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    seemingly in the land of infants & toddlers!
    Posts
    582
    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605
    you can soak them in a sink if they need to be washed for some reason, otherwise i would just dig in. If you are feeling guilty about your new stash, you could always pay it forward on the board and share some of the fabric. just a thought.
    Sahm, that's a good one!! :) I like you think!!:)

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 3 4

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.