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Thread: What are you making for Holiday gift giving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy
    Hi Barb:
    I loved your quilts and your quilt labels with the bible verses. You do beautiful, creative work.

    I REALLY LOVED your photographs.... Keep on doing your photo's they are spectacular. Don't forget to keep on sewing, either. Happy holidays! Randy
    Randy -- those are my daughter's photographs. She loves photography! We are a HSing family and when she graduated highschool in May, each student had a display with things about them after the graduation ceremony. My dd covered one side of her display with her photographs. She is very talented... with a great eye.

    Thanks! Barb

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    I'm so excited I found yall! I've just recently re-started quilting. I'm making table runners for presents this year and they've turned out beautifully. My sister-in-law has turned me into a serious quilter this time around. I have so much more to learn and I'm sure I can find lots of my answers on the Quilting Board

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    Hi All:
    Yes, I know Christmas is over but my friend sent me a Christmas card that she made using the Dresden Plate quilt pattern. It's darling so I wanted to share it with you guys...I may make ALL of my Christmas cards next year! I have all year to work on them.

    I have attached a picture of the card my friend gave me...the predominately green Dresden. I made the one with white blades that isn't very impressive. Between gift wrapping, fixing dinner and doing Christmas cookie plates, I made the other one and learned something...if using white card stock DO NOT USE white fabric for any of the Dresden Plate blades!

    TO MAKE the Dresden Plate pieces are:
    2 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide at the top of the blade by 5/8ths of an inch at the small end of the blade.

    With right sides together, fold the wide end of the blade in half and Sew a scant 1/8 inch seam across the top of the wide end of the blade. Turn the blade right side out and press so you have a blade with a pointed top. Make 12 blades and sew them together in a circle.

    Cut 2 circular pieces of fabric 1 7/8 inches in diameter. With right sides together, sew the 2 circles around the outside edge with a scant 1/8 inch seam allowance. Snip a hole in the center of ONLY ONE CIRCLE then turn the circle right side out. Set aside until ready to use.

    AFter all the Dresden Plate fans are sewn together in a circle smear fabric glue on back and attache the plate to the card stock. On the side of the CIRCLE with the hole where you turned the circle right side out, smear glue and affix it to the center of your Dresden Plate. Voila, you now have your card finished.

    I used my computer to write my card message on the inside of the card BEFORE I glued the Dresden Plate to the card. The card is simple and very cute but remember, It's probably not a good idea to use the white fabric like I used as the pattern "gets lost" against white card stock.

    Enjoy! Happy New Year.
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    Okay, Randy, that is just the cutest idea. I love it, but was hoping to be rid of holiday stuff for awhile. :lol: I hope you will also keep that in a folder on your computer to submit again, because I do not trust my memory. :lol: Thanks for sharing as it is definately a keeper. :D

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    Randy, that is BEAUTIFUL. I was looking for something for this Christmas, but never found anything, but....thanks for the idea for next year. :)

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    Randy that's a great idea!! I think I'll put that in my memory bank for next year. I've already started thinking of ideas. I work on Christmas stuff all year (inbetween other projects) :lol:

    Judyjo

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    Hello everyone.....I did not make this table runner this year but wanted to share it with you as it is very easy to make. It is all HST's. I think you can see how they're put together in the picture. I even made a hot pad with the same pattern and cut the 4 corner squares into triangles to sort of round it off. It was neat.

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    JudyJo..I love your star tablerunner. Great job. Thanks for sharing. I really get motivated and inspired when I see the beautiful things others are making.

    Happy New Year one and all!
    Randy

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    Lynn, make sure and send pictures of your tablerunners. We all enjoy and get inspired when we see what others are doing. Happy New Year!
    Randy

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    WHAT AN AWWESOME LOOKING QUILT!!!!!!!

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    Hi, Charlene my name is Annette and new to the message board and semi- beginner in quilting, I saw your message about the gifts you made for xmas will you please share with me how you made the detergent bottle apron. I live in Oklahoma City Oklahoma and the weather here is really bad our governor has declared a state of emergency our state is immobile.We have freezing rain and sleet making it impossible to drive. I'm going to use plain fabric .I guess i better get back to the machine. I do belong to a quilting guild in my city and thank God for Guilds.

    Thank you
    Annette

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    HI JUDYJO!

    I am a fairly new quilter.and I am wondering...what is an HST?? I love this beautiful runner picture that you posted.......but.what would the pattern be for someone who is new and doesn't really know how to make there own pattern>> I love to quilt, but have only been doing so for one year now (as of Jan.).....have made my son in Afghanistan a large (twin Plus size) quilt in RW&B, a baby quilt for a new grand-daughter, and a coup[le of table runners. I LOVE IT.....but I need to learn much more!! Thanks JudyJo...........Nancy

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    HI Annette

    I live in WI..... but for a couple of years (long ago) I live in OK..LOVED IT! My son was born in Altus........31 years ago! Nice to meet you...I ahve only quilted for a year......LOVE IT!! Keep in touch on this site.,........it is GREAT!! Be careful out there!! Nancy

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    Hi Nancy,nice to hear from you I know where Altus is, was your son an airman i will keep in touch with you. you'll get a lot of snow there i have a brother that live in Gary Ind and sister& brother who live in Chicago , 12 years ago my husband was re-located to Ft Wayne Ind. and i never seen so much snow. Hst mean half square triangle, if you want to learn a lot about how to make quilts and their terminlogy join a quilting guild in your area. Go on internet type in quilting guilds in your state & city call and see when they meet if you work days ask them about a evening ,saturday,or monthly guild , you will learn so much.i have been quilting 3 years this Janruary and i still ask many question and ask for helpi attend every quilting show i can in my city and close around, i try to make any project that my group is making if it doesn't look good i have it quilted and learn from my mistake and try harder on the next project so far i've made 16 in 3yrs.i'm getting better, don't give up.
    stay in touch Annette

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    The quilts were done late, so I didn't get the picture done til "late"! Is that considered a *four* letter word?????? This is one of the three quilts completed. The fourth one is almost done, but my grandson has been extended in Iraq and I just am having a hard time completing it because my thoughts keep going to him and worrying.

    Guess I should have mentioned, all the outside family squares are the ones that have pieces of clothing from family members in different states, FL, MA, CA, MN and which ever other state I may have forgotten. Last of the fabric (shirts mostly) came on Dec 8th. On that square is a picture of the family member(s) that contributed and where they are from.
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    I love the way you did you family quilt It will be a treasured heirloom

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    Donna:
    Wow! What a wonderful heirloom quilt you've created and it looks gorgeous. You really do nice work and you're so creative!! Thanks for sharing.

    I have a nephew in Iraq now, too...his second tour of duty. We have NOT ceased praying for his and the safety of all our soldiers over there. We'll add your son to our prayer list.
    Randy

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    Hi, Sounds like you are a busy quilter. You're projects sound very pretty and a little advanced for me. But am so glad to hear that you can wash with woolite instead of bubble jet rinse. I just now receive my bubble jet set 2000 and am anxious to get started on my projects with the pictures. Do you have pictures of your projects online? I would love to see something you did with the pictures made up in it. I did make my first rag quilt for xmas for my grandson. It was made of flannel and denim. It was really fast and turned out real well. He really liked it. I have made pillows with the pictures before, on the already prepared material sheets. I didn't care for the results to much. They say not to wash the item, but everyone I have gave them to does. They turn out ok, but material is stiff. Thanks allot for your reply.

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    My computer was slow in getting this picture. The quilt is beautiful. Where did you get the idea for this quilt? Your border around middle picture really makes it stand out. I have never crazy quilted yet, but looks like I need to start. Did you machine quilt the finished quilt or hand quilt?

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    Donna, that quilt is absolutely beautiful!!! What a nice idea and everyone that you made is truely an heirloom and one of a kind. Your family members must be so pleased and proud to have one of these quilts.

    Judyjo

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    I love THAT QUILT i HAVE MADE 10 PICTURES QUILT BUT i JUST USED PICTURE AND SHACENING I an fix to make on for my DDVada put some blocks with butterflys NEVA

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    Okay, as of exactly one year ago today, I have been actually making more than just squares. I received my copy of EQ5 on my birthday last year and started making designs. First I made an Attic Windows quilt for my great grandson, then a crazy patch tote for my friend who was retiring. The Attic Windows is a block in EQ5 so I just had to find the instructions for putting it together on the net. The crazy patch was also a block, but I re-designed some of them. Now I had to find instructions for foundation piecing. I ended up going to the local quilt shop "The Cotton Patch" for help with that. I have sewn all my adult life, and before, so it was relatively easy for me to figure out how to put blocks and sashing together.

    I got the idea for crazy patch from my aunt who made sleeping bags and quilts in that style (all hand done). Mine are tied, cuz I haven't come to the point of machine quilting yet. Now that friend, I made the tote bag for, was wonderful and bought me a Little Gracie II. I did try it out with some throw pillow covers and can not wait til I can do more.

    I did design the crazy patch in EQ5, scanned all my fabrics into the program and layed it out. Not all squares on screen match, fabric wise, the actual quilt, but it gave me a darn good idea of what I was getting. The design came progressively, changing it here and there, but it was all in my head.

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    Donna, does your friend need another tote bag?!, I'll be happy to trade for a little gracie!
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    Beautiful quilt - I love the design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    Donna, does your friend need another tote bag?!, I'll be happy to trade for a little gracie!
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    My friend took me to lunch today, for my birthday, and I mentioned the fact that you were willing to make her a tote in trade of a Little Gracie II, she said she doesn't need another tote, sorry. She got a good laugh out of it though.

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