Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Strange Quilter >

Strange Quilter

Strange Quilter

Old 07-28-2010, 11:50 PM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,345

When I read all the topics here on the board I always feel like a really strange and weird quilter:

I like patchwork and appliqué, but I don't do it.
I own a sewing machine, but I don't use it.
I have a rotary cutter, but I only use it for cutting the selvages of my fabric.
I never buy fat quarters.
I have a fabric stash, but every piece of fabric has at least 5 yards.
I use cotton prints for the quilt backing, not for the top.
I use solids for the quilt top, not for the backing.
I never use sewing thread, I put together fabric length with hand quilting thread.
I don't need a sewing room, a comfortable chair near the window and my hoop on a stand is enough.
I don't collect patchwork patterns, I collect quilting patterns.
I don't need machine needles, I only need betweens.
I have never used a seam ripper.
I don't use my rulers for cutting fabrics, I use it for marking grids on quilt tops.
I never put a binding on my quilts, I do a knife edge.

You see I'm a quilter - but a very strange one! :lol: :thumbup:
Borntohandquilt is offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 11:59 PM
Super Member
jemma's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: adelaide /australia
Posts: 1,390

what is a knife edge? individual is not wierd just different--i love to see whole cloth quilts--i made one once 10x10 inches got it right out of my system!!!!
jemma is offline  
Old 07-29-2010, 12:07 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,345

A knife edge is a kind of self binding. You just fold the top and backing to the inside and close the quilt with a running stitch. This method was mostly used for the traditional North Country and Welsh Quilts from UK.
Attached Thumbnails attachment-69076.jpe  
Borntohandquilt is offline  
Old 07-29-2010, 12:20 AM
PatriceJ's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southeast Georgia, USA
Posts: 8,954

i would never categorize you as wierd.


are you detecting a theme here? ;-)
PatriceJ is offline  
Old 07-29-2010, 02:04 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Small town south of Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 1,692

AWESOME would be the word to discribe you! I only wish I was so talented...instead I rely on my Janome 6600 for piecing the quilt and quilting it. I also rely on the rotary cutter and rulers. Congratulations on being able to do it all by hand...I envy you.
quilterella is offline  
Old 07-29-2010, 02:06 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,345

Originally Posted by PatriceJ
are you detecting a theme here? ;-)
I'm fishing for compliments...

Borntohandquilt is offline  
Old 07-29-2010, 02:19 AM
Super Member
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 3,272

I have to say AWESOME too! :thumbup: To be honest, if I had to hand-quilt or hand-piece, I'd probably never do it. My attention span and patience are both near zero. :lol:
moonrise is offline  
Old 07-29-2010, 02:19 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Winchester, Tn.
Posts: 1,501

Every time I see your work the word I think of is not wierd but amazing.
Linda1 is offline  
Old 07-29-2010, 03:01 AM
Senior Member
mlaceruby's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Somerset PA
Posts: 719

Your work is Beautiful!
and you are not weird, you just have one form as I like to call it of quilting.
I like to try and work with all methods! It makes you appreciate the truely talented like yourself!
mlaceruby is offline  
Old 07-29-2010, 03:24 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 166

You work is amazing. I wonder, do you use a little darker thread on the quilt, rather than white on the white top. I have read somewhere that this is a good idea and it used to be done years ago. Pam
Pam in WV is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
05-15-2012 10:57 AM
03-17-2010 10:20 AM
10-06-2009 06:13 PM
Quilting Aggi
03-12-2008 06:41 PM
02-10-2008 09:09 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.