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Thread: What "quilty" did you get for Christmas?

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    I'm soooo excited. I got a full sized Hawaiian quilt pattern called Sunflower. I have to decide the colors to make it.
    Also got fabric and a hopping foot for stippling. 'Course, I had a lot to do with the Christmas list. Ya think blue and yellow would look pretty?

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    I got so many quilty things that I am embarassed. Fabric. From DH - 2 Carol Doak paper piecing books, a Judy Martin book, an Eleanor Burns book, and a B & D iron. From DD2 - Scraps (Judy Martin), A Civil War Diary and a book on quilting tips and techniques. From DSisIL, a gift certificate from my favorite LQS in Oklahoma City, and a quilting reference book. It is not right to be so blessed!!

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    Wow!

    I got a calendar. :?

    Judy

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    I got a paid year to a local quilt guild and a Shape Cut made by June Taylor. Elenor Burns uses it in her new seried "Quilting Thru the Seasons". Can't wait to try it.

    Debbie :lol: :) :- :D :wink:

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    I got 2 books... Bullfrogs and Butterflies by Pat Sloan.. and a book of patterns for kiddie quilts (it is in the other room now)... I have 2 others on the way... Hook on Charms and Hooked on Charms 2.. Poor DH, paid for 3 day shipping.. they shipped on the 18th and were received and scanned for deliver on the 20th but never made it here. He will be calling the retailer tomorrow. He was more upset than me! He also gave me a large box of fabrics... mostly Christmas prints.

    The absolulte best thing I received was a quilt! My dd, who is 18, made it for me.. all on her own. She and I have made some quilts together, but she has never done one on her own. She created the pattern herself... it is not overly complicated, but she set it on point and it is just great! It is a bright colorful quilt (just like me!) LOL! She did have it quilted at the Long Arm Quilter. I knew she was making me something and suspected it was a quilt... but seeing it was wonderful! I have already used it to curl up and watch a movie this afternoon.

    No pictures of it yet... I will take some soon and post them for all to see!

    Barb C.

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    Barb, I am so excited for you about your dd's gift to you. How perfect. I bet you bawled - I know I would have.

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    Hi Norah....I'm not as advanced at quilting as a lot of you are. Can you please explain what a hopping foot is? How nice that you all got fabic and books, etc. I don't think my family would know where to begin buying quilting stuff for me. I usually tell them a gift cert to Joann's. Next year I'll have to find time to go thru and look for specific things and then give them a list.

    Judyjo

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    Hi, JudyJo! :D
    I just call it a hopping foot. It is called an open toe free motion or darning foot. It has a spring on it to hold the fabric down when the needle comes out and is used in place of a regular foot on the sewing machine so one can sew in any direction.
    As for the family knowing what to get...... I either get it myself or they know any cotton fabric for quilting will do. Sometimes I make a detailed list and where to get it. They are all clueless when it comes to quilting lingo. That way I get what I want. :twisted:

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    Thanks Norah, I haven't tried free motion quilting but will try it this year on some small projects. I have a plate that goes over the feeddogs on my machine for darning or free motion quilting. I'm learning all kinds of things from this site. It's wonderful! Everyone is great about sharing!Now that the GS are bigger and I'm not sewing so much for them or myself I hope to try more quilting.

    Judyjo

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    I was supprised my kids chipped in and got me EQ5 now I'll have to take time fomr quilting to lear how to use it but it looks like it will be fun to use. I guess I'll see soon enough.

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    You'll love EQ5. It is a lot of fun.

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    Is it hard to learn to use. It looks like its fun. I'm not real computer savy so I'm a little worried.

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    Hope you had a great day . I got some quilting gifts also I got a quilt chest and a gift card for a shop (50 dollars).

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    If you got the designer cookbook with the EQ5, that helps. You can learn a little at a time. I have had mine for a couple of years and just discovered a new function, yesterday, that is fabulous. Don't worry about learning it all, right away. It really is fin.

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    I really didn't get anything BUT my Uncle looked at what I have just started & called me after he got home to ask if I wanted all my grandmother's material. She's the one that signed me up for sewing lessons at the Singer store in our town when I was about 12. She's been gone since mid-1980's. I didn't even know that fabric she had was still around. What a treasure. She was a seamtress. I will value it & hope to make a quilt in the future after I start the Cathedral Windows quilt that I'm planning with my husband's families materal.

    Linda

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    Boy, are you lucky to get such a stash! You'll have a ball trying to decide what to do with it.

    Judyjo

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    Norah

    I think blue and yellow would be very pretty, Those are truly my favorite colors, When your all done making it, I'll send you my address,


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    I'm still so excited about my gifts, I think my poor hubby thinks I'm completely crazy. I begged for a new ironing board and iron. He got me this huge wide totally sturdy board and this awesome new iron. And even some baskets and tools for the craft room. I really think he's hinting for me to stay out of his. And the most incredible thing was a cutting table, where the sides fold down!! No more horrible back pain.

    I do have to say I'm falling behind. Some time last year, my mother had bought 2 panels of Snowmen. She gave me one, and we were to make each other a quilt out of it. Well, she finished hers and gave it to me. So....now, I gotta get off my tush and finish hers.

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    Well, BB, being as you got two of everything, I got dibs on the extras. You have a very thoughtful husband. Lucky, lucky. :wink: And Becky, as for you, you better plan on living a long, long life and then you can finish it for me, because I probably won't last another 20 years to finish that Hawaiian quilt. I figure that's about how long it will take. :shock:

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    My aunt made me a snowman wall quilt. It is made 100% by hand because she doesn't use a sewing machine! I love snowmen, and I never expected anything like that! SHe also made me a door stop. IT is a basset hound stuffed like a pillow, and there is a weight in the bottom so he sits up! He is so cute!
    My Mom made my Son a quilt and a matching pillow and pillow slip. She made my Daughter one a couple years ago.
    And, I saved the best for last, DH GOT ME A COMPUTERIZED BROTHER SE 270 D SEWING AND EMBROIDERY MACHINE! THAT'S THE DISNEY ONE! I'd wanted it for a long time.

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    Congratulations, Miranda!!!

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    Thanks! I'm really excited about the machine. I just have to learn all of its tricks, now! I also have to get some embroidery thread in the colors I need for the Disney characters. (Mickey Mouse) :) I guess I can use the money I got from my MIL for Christmas to get some thread! I'll eventually have everything in the house embroidered! :P :D

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    If you have pets, they might want to keep an eye on you ...

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    YOU GO GIRL>>>>>>>>>

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    My daughter gave me a gift certificate for our local quilt shop. I spent it today plus more. I had a real good time!!

    Mary in Louisiana :)

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