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Norma Luikart 01-01-2007 09:03 AM

Ceanna,

Thanks for your input. I'll make note of the website. The more info the better!

Fondly, Norma

Norma Luikart 01-01-2007 09:11 AM

Becky,

Thanks for your input. The more positive input I get, the more I really want to try this, and everyone I have heard from has had good results. Wonder why I hadn't heard about this in any of the quilting classes I've taken? The article I read said that 20 yrs. ago when the idea was "invented", it came out a little "rough", so decided it wasn't quite the way they wanted to have a quilt look. Now there are several books out on it and sounds like the authors have really refined the method. If anyone is interested in the books, I'd be glad to let you know the names and authors.

Norma

Becky 01-01-2007 10:40 AM

Norma

Yes I would like the name of those books. And please give it a try. I've been making my quilts this way now for about a year, and I just find it so much easier for me, since I don't have a long-arm and I've never been one to make small quilts. And up until about a year or more ago, I did all my quilting by hand, And it took so long to finish a quilt. And I'm finishing alot faster now. I love the hand-quilting, and I believe it is an art, But now that I can combine both machine and hand quilting I enjoy it even more. Thanks for you time and your reply, I'm looking forward to those titles of those books. I agree they have refined it and you can see that they have put alot of effort into it, Thank Sweet Jesus there are alot of Quilters that like to share.

Kim 01-01-2007 05:49 PM

Hi! I think the technique you are trying to find is taught by a woman named Betty Cotton. She is a nationally known teacher and using her methods you can do quilts with different color schemes on the top and the bottom. She has a book out called "The Cotton Theory" and she also has a video or a cd with the instructions on how to make these quilts. You have to use a batting that is 20% polyester and 80% cotton. I believe the batting is made by the Warm and Natural company. Her techniques use a fold and finish technique and they are really beautiful. She also publishes patterns using her theory. I work for the Pfaff dealer in Salt Lake City and we had her teach for our store a year ago. She is coming again in the spring because we had such a great response to her classes.

Becky 01-02-2007 02:38 AM

I am familiar with the Cotton Theory, And I've seen her work and her technique, But their are few others out there that have a different technique, but the same theory. Why do you have to use a certain batting?

Knot Sew 01-02-2007 06:57 AM

I have been following this thread. I only have one machine in a cabinet, the rest sit on top of a table,so I haven't machine quilted a large quilt. I for one am going to give it a try. thanks everyone for all the tips. :D

Kim 01-02-2007 12:13 PM

Hi Becky, I'm not sure why Betty Cotton uses the batting she uses. I think it has to do with the polyester. Unfortunately, when she came to teach I had to work the store and wasn't able to be in her class. Sorry I'm not more help.

Becky 01-02-2007 04:55 PM

Kim

Thanks for your reply, if at a later time you find out why your suppose to use a certain batting, Please let me know.

peachrose 01-02-2007 05:10 PM

I am new to quilting -- so far I just tie my quilts because I tried machine quilting with a regular machine and it always bunches and then the rows are off and you can tell. I am interested in this new way of quilting in sections. Can you please recommend a good book to get that has step by step directions so I can make my quilts look better. I will take any suggestions you have.

Thanks
Diana

Becky 01-03-2007 02:45 AM

Try Cotton Theory Quilting, By Betty Cotton, Thats just one title, there are several others,


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