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!

Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: Tip from Kitsie #2

  1. #1
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    6,621
    Blog Entries
    41
    After searching repeatedly for just the perfect curve for a new size fabric piece, even going to the barn to borrow a garbage can lid, using a pizza pan, a saucer or the microwave plate I finally got smart! Got some of the sheet template plastic (so worth the extra pennies, doesn't curl, heavier plastic) and traced different curved objects on it.

    You can make tons from just one sheet by nesting them so that the inside curve is smaller than the outside. Boy, has this worked wonderfully especially for this quilt with its many curve sizes needed!

    All from one 8 x 11 sheet
    Name:  Attachment-56641.gif
Views: 28
Size:  103.9 KB

    This one will work!
    Name:  Attachment-56642.gif
Views: 67
Size:  120.4 KB

  2. #2
    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    8,161
    Blog Entries
    1
    So you use it as a guide when you're quilting? Does it work with a free motion foot? I've thought about something like that but wondered if the foot would hop over the edge of the template.

  3. #3
    Super Member Darlene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    1,903
    Thanks for the tip I keep this plastic around here for templates all the time.

  4. #4
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    6,621
    Blog Entries
    41
    No - I trace around it with chalk or a marking pen, remove it, then sew the curve!

    They slip into a clear sleeve in my binder quite nicely.

  5. #5
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,820
    Kitsie,
    This was a good idea. I bit the bullet and bought a couple different type circle templets and a acrylc all in one that has the curves open to trace with. (I can't remember the name of it right now) Then if I really need something I don't have I use my french curve set I bought for dressmaking.
    This looks like it would save someone a ton of money. Nice post!

  6. #6
    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lakeland, Florida
    Posts
    10,215
    Great idea!!

  7. #7
    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Western Arizona
    Posts
    1,910
    Kitsie, I am so grateful for your showing these templates to us. I am just beginning totry free motion. Now I know why they say it takes "practice, practice, practice". Oh my, what a challenge that's going to be but I'm determined to learn it. So many of my wallhangings look unfinished without it. Seeing your templates gives me ideas. Thanks
    Pat

  8. #8
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    6,621
    Blog Entries
    41
    Glad to help Pat J! I'm a "ways and means" person. If you don't have the means, find the ways.

  9. #9
    Super Member Oklahoma Suzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Home town: Rehoboth, MA Now living in OK
    Posts
    7,897
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    After searching repeatedly for just the perfect curve for a new size fabric piece, even going to the barn to borrow a garbage can lid, using a pizza pan, a saucer or the microwave plate I finally got smart! Got some of the sheet template plastic (so worth the extra pennies, doesn't curl, heavier plastic) and traced different curved objects on it.

    You can make tons from just one sheet by nesting them so that the inside curve is smaller than the outside. Boy, has this worked wonderfully especially for this quilt with its many curve sizes needed!
    great idea.

  10. #10
    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Western Arizona
    Posts
    1,910
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Glad to help Pat J! I'm a "ways and means" person. If you don't have the means, find the ways.
    Kitsie, I'm with you on the "ways & means" method. I've always done that & people think I'm so smart because of the solutions I manage to come up with. LOL. They don't realize that all you have to do is use your mind & ideas come to you.

    We were a Navy family (20 yrs.) so we had NO extra $ at all so I had to get creative to do crafts. Like making a birdcage from a wire coathanger.

    Now my passion is my quilting. That's why I enjoy people talking about their stashes. Boy, can I relate to that.

    Pat

  11. #11
    Super Member I go To The Sea To Breathe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    North Sioux City, SD
    Posts
    1,729
    Blog Entries
    3
    Same here, we were Navy for 22 yrs and my Dad for 27 years, My Dad in the "old" Navy where he was gone for 6-8 months and mail was hard to come by. We lived in a trailer growing up and I remember my Mom laying under the trailer in the snow holding a can of fire, I don't know what she had burning in the can, probably gas, trying to unthaw our water line.....You learned a lot being Dad and Mom on those long cruises..

  12. #12
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,088
    Blog Entries
    1
    This is a wonderful tip, thank you :D:D:D

  13. #13
    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Western Arizona
    Posts
    1,910
    Oh my gosh, you are so right. it is tough. We got caught during our second ten yrs. when Viet Nam broke out. He was on an aircraft carrier & was the first to respond when 2 of the battleships were hit.

    He was gone 7 of our last 10 yrs. Yes, it was tough. We ended up married 50 yrs. though so we must have done something right.

    I lost him 2 yrs. ago so I lost my real buddy.

    Pat

  14. #14
    Super Member I go To The Sea To Breathe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    North Sioux City, SD
    Posts
    1,729
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G
    Oh my gosh, you are so right. it is tough. We got caught during our second ten yrs. when Viet Nam broke out. He was on an aircraft carrier & was the first to respond when 2 of the battleships were hit.

    He was gone 7 of our last 10 yrs. Yes, it was tough. We ended up married 50 yrs. though so we must have done something right.

    I lost him 2 yrs. ago so I lost my real buddy.

    Pat
    So sorry you lost him, we are getting close to 50 years, you know my folks were married 64 and still held hands and were so in love with each other. You learn to treasure the times when that ship came in, and deal with life when it left. We didn't have email or cell phones , I have friends who are able to talk to their husbands every night and they are in the war zone, that helps the families so much, the Dad /mom can stay connected to the kids. My DH has had by pass surgery 3 times, and aneurysm surgery once, he is finally getting better again. He was also on a carrier, The Forrestal, now if we can just keep our benefits...glad to meet you Pat.

  15. #15
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    6,621
    Blog Entries
    41
    Do you still have your birdcage? Isn't it amazing what you can invent? I feel sorry for the ones who think they have to buy every ruler, template and notion on the market just because some magazine tells them they will need it!

    My only income is Social Security, but its amazing what my third bedroom may have that I can use!

    I'll bet you enjoy your bird cage better than any that would cost $100! Necessity is indeed the mother...

  16. #16
    Super Member Oklahoma Suzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Home town: Rehoboth, MA Now living in OK
    Posts
    7,897
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Do you still have your birdcage? Isn't it amazing what you can invent? I feel sorry for the ones who think they have to buy every ruler, template and notion on the market just because some magazine tells them they will need it!

    My only income is Social Security, but its amazing what my third bedroom may have that I can use!

    I'll bet you enjoy your bird cage better than any that would cost $100! Necessity is indeed the mother...
    this is so true, I remember my mom comming up with some great crafts from things we had at home.

  17. #17
    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Western Arizona
    Posts
    1,910
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Do you still have your birdcage? Isn't it amazing what you can invent? I feel sorry for the ones who think they have to buy every ruler, template and notion on the market just because some magazine tells them they will need it!

    My only income is Social Security, but its amazing what my third bedroom may have that I can use!

    I'll bet you enjoy your bird cage better than any that would cost $100! Necessity is indeed the mother...
    That birdcage was a proj.of almost 50 yrs. ago. It took about 18 hangers wired together. The hooks faced out & opened upward.
    I sure hope we're in the right site here so we don't offend somebody for talking other than quilting.

    I don't know how anybody can survive just on Soc.Security. I'm sure you're very resourceful.
    Is your Ridgefield near Battleground? I go right by there on I-5 on my way home.

  18. #18
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,956
    What a great idea. I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  19. #19
    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Western Arizona
    Posts
    1,910
    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    What a great idea. I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing.
    I just realized we're chatting in the main quilting site? I guess you all call it a "thread". I don't understand that term.

    If you'll PM (see I figured that one out)me, I'll give you further directions for the birdcage. There is more to it.

    Pat

  20. #20
    Power Poster ann clare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Navan. Co. Meath. Ireland
    Posts
    15,104
    Great tip. Lovely hearing real true stories. Thanks for sharing

  21. #21
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,663
    Blog Entries
    194
    Awesome tip keep them coming!

  22. #22
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    6,621
    Blog Entries
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Awesome tip keep them coming!
    Sure will, check out lasagna ? pans? dishes? containers? Just going to post it. And thanks!

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.